KinderCowgirl's post on emotional resilience got me thinking... well, that and a lot of school stuff going on. Okay, we all check our school e-mail like 12 times a day and all that along with our mailboxes- it is checked every day. Well, what about over the weekend? What do you do about school e-mails from parents over the weekend? Do you check your school e-mail over the weekend? Do you take your personal time to call parents over the weekend if you were unable to get them throughout the week (I tried to contact a parent during the week and no go- I stay late at school everyday and am readily available- on Friday for the first time all year I left with the rest of the building by 4:30- it was awesome! but then I get an e-mail just now from the parent saying oh, I called around 3:30 you must have left for the day! Please, I was there till 4:30!)? It is Sunday night and I just want to enjoy the last of my weekend, but parent e-mail has me stressed. ugh. So how do you deal? I obviously love it and I spend my weekend making supplies for the kids and making games and centers and planning out great ideas, surfing here and the net looking for that perfect something to add whatever for my kids and I love it all- it is my life, I like doing it, but then I get this e-mail. UGH! I kind of start resenting it all- a parent I cannot get all week then pops up to ruin my weekend. I was just in the midst of creating some games for the kids and now- I just want it to all go away! Ugh- huge VENT! Sorry. But really, what do you do? How do you keep it from getting to you? How do you draw that line between personal time and school time and not feel guilty about it or unprofessional or whatever? I had intended to call the parent over the weekend, but then I just did not want to take my personal time for it and here I face this e-mail. I want to be accessible and approachable and all that, but there has to be a line, doesn't there? What do you do? I would love to know. Thanks!