Now that we are four weeks deep in the school year, time is going to fly. Labor Day sets the tone for days off every couple of weeks. Not actual days off for the faculty, but days off for the students. Anything out of the routine gives us a spring in our step and a date to anticipate.
September 23 brings us a professional development day, where we might have time to catch our breath and figure out how to use this new Gaggle dealybobber that is the next wave of the future.
October, not to be outdone, proffers an early out for inservice, plus a whole Friday off after parent conferences. She's a harsh taskmistress, though, our October. For she requires us to stay late on two separate evenings to earn that day off.
November sits back all smug and cool, because he knows he signals the good will of the holiday season kickoff. He gets things rolling with an early out for inservice, then coasts along to the two-and-a-half-day Thanksgiving break.
December teases us with the start of the basketball season and hope of snow days. A mere three weeks in, we're out! Christmas break starts with a half-day on December 22.
January and February don't offer much in the way of scheduled time off. But we all know that snow can come at any time!
Gosh. The school year is almost over again. It's just a hop, skip, and a jump until the BEST time of the year: the second and third week of May.