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Old 12-11-2020, 05:35 AM
 
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Iím tired. Itís the holidays and I donít feel festive or happy.

Our P decided to engage everyone in some FUN contest to solve puzzles and a mystery for a great prize. I received the first secret contact email at 4 am this morning. I'm awake at that time so thatís ok, but Iím the designated communication specialist for my team. This means I am the person to keep my team motivated.

Iím not interested in this nonsense during a pandemic, while simultaneously teaching in-person and distance learners and caring for my in laws who are recovering from Covid.

I understand she is trying to bring some levity and fun back into our lives. Iím tired. Iím scared for my health and that my in laws will never recover.

This is not a good time. I donít think Iím being a party pooper, but maybe I am.


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Old 12-11-2020, 05:55 AM
 
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I think adding ANYTHING at the holidays is a mistake. I am sorry that you are dealing with it.

I don't have anyone I am caring for and I am mentally just done. Every day is hard to get through and exhausted at the end. Just too many unknowns, I think, and they take a toll.

Can you ask if anyone on the team wants to take the lead? There may be someone who enjoys this kind of thing.
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Old 12-11-2020, 06:28 AM
 
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I totally get it. My new Pís theme this year is ďGet in the GameĒ and sheís designed a get to know you year long challenge. She posts the points leader each week.

Hereís the kicker: she had the instructional coaches put it all together. Really? Thatís what theyíre doing with their time when one of the 2nd grade teachers asked for help. Ridiculous.
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Old 12-11-2020, 07:34 AM
 
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Even when things are going great and there is no pandemic I didn't find these these activities fun. Teaching is so much work and adding to that work with something "fun" that only creates more work is unwelcome.
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Old 12-11-2020, 08:06 AM
 
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I remember some of those activities when I was teaching. I just didnít participate. I agree that you should ask someone else to take the lead on this. Be honest and say ďI just donít want to.Ē Bet youíre not the only one.


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Old 12-11-2020, 09:27 PM
 
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I'd ask around for someone to take over. I would also let them know you are busy with family health concerns that you don't have time to do the job.
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Old 12-12-2020, 07:12 AM
 
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I asked my "team" to, please, take over. No responses. I never saw my P yesterday. No more secret emails...yet.

Iím going to ignore this nonsense now.

We are returning to full Distance Learning on Monday. I have more important priorities.
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Old 12-12-2020, 07:13 AM
 
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Ignoring sounds ilke a perfect plan!
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