The five stages of parent/teacher conference night.
Denial: Usually sets in the morning of parent/teacher conference night. When you wake up and think, no, it won't be like it was last year.
Anger: When you arrive at school and see the children you gave low marks to hand their signed report cards back to you with a smirk.
Bargaining: You ask your student teacher to take the lead, you tell him that you've got so much confidence in his skills and he's been such a huge help thus far, and you feel he's really ready to take this next step. If by some chance he agrees, your administrator will never sign off. Ever.
Depression: 2:45 PM. Final bell rings. You look at the schedule for the hundredth time. You have no idea how you're going to handle it all. You play every scenario out in your head. You begin cleaning you classroom from top to bottom, you wonder if the rabbit looks sick. You wonder if you really were too hard on your grade marks. You start to question every choice you've made.
Acceptance: 5:30 PM, the classroom begins to fill up with parents, there is nowhere to run, and nowhere to hide. This is your fate, if you can make it through - there are donuts in the teachers lounge that will be like a sooting balm to your crushed soul once its all over.