Amidst the politics and bureaucracy at schools, teachers ultimately work for children--we do our best by them.
This isn't always easy since many all around you project what you should be doing and what's in your best interests often without ever asking you, and you simply can't please all that surround you. That's why it's important to keep your focus on doing what's right for the children.
It's the last week of school and there have been so many interruptions to the program created--interruptions that have taken a lot of energy, energy that I need to teach the children well and manage their programs. It's unfortunate that the end-of-school can't be an all-hands-on-deck time to care for and serve the children rather than focus on a large number of tasks that take our attention away from the classroom.
I think if we think carefully about the year, we could probably do this differently.