Friday, January 04, 2008

Moment of Infuriation

I am SO aggravated right now. We have ONE writing lab for our school. That's right, ONE! For a school that is so unbelievably overcrowded I don't even get my own classroom. To use the writing lab, you have to sign up ahead of time. The lady in charge prints out a schedule, posts it, and then you can sign up for time slots. The list went up YESTERDAY. I went in TODAY and there are NO SLOTS AVAILABLE! That's right, NO SLOTS! I spent my entire prep period today scheduling out the entire next term, only to realize that half the projects I had planned for my classes will no longer work. What am I supposed to do? I thought I was ahead of the game. It's only the second day the list is up, we still aren't done with second term, and frankly, as a first year teacher, it's almost impossible to plan an entire semester ahead anyway. I want to cry. But students are coming in 8 minutes, so I will have to put my game face on and pretend everything's OK before then. AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


  1. I'm sorry Katie, that really stinks :( Good luck--you have a great game face.

  2. Why didn't you just get it all planned out last semester and be WAY ahead of the crowd. JUST KIDDING. I hope you get to work something out.

  3. That is soooo frustrating! And the thing is, if your kids are like 1/2 of mine, they think if they don'thave computer lab time to work on their papers and projects, that they can't possibly do them at all! :) *sympathy* Our computer lab has our English teachers on a rotation schedule with random slots that are first come first serve, still not perfect but sounds a little better...

  4. katie! i just found your blog through your facebook...!!! i am so excited! i am new in the blogging world.
    i'm sorry about your classroom! sounds extremely stressful! i am so excited to keep in touch through this now!


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