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Hooray, it’s the holidays!

Discussion in 'Personal' started by Over_the_hill, May 25, 2019.

  1. Over_the_hill

    Over_the_hill Star commenter

    All my teacher friends are absolutely knackered, even though it was only a short 5 week half term with a couple of Bank Holidays thrown in for good measure. The next half term is a whopping 8 weeker so I am not doing ANY work this week and just chilling (if I can say that at my age). What are you up to? Anyone going anywhere nice or got anything fun planned? I hope everyone going to both North and Sarf meets have a great time! :)
  2. lardylady

    lardylady Star commenter

    We only had a week at Easter so now have 2 weeks off and then 6 weeks til we break up. Pity we're having lesson observations in the last few weeks.
  3. lanokia

    lanokia Star commenter

    Feels good... nice weather for it today as well.

    Off abroad tomorrow...
  4. Ezzie

    Ezzie Occasional commenter

    No half term if you’re in Scotland :( though only 5 more weeks until the big hols!
  5. peakster

    peakster Star commenter

    Yesterday afternoon was nice - our Year 11s collected their hoodies (most of them bought one) and had a bit of a send off.

    They were impeccably behaved - they wouldn't have been a couple of years ago (we have much better management now).

    But I am tired - I have quite a bit of school work to do - but first - a few days on my beloved Yorkshire coast - we are off early doors tomorrow morning.

    I have a relatively easy last half term too - a week on a conversion course to become a maths teacher - a trip to the zoo with Year 7 and a training day.
  6. EmanuelShadrack

    EmanuelShadrack Star commenter

    Feel free to ask me any maths questions next week. I'll try my best to answer them.
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  7. peakster

    peakster Star commenter


    I might be a bit frazzled though - lots of driving to do in the next few days.
  8. bombaysapphire

    bombaysapphire Star commenter

    I think I am going to have to fit some work in. Next half term is short for us.

    I have a friend coming to stay to go to a foraging evening and for a spa day, then there is the Manchester meet, I am coxing a crew in the pub and club racing at our rowing club next Saturday and I have cakes to make for a tea party for the charity Contact UK next Sunday. A few lie ins need to be included somewhere!
  9. primarycat

    primarycat Star commenter

    The joy of reports for me.

    But the sun is shining, my garden is full of yellow roses and scarlet poppies, we're bbq-ing tonight and I'm so summery that I'm trotting around in mint cropped jeans and sparkly shoes like a refugee from Miami Vice.

    And I have the London meet lunch to look forward to.
  10. sparklepig2002

    sparklepig2002 Star commenter

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  11. sbkrobson

    sbkrobson Star commenter

    Am I seriously the only person who drinks lots of beer and slumps on the sofa for several days?
  12. peakster

    peakster Star commenter

  13. agathamorse

    agathamorse Senior commenter

    Reports for me too. Then a trip back dahn sarf, to stay with a friend in East Sussex for a few days. Been really tired today and so did nothing but read and nap. Bliss!
  14. Aquamarina1234

    Aquamarina1234 Star commenter

    If you substitute wine for beer, that's my usual MO.
    I did do a bit of gardening. My dishwasher has just packed up so I've had to waste precious holiday washing up. The mediaevalness of it!
  15. Sillow

    Sillow Lead commenter

    I have been on maternity so this is my last week before I go back full-time. :(:(:( I am trying to fit in lots of fun times with the Baby Dragon. And the London meet, of course!
  16. mothorchid

    mothorchid Star commenter

    To all those who are still teachers - enjoy the break and rest and relax in whatever way suits you.
    To those who are not on holiday next week for whatever reason - enjoy the long weekend!
  17. ilovesooty

    ilovesooty Star commenter

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  18. red_observer

    red_observer Star commenter

    Rest and rest
  19. magic surf bus

    magic surf bus Star commenter

    Although I'm not teaching in the formal full-time sense any more it's been non-stop for me since last September, including a lot of days working in various classrooms in various places. I've put in 6 weeks on a construction project that's been physically knackering, amongst other things. Even the holiday trip that ended a fortnight ago was busy. Having returned from an enjoyable family wedding over the weekend I finally have a full week of not meeting others' demands and deadlines or lifting heavy things. Consequently the first half of today has been spent doing sod all of any consequence.

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