Sunday, March 3, 2013

Sunday Night Blues

Do you get 'em?  I don't really...unless the week ahead is going to be a this one. 

When you were in college did they tell you that you were going to have to be on committees x, y, z along with a, b & c? {I have an all day school improvement meeting this week} Did they tell you that you were actually going to have to use your skills learned in your statistics class by analyzing data up the wazoo? {Who asked me to chair our school improvement committee they not know I do first grade math??!}  I'm pretty sure nobody told me that.  They didn't tell me that I was going to have to spend weeks assessing my kiddos either and that I would feel major teacher-guilt to keep things going as far as their engagement and learning whilst doing said assessments.  Do you feel that way? Do you feel like, although you know you are only one person, and there are 25 + of them, that you still need to make sure things are rigorous, engaging and that everybody is doing what they should be doing as you assess one. child. at. a. time....


I think I definitely have the Sunday Night Blues...

Just this week...and maybe next week because I know I won't get everything done that needs to be done before then.

But after that, I'll feel better.

Wait, after that are report cards and conferences.

But after that, I'll feel better!  I know I will and you will too!

So, if tonight you have the Sunday Night Blues...know that at this time next week,  well, you might have them then too...but after that...

I promise you won't!

Source: via Elizabeth on Pinterest


  1. I always have Sunday Night Blues. I feel like I am constantly assessing my kids and that the state is constantly assessing my kids. This week marks the fourth time (out of five) for our four day testing. Plus we also do AIMS.

    And I'm basically not allowed to do anything fun. Like we get in trouble if they walk in and see our kids cutting or glueing. So I can never do any of the cute holiday things I see on blogs or pinterest D:

    Teaching in the Valley

  2. Oh my goodness that pic is TOTALLY me right now!! Except I'm still blog stalking (with my lesson plans in my lap under the lap top LOL!) instead of working... :/

    Gotta go!
    Angela :)
    Hippo Hooray for Second Grade!

  3. Oh I feel your pain....that's just how I feel.....but, I'm thinking we could have a snow day on report projects 7-10 inches for us.....maybe you'll be in that same path....have a good a little each day and eventually you'll get done...ya right!

  4. Sunday night blues for sure! Love that little graphic - too cute!!!
    Smiles - Lisa
    Growing Firsties

  5. But wait...did they tell you that when you were on committee x, y and z and had prepared your school improvement progress report that someone above you was going to CHANGE what you had written? Whilst wearing glasses so rosy you might not be the only one seeing red?

    I think you will feel better in June!

  6. Ugh....I've got them too lately. It seems it's that time of year when EVERY week is one of those weeks. assessment for learning is getting ridiculously out of hand!!

  7. Ugh, can I copy and paste this post to my blog?! I have the Sunday blues almost every week now :( I used to get them occasionally, but never as bad as I've had them this year. In fact, I had the same "Sunday night" comic on my Facebook last night! Come Friday and Saturday, all I can do is lay around in my pj's... I'm just so tired! Then, Sunday rolls along, and it is crunch time! It will get better, right?! ;) Ok, I'm done venting now! Good luck with your week!

    EduKate and Inspire

  8. Holly - I hear ya! It's exhausting - all the extras. We just want to be left alone and teach kids right?!?! Hope your week goes by quickly.
    Traditions, Laughter and Happily Ever After


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