Wednesday, October 29, 2008

The Last Stretch

Joe made me promise yesterday that I wouldn't say that Tuesdays are the worst way to spend 1/7th of your life. Yesterday wasn't too bad -- but I would like to say that:

The last week of the quarter is the worst
way to spend 1/9 of the school year

Remember college. FINALS WEEK!!! It is awful! You are trying to cram everything in so you can salvage your grade -- or keep it nice and high. You study for hours. No play time ... no friends ... just work. Okay so the last week of the quarter is very similar ... only worse for a teacher. I have 200 students who are trying to salvage their grades. They are cramming, working, pushing to the end. Consequently ... I am overloaded with work. I hate the last week of the quarter. I have late work coming out of my ears!! This is crazy!! I am sure that all of you middle/high school teachers get where I am coming from. I don't know how bad it is for the el-ed group. They don't have 200 kids ... but I don't have 8 subjects either. (I could never be an el-ed teacher!!!)

Okay ... so now you have all listened to me vent ... I feel much better!


Jeni said...

Ahhh, I feel for you!! Laura does back and footrubs for free (okay, for tips)!! And even paints fingers & toenails. So when you need a day of pampering, give her a holler!

Kirsten said...

I completely agree. I hate the last week of the quarter.

Marissa said...

That is one thing I do not miss-I am not good with grades, hence the fact I taught choir-even that was too much sometimes! lol!