Saturday, April 18, 2015

Surviving The Strain On The Crazy Train

So, I'm drowning in my annual kid science days. I only got eight parent volunteers this year as opposed to 21 and 25 the two previous years. I have a new principal who doesn't know what he's doing and apparently lacks the ability to answer emails.

The first of the two days is this Friday, and I've done virtually everything myself. It's been a nightmare of epic proportions. So directly after I take 140 first and second graders tromping through the woods from science station to science station with seven teachers and eight parent volunteers, I'll be retreating to the hermetically sealed environs of My Happy Place.

Until it's time to do it again with 200 third, fourth and fifth graders next month.

Speaking of elementary schoolers. Why in the world didn't they offer a program like this when I was a kid? This ROCKS!!



They also perform Led Zepplin, Jimi Hendrix and James Brown. Among others.

If I survive, I will see you all next time, Citizens. Though I may be forced back into super villainy. Only time will tell.

11 comments:

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Next year, just cancel it due to a lack of interest.
Lacks the ability to answer emails. Don't all bosses?
I hope you survive!

Pat Hatt said...

May the bears stay away from all in the woods haha although they may be easier to handle than 140 kids. Good luck!

Lexa Cain said...

It sounds so hard. I'd never make it as a children's teacher. I hope you survive and that the new principal learns where his/her email box is located. Good luck!

Sherry Ellis said...

It's tough when you don't have parent volunteers and you have to do all the work yourself! I feel for you!

Sherry Ellis said...

It's tough when you don't have parent volunteers and you have to do all the work yourself! I feel for you!

Cathrina Constantine said...

Teaching is hard work!!! I do like your Happy Place!! Good Luck!

The Happy Whisk said...

Wow. I wish you the best in getting through. Had you considered canceling, earlier? And will you next year?

Jemi Fraser said...

How incredibly frustrating! We've seen a drop in volunteers too at our school. Makes it really hard. Hope a few people pop up out of the woodwork to help!

Carol Kilgore said...

WOW! I would've loved that, too. Enjoy your Happy Place :)

Stephanie Faris said...

I've find I end up feeling resentful when other people aren't willing to pitch in. I'm sure you'll survive but you deserve a break!

Chrys Fey said...

I'm sorry you didn't have enough parent volunteers. So many parents have jobs and it's tough for them to participate in anything. Then again, I know many just don't want to even if they have the time.

I'm rooting for you! And hope you'll get a nice reprieve when it's all done.

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