As the saying goes, 'time flies when you're having fun'. That couldn't be more true for the time students and teachers have over winter break. But now that the time is up, teachers are preparing for the rest of the school year. Karen Fleming is a teacher at Crestwood Elementary School and knows it's time to get back to work.
"For the next couple of days, I know that we are having professional development tomorrow. And part of our training will be on our new mobies that we have," says Karen Fleming.
That's a new piece of technology Fleming will have in her classroom. She says she is completely unfamiliar with the devices so the training is necessary. Another necessity for Fleming, to get prepared mentally since she will be back in school along with the rest of Meridian Public Schools in just two days.
"Mentally, today I've been trying to prepare myself and get back in the mode of school as far as the lesson plans and what we're going to be tackling when we first come back," Fleming said.
As for the students, they too will need to get back in the school mind set. Fleming plans to review material thoroughly.
"I'll begin Tuesday, when the kids come back to do some assessment to see who's lost whatever over the past couple of weeks as far as their fluency and their math skills because two weeks is not a very long time, but some of our children need consistency so we have to monitor and assess where they're at once again," said Fleming.
Ready or not, come Tuesday students in Meridian Public schools have to get back to the grind.
"I think my kids will be ready once they walk in the door Tuesday morning, but as far as right now, no. I'm sure they are not ready to come back to school. They love being off, but they'll probably come in full force Tuesday morning," says Fleming.