Wednesday, October 15, 2008

One of those days...weeks....months....years........

I have decided it is going to be one of those years.................just when things seem like they can't get any worse, WHAT HAPPENS:??????? it gets worse. I am just really tired of a lot of things that are going on right now, the politics of things (and I don't mean the election coming up), the fairness of things, finding out things that effect your life just by accident, hmmmm wonder when I would have ever been told????????// The day it actually was scheduled to happen?????????? I know this post probably doesn't make any sense to 99% of people reading this, if anyone even reads it, BUT it has been a rough day for me. We missed almost 2 weeks due to the hurricane and we are not adding days to the calendar. Instead we are doing things before/after school and supposed to be basicially busting our you know whats in order to get these kids prepared for testing when they missed a lot of instruction. The testing calendar hasn't been adjusted so we have to squeeze 2 extra weeks in somewhere. Then there seems to be all this other stuff that we are having to do and it makes it harder and harder and in the end it is the kids that suffer. WHEN DID IT HAPPEN THAT TEACHERS NO LONGER TEACH??????? We have so much we have to do each day and all those so called important things have to be done before we can even teach. I became a teacher to teach and that is what I want to do, BUT I NO longer even have time to teach. I have soooooo much other things to do and apparently as I found out today I have things to do, 5 days worth, that I didn't even know I had to do. We need to get the teachers back in the classroom and let them teach, take out all that other stuff that is not important. When teachers become overworked adn stressed out, it's the kids that suffer again. One of these days I am goign to start a list of everything teachers are expected to do regularly that takes away from their time they have teachign the kids. Why, oh why, would anyone want to become a teacher anymore??? I would highly recommend to anyone that is wanting to become a teacher that they seriously rethink it. I have had doubts myself all along and it just keeps getting worse. I thought last year was stressful, but it was nothing compared to what this year has already become and it is just October. Maybe we need to take a vote on when I will finally have a nervous breakdown???????????????? What's even more sad is that we can't even take care of ourselves. I have had dr.'s appt.'s that I have to feel guilty about because of all the after hour things we are expected to do. Making a dr.'s appt for 4:30, when I am off contract at 3:30, shouldn't be any problem, but apparently it is. I was lucky to even find one that late. I'm at the point that I wish I wouldn't have taken my flu shot today, might have rather had the flu, at least then I could get some days off of work.... What's going to happen when we stop going to the dr.?????? We are all going to get sick and then who is goign to be taking care of things???????? I HATE MY JOB, lets all pray that tomorrow will be a better day for me or I might not make it to June.

2 comments:

Casey's trio said...

So sorry for the lousy day...week...month...year. How many days left in the school year?

Kristi said...

Oh alicia, I am so sorry! I wish I had some more encouraging advice, but I just don't!!! Hang in there...this too shall pass.
Kristi