#realtalk These are the ONLY things I have purchased from the back to school sales happening right now for the coming school year. It's not that I'm not dying to buy all the things. I walked out of #Target the other day, leaving an entire basket of goodies behind me. Two things stop me, every year from going into the frenzy in July...
1. I'M BROKE! Summer is dry for my family, and has been ever since we had kids. I simply can't go nuts right now, no matter how much I want to. This is the plight of lack of funding, but also funding restrictions. I am fortunate this year and last year to work in a school and district able to provide most necessities to teachers when we ask, but it is limited in how and when... those funds are certainly not available to us over the summer.
2. I'm not ready! I have to be in the right mindset to go back and start getting ready. I've spent the past few summers either moving or half dreading going back to work, so this whole back to school planning only a month into summer. Just doesn't work for me. Now is about the time I start brainstorming, writing down ideas and perusing #TPT , but concrete planning will have to wait until August.
Any other teachers feel me here? What's your take?
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