Am I the only one who feels stressed beyond my limits? Each week we spend our valuable prep time at meetings. We've never taught in isolation but meeting with grade level team members is virtually not possible and seems to be getting worse. AM prep time has always been 'sacred' to me. I want the children to enter the room with chairs off the desk tops, notes on the board, music playing in the background, materials for day laid out, etc. Lately, meetings begin an hour before kids arrive (actually before contract time) and run until we hear the foots steps in the hallway. It's mid-November and we are still working on our mission statement!! I am not alone when my mind drifts to the many modifications awaiting; the early moring touches that make kids feel warm and welcome. Daycare isn't open earlier so coming in two hours before the kids is not an option. After school meetings occur daily. Our dedicated staff always puts our kids first. We also have families who need our attention for a few hours!! Personally, I am sick to death of PLC, trust building games with staff when our time should put kids at the top of our list. What am I missing?