I'm going to admit what so many teachers won't--I don't like Back To School Night.
Oh, the idea is all right. And I enjoy meeting the parents, and they seem to enjoy putting faces to the names on their child's schedule. In that regard it's not drudgery.
And I like having school get out at 12:30 today. Tea Club met at a local tea house after school today and we had the nicest time.
So what's not to like? Going back to school at night, that's what! Night is my time. I don't get to spend the evening with my son, and by the time I get home it'll be at least 9:30 and I'll be ready for bed. When I get to school tomorrow morning it'll feel like I just left. I'm not recharged the morning after Back To School Night, I don't feel 100%.
And that is the worst part of Back To School Night.