No one can ever say I don't go to the ends of the Earth for my class. Sometimes I just have to bitch--vent all of the injustice and then pull up my big girl pants and move on. After my post earlier, eating some dinner (and Ben and Jerry's if we're being completely honest), and taking a little time for my own kids, I hit the plan book. I really looked at what I could change without sacrificing my kiddos' education or my sanity.
I think I found a solution. It is going to require the kids to be on top of their game all the time (and me too). It might be ugly for awhile but it was all I could come up with. I am going to play with my idea a bit more and see what I can do...I hate feeling painted into a corner with a ton of demands on my time, especially when the powers that be then schedule crap without thinking of how hard I work to maintain this precious schedule.