Wednesday, June 14, 2006

Coping mechanisms

This last week has nearly driven me to drink. Well, ok, not nearly... I treated myself to TWO coolers last night. Something I SO rarely do. And it showed. (Right, Brad?) Ug. Everything is driving me crazy these days. The kids. Other teachers. My classroom. Report cards. My house. Myself. I'm overtired, I'm stressed out, I'm SO ready for school to be over.

The only thing that is holding what's left of my sanity together is the thought that, "Whatever, I won't have to deal with this next year."

I am SOOO glad that I'm not going to be teaching music next year. I've loved it, most times, but I'm D-O-N-E. No more trying to work around everybody else's field trips and special events. No more cleaning up half-finished latte cups full of soured milk left in my classroom by the teacher I share my room with. No more five thousand different ways people want their report cards. No more finding out at the last minute that the performances I've been planning for weeks will be pre-empted by basket ball games. No more not being able to follow through with ridiculous behaviour in my class. My kids will be my own, my reports will be my own, my schedule will be my own.

Next year will be different.

Only 11 teaching days left...

6 comments:

happy and blue 2 said...

Just 11 days to go.
Having a class of your own will be great..

anne said...

Wow, your schools get out late! I'll bet you are so ready to be don!! How long of a summer break to you get? What are you going to do with all your new free time!? :)

Hillary said...

Anne: Apparently! A friend in Iowa has finished runner their Vacation Bible School two weeks ago already!Our last day is June 30, but we go back the day after Labour Day.

I teach summer school in July (gotta pay them bills somehow!) then August is free. This is when my passport will become useful!

No details yet, though, till everything is confirmed...

Jean said...

You can DOOOIIIEEETTTT!!!!!

Katrina said...

Hang in there, Hillary! A whole year of teaching elementary students could drive anyone to drink...lol. If you can just get through the next eleven days without committing a homicide or running away to South America, you'll be home free (and taking that wonderful trip you mentioned in your last post!)

Sarah said...

Okay this is me, I can comment on a blog! My desire to have been a elementary school teacher has completley disipated by reading your blog the last few weeks!

Just think about August......