Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Kindergarten - days 1 and 2

Wow - I really believe the only way to continue to be a teacher each and every year (and maybe this is only for elementary) is to develop some sort of back to school amnesia.  You think you remember How tired you'll be.  How much talking you do.  How many times you call a name, looking at a child, pointing at said child, saying things like "that's you. I'm saying your name". 
But - even with all of this, day 2 was better than day 1.
I planned a ton, did about half.  Did a little more than half today.  Tomorrow will **hopefully** go even a little smoother and we can do a little more, building that stamina.
Haven't even really talked about centers yet, but we will be starting that really soon - planning to start on Monday at the latest.
I hope all of you who have started and getting it done.  Those who haven't started yet, enjoy the break, you know your time is coming!!
Happy Tuesday!

Friday, August 2, 2013

Busy Day

Today was the last day of summer VPK.  All the kids progressed from where they started - not all started in same place :)
1 week "off" and then on the 12th teachers go back for pre-school week - a week of mostly meetings, a little bit of worktime in classroom and open house on Thursday.

This past Monday, our school was rocked with shocking news. Due to another elementary school earning an F (first ever in our county), our principal, who I love on both a professional and personal  level - is being moved to "fix" the F.
Can she do it - well, if anyone can, she can.  I wish her all the best. She will have quite a challenge on her hands.
As for us - as of now, no principal named yet (next week, hopefully). I do worry for our direction/focus.  Our principal has such a clear vision - it helped keep us on track, always moving forward.
A bit nerve racking for me - one more thing to worry about as a new school year dawns.
My goal - keep teaching and carry on - guess it's time to print one of the signs of tpt :)