You Could Definitely Tell

@GardenGerty (101611)
United States
January 10, 2017 6:13am CST
Yesterday was the first Monday the kids have been back at school after break. You could definitely tell with their behaviors and attitudes. Yet you also could tell they were glad to get back to structure. At least some of them. The school nurse predicted that for some of our kiddos it was going to be a long day, and a long week. It will be for staff as well. I got a good night's sleep last night, and I am ready to head out to do it all again.
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@katsmeow1213 (29047)
• United States
10 Jan 17
Then we get next Monday off again...
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@GardenGerty (101611)
• United States
11 Jan 17
Us too, so I scheduled some appointments. Can save a sick day that way.
• United States
11 Jan 17
@GardenGerty Good idea.. I should have done that.. I've been needing to make an appointment for a yearly check up.
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@GardenGerty (101611)
• United States
11 Jan 17
@katsmeow1213 Because of the transportation situation I had to cancel my eye doctor appointment twice. This time I have no excuse, I will go.
@DWDavis (12874)
• Pikeville, North Carolina
10 Jan 17
I'm looking forward to seeing my students tomorrow, but I know they are going to be off the chain. We had a four day week last week, will have a three day week this week, and then two four day weeks in a row due to the MLK holiday and a teacher workday. We won't have a full five-day week until the end of January. What a school year this has been.
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@GardenGerty (101611)
• United States
11 Jan 17
Wow, it must be hard to get the academics all done. We had two weeks before the holidays where all the schedules were pre empted by special activities. Not a good deal with kids who require routine and structure, like the ones on our caseload.
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@DWDavis (12874)
• Pikeville, North Carolina
11 Jan 17
@GardenGerty Middle school students as a group need structure and predictability. Any change in the schedule gets them out of kilter. I can't imagine what it's going to be like tomorrow, but I'll be glad to get back.
@JudyEv (130063)
• Bunbury, Australia
10 Jan 17
Hopefully they will settle down nicely in a week or two.
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@GardenGerty (101611)
• United States
11 Jan 17
With the disabilities of the students I work with, they never seem to all be settled down at the same time.
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@JudyEv (130063)
• Bunbury, Australia
11 Jan 17
@GardenGerty Actually I can believe that and should have thought of it. It must keep things interesting.
• Pamplona, Spain
10 Jan 17
Gone back to School here too they had been off since the 21st of December so they were getting bored specially being where we live. When they come back from School they charge out of the Door to play with a ball and that is it a ball and a scooter.
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@GardenGerty (101611)
• United States
11 Jan 17
So good to get out and play and be physical. We were out that long as well.
@Jessicalynnt (47895)
• Centralia, Missouri
10 Jan 17
yeah I hate subbing mondays for that reason
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@GardenGerty (101611)
• United States
11 Jan 17
It can be pretty wild and wound up.
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@Asylum (48266)
• Manchester, England
10 Jan 17
It always seems a longer day after a period of absence.
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@GardenGerty (101611)
• United States
11 Jan 17
It seems they forget all the things they know about being civilized when they have some days off.
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@JolietJake (51114)
• United States
10 Jan 17
Ours went back Jan 3rd...I can work in peace now.
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@GardenGerty (101611)
• United States
11 Jan 17
Yep, we keep em corralled for the convenience of every one else.
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