Anyone else not done half as much as they should have this half term?

(36 Posts)
Olivo Fri 19-Feb-16 15:40:21

My to do list was huge,but due to being unwell all week, I've hardly done anything. sad

Anyone else in this positions? Am hoping you can make me feel better!

parrotonmyshoulder Fri 19-Feb-16 18:54:34

Me too. I'm going to do a bit tomorrow, then wing it (again) for 4 weeks and 4 days until Easter!

seven201 Fri 19-Feb-16 19:10:52

Me too (as usual)!

wannabestressfree Fri 19-Feb-16 19:15:45

And me and not well. Normally I ignore the doctor when he tells me he wants to sign me off..after a shit couple of weeks pre half term and being behind I am tempted to stay at home and catch up.

FithColumnist Fri 19-Feb-16 19:42:35

Nowhere near enough. I still have four class sets of books to mark, displays to change, three classes worth of controlled assessments to mark. The first couple of weeks back are going to be me busking it: thank god it's a short half term!

MrsPeel1 Fri 19-Feb-16 19:55:58

Not a stroke of work done! And shit loads to do. Sick mama, sick babies and good old fashioned laziness! Oops.

GiraffesCantDoMentalArithmetic Fri 19-Feb-16 19:57:36

La la la la I'm not listening!!!

<buries head in sand about end of half term>

1944dadhelp Fri 19-Feb-16 20:03:33

Me neither, only thing I've really worked on is my resignation letter which I'm handing in on Monday!!!!

parrotonmyshoulder Fri 19-Feb-16 20:09:14

That probably feels good, 1944!

TwllBach Fri 19-Feb-16 20:11:03

Not done any and am supposed to be going in on Sunday to change my displays but don't want tooooo

1944dadhelp Fri 19-Feb-16 20:41:18

It does parrot but I know I'm going to be made to feel very guilty....
am dreading it

EvilTwins Fri 19-Feb-16 20:44:21

I've done no work. But I have redecorated two bedrooms and built a lot of flat pack furniture. I've also helped two sixth formers with audition material, and had a chat with my colleague about our potential route out of teaching.

PlaymobilPirate Fri 19-Feb-16 20:48:46

I've done nothing! My heart's not really in it anymore - lessons for next week are prepped but that's it.

1994 and Evil have you got other things in the pipeline? ?

Youcantscaremeihavechildren Fri 19-Feb-16 20:53:52

I did 5 hrs of c/w marking on weds, 3 hrs today...I'm still not done. Brought 5 folders home and got 4 more at school to do by the end of Monday. ..reports to write plus I've not even thought about what I'm teaching..
I've only been back 6 weeks from mat leave and I was going to end the holiday feeling smug..I'm sinking though!
Blag it until easter I think.. sad

EvilTwins Fri 19-Feb-16 21:01:19

Kind of. Early stages at the moment but in theory, yes. Sorry to be cryptic but it's very early days.

1944dadhelp Fri 19-Feb-16 21:16:01

Yep been head hunted by my previous career life......back to the food industry I go....

knitknack Sat 20-Feb-16 15:02:55

My personal rule is I DON'T work during the holidays! I work during term time, evenings and most Sundays, but I take holidays off... I came to this decision quite early on (three years or so into teaching, am in my sixth year now), when I realised that I had to make life sustainable!

GinandJag Sat 20-Feb-16 15:05:24

I know this is going to sound all wrong, but I have actually missed school and annoyed that I didn't bring any work home with me over half-term. Crazy, I know. I have never felt this way before. Reality will resume next week.

Jaimx86 Sat 20-Feb-16 19:01:05

I did about 10 hours over Monday and Tuesday, but couldn't bring myself to do anything 'adminy'.

Olivo Sun 21-Feb-16 09:41:19

Some of you are making me feel better! Did about 4hrs of prep yesterday, because about 5hrs of controlled assess marking to sort today. At least I've had some sleep thought his week. Got a hellish week ahead of me.

Good luck to those resigning.

As you say, only 4 weeks 4 days, we can blag that! grinblush

PumpkinPie2013 Sun 21-Feb-16 10:53:59

Me! Intended to do lots but actually haven't done much at all!!! I have loads of BTEC coursework to mark plus GCSE ISAs and haven't made any headway oops! I am leaving my current job at Easter to start at a new school so need to make sure everything is left in good order before the hols!

On the plus side Monday's lessons are planned and I went in on Friday to do all of my photocopying smile

Otherwise, I've spent half term seeing various family members, relaxing with DH and having fun with DS smile

At least it's a short half term this time!

I've done nothing. It's a holiday.

KinkyDorito Sun 21-Feb-16 16:05:31

Whereas I've done loads, still haven't bloody finished and don't feel like I've done a fraction of things that I should have done for my family and home. (Went in Monday, marked all day Thurs and Fri, some on Sat and all morning today. Feel like I should do more but am brimming with resentment.)

We're also not on a short half term here: 6 weeks until 'Easter' (not at Easter) hols here.

Mocks next week. Bring on the mega stack to add to my already overflowing pile.

Gah.

Love it really. But, gah.

KinkyDorito Sun 21-Feb-16 16:06:49

My personal rule is I DON'T work during the holidays! I work during term time, evenings and most Sundays, but I take holidays off... I came to this decision quite early on (three years or so into teaching, am in my sixth year now), when I realised that I had to make life sustainable!

This is the approach I need to cultivate. Thirteen years in now and still haven't learned.

KinkyDorito Sun 21-Feb-16 16:08:26

I think it's a damned if you do, damned if you don't.

At least those who haven't have had a proper break. I'm getting a sore throat which should not be happening after a rest week.

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