It"s a Crazy Wonderful Life

This is a blog about my family and the crazy life in the Sims Household. We have 5 children, ranging from 14 to 5, and seem to be going in all different directions sometimes. The purpose of this blog is to help keep our friends and family up to date on what is going on in our lives.

Wednesday, April 2, 2008

I Hate Wednesdays!

For some odd reason our school district thinks the teachers need more planning time so we have this "Early Release Wednesday". I have only heard of this concept one other place before and I think it is silly. While I do believe that teachers need planning and prep time, I don't understand why this can't be done on a daily basis for and hour or two after school.

On Wednesdays I feel like all I do is run from one place to another just picking up or dropping off from school. A typical Wednesday for me goes like this(when it is my turn to carpool to the middle school which is every other week).

7:00 Kaylee to Middle School
7:30 Ryan to Elementary School for Student Council Meeting
8:00 Tiff and Jake to School
10:20 Kindergarten Gets out, Pick up Jake
1:10 Middle School Release, Pick up Kaylee
2:00 Elementary School gets out, Pick up Tiff and Ryan
3:00 Take Kaylee back to Middle School for Track Practice
Also 3:00 Ryan to Cub Scouts at church Every week, and Tiff to Activity Days every other week
4:00 Pick up from scouts and Activity Days
4:30 Pick Kaylee up from Track Practice

Wow, it makes me tired just looking at it. On Wednesdays, I do not plan to do anything else except maybe housework which is a daily thing anyway. There just isn't enough time between drop offs and pick ups to get much done.

I find that Wednesday is the day of the week that I dread. I Hate Wednesdays. That said, I am off to take Ryan to Student Council.


Stacie said...

That sounds like our Wednesdays. I really don't like early out day either. I usually have an agenda, and it gets all screwed up on Wednesdays. Not to mention basketball practice, dance, and soccer games in the early evenings. Big sigh when this day is over each week! Hang in there, only two months of school left!

Michelle said...

Thanks, Stacie, It's nice to know I am not alone.

Carlee Hoopes said...

That makes me tired just thinking about it. I am kind of enjoying my simple life at the moment and not looking forward to the hectic life that is to come.

Michelle said...

I remember those days like they were yesterday. As hectic as it is now, though, I wouldn't trade it for anything.

Kay B. said...

I can feel your pain to a point. I had kids in the school system too but as a teacher, I see a need for the early outs. First of all, even though I am not elementary endorsed, those teachers have no planning periods to run papers off, plan lessons, correct papers, etc. and their contracts allow for 30 minutes before school and 30 minutes after school for this. Usually not enough time to even begin any of the above tasks. I did teach on the secondary level and even though I was given 45 minutes a day for planning, it isn't enough time to get everything done. We had an early out day once a month that was used for inservice training and minimal planning. Just a bit of an explanation. I used to tell Stacie, "We have 30-35 kids just like yours for 6 class periods so we deserve an early out just to have a nervous break down." Of course I was just kidding.

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