It's been quite a few years since I chaperoned a middle school dance.
One reason why is that, with the increased emphasis on TESTING and DATA and SCORES, Mrs. Eagle, Mrs. Angora and I spend most of Friday afternoon drilling down data, doing lesson plans, copying work, getting labs ready, rearranging lab groups so we can differentiate, and basically, even without working a dance, we're lucky to get out of there by 7:30 pm or so.
But this week they were desperate, our husbands were not at home and we said, "What the hell?" and decided to volunteer.
Things haven't changed much except, if possible, they do less actual dancing.
They do, however, run, scream, hop, jump, scream, and eat a lot of pizza.
And I still left around 7:30 and was exhausted, but truthfully, it was kind of fun for a change.