Ugh my colleagues made me mad today. Our school is wonderful about making sure we get our planning hours every week. When we have PLC's the time is added to the rest of the week's planning periods-which happens to be in the afternoon. When we have early dismissal days the rest of the staff has to tutor during what would normally be their planning (the time was spread across the rest of the week), so it's not like some are getting it and some are not. They are very fair. Today our school put on it's Winter Program for the students. Only one of my grade level team stayed with their kids (and she stated very loudly that she was watching the program, she wouldn't be helping manage the kids at all). The rest sent them to specials like they usually do. Well, the problem with that is-the library was a changing area and the librarian was assigned to help those students. Computer-he was setting up all the AV equipment and Music-well he was on stage and directing. So 2 teachers (me and this other) were in charge of 120 kids. What got me is they did it for the principle of it-they are legally entitled to that hour. That's true-but this is one occasion, our kids had parts in this program-not to mention you see ones you had 5 years ago all grown-up. And it's your TEAM getting stuck doing your job. It's not like someone else was assigned to them, so hey, I'll just leave. It doesn't happen all the time-we have like 2 programs a year-like I said we are always compensated for that time-I just couldn't believe it. Ugh!