Summer planning

28 May

The whoop from the room next door caught my attention and I walked over to see what had my teaching partner so excited.

“Have you seen the new calendar?” she asked practically dancing about the room. “We are back to a Labor Day start!”

Her joy was contagious, even though I knew the reason for the changed start time wasn’t. A few years ago, the school board decided they wanted to lengthen the school year and amended the calendar so we started before Labor Day this year. Budgeting issues this year promised teacher layoffs and people were worried. The change start date for the 2019-20 school year was a way to save some jobs and keep class sizes at current levels.

My first instinct, after checking the email and looking over the new calendar, was to message my sister to let her know I could now attend the Twist Fibre Festival with her. It takes place just outside Ottawa in mid-August.

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Since that first email, she and I have messaged and searched and video chatted, finalizing plans. This weekend we booked our trip, which also involves a week in Montréal.

We still have three weeks of school, and this trip comes near the end of summer, but I am excited because summer vacation is starting to seem real.

 

 

3 Responses to “Summer planning”

  1. TammyB May 28, 2019 at 6:26 am #

    I love the delicious anticipation of a trip! I am so excited for you.

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  2. Brian Rozinsky May 28, 2019 at 6:36 am #

    Your slice offers a great glimpse into consequences, both intended and not. Enjoy these last few weeks of the school year and, of course, the stretch beyond.

  3. arjeha May 28, 2019 at 7:42 am #

    How wonderful for you and your sister. I am sure that the anticipation for the trip will build as the days pass. Hope you have a few more getaways planned for you well deserved vacation.

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