I often wonder if people in industries other than education get this tired at this time of year. Preparing for fifth grade graduation, wrapping up the school year in a meaningful way, getting grades done, final testing and analyzing results, packing up a classroom, and yes, moving to a new one. It's a wonder it all gets done, but it does, magically, each and every year.
A teacher friend reminded me today that I really don't need to make any drastic changes, but to stay true to my authentic teaching self. Actually, a few friends have said this. I am so fortunate to be in such a supportive community, where we lift each other and truly want the best for each other and the kids.
So yes, I am tired, but I am blessed, too.
Not to make excuses, but I thought I would be switching to another website, so I didn't update this one. In over a year. Anyway, I'm back - in a new school and in a new teaching situation for next year. I finished my math endorsement, do compliment adults daily, and finally earned 10,000 stickers on First in Math. So that's the update on 2015 resolutions.
What am I doing now? Preparing for the end-of-year festivities for my fifth graders, a move to a new room, new students in 2 grades, and a new teaching format - Montessori. And, I'm presenting to my district on data next month. Having fun and staying busy.
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