Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Oh Sweet Jesus I'm not sure I'm gonna make it!

If I hear one more person say, "You're soooo lucky, you get three months off at summer, blah, blah, blah, blah, blah" I'm going to slap them. Seriously. 1) I don't get three months of summer off, I get about 8 weeks. Yes, it's 8 wonderful weeks, but it's not three months. 2) I work major overtime during the year, but I'm salary and don't get paid for it. So there. 3) If teachers did not get summers off, they would go freaking insane. I kid you not. No summers off = no teachers w/an ounce of sanity. 4) Yes, I get paid during the summer, but only because I choose to. My pay is based on a 10 month contract, but I choose to have that 9 month pay, stretched out over the full 12 months. So technically, I DON'T get paid for summers. 5) Teacher pay sucks, so summers off help in that department at least.

Don't get me wrong, it's VERY rewarding, but if I didn't have summers off I'd definitely look for a new occupation. As it is we have three weeks of school left. Three weeks doesn't sound like long, but there are moments when I seriously wonder if I'm going to make it. The kids are wild and apparently in their little minds, school is out! They are driving me absolutely, 100%, crazy. If I had more than three weeks left, I seriously think I would loose my shit (sorry Mom). Surely I'm not the only teacher out there that feels like this!

Sorry, just had to vent. Now back to our regularly scheduled program.

~ Kahla

****I am grateful for
1) summers off!
2) three weeks of school left
3) what little sanity I have left
4) a room w/a working a/c again... amazing they could get it fixed when I wouldn't quit complaining
5) hump day!


Anonymous said...

I completely agree! And to think I contemplated teaching Summer School. I would've gone CRAZY! I hope we can get together a few times this summer.

Katie Baker said...

This is awesome! I couldn't agree with you more!!!

Anonymous said...

I agree- I wish I had summers off!!

Maggie said...

I totally agree!! I'm also going crazy and only have 1 week left!