So. Much. Summer.

A Michigan law since 2006 requires schools to start after Labor Day. Because Labor Day is as late as possible (Sept. 7), that means schools don’t start until September 8.

But because last year Labor Day was Sept. 1, we in Rockford finished school on June 5. That gave us over 13 weeks of summer break: a week long than the previous several summers.

I am so over-ready to be back in school; so are my sons – so are my students! The structure, the schedule, the learning.

I hope someone is doing research on knowledge retention year-to-year. What will the extra week mean for students skill level on day one?

Because I’m starting to get worried they won’t remember which way is up in the score.