Sunday, November 20, 2016

November

*knocks on the screen*

Is anyone out there?

I've been so busy lately that I haven't really even thought about posting here. Sorry! This year is FLYING and I'm so darn tired when I get home that there are many days I don't even make it upstairs to my office (thankful for my laptop where I can still get some grad work done while lounging downstairs on the couch).

You'd think since I have a student teacher I'd have more time. Ha! Nope. It's even busier to have an intern because you have to help them figure out all of the ins and outs of being an elementary teacher. I'm very lucky right now that my student teacher is willing to come early so we aren't staying late. That helps but I feel like sometimes lunch is the only time I'm not running around like a chicken with my head cut off. Sheesh.

I have been able to implement some things I'm not sure I would have been able to start if I'd been on my own this fall. I have to remember to take pictures of these things so I can share them here. I always remember after I get home (to be fair, I also left my keys AT WORK on Friday because my brain is fried).

Alas, we have been moving along quite nicely. 10 less kids than last year sure makes a difference! For awhile I only had 18! Unreal. I am back at 20 and for the most part they are awesome kids who really are letting me push them to their potential. It's pretty fabulous to see them growing every day.

We had parent teacher conferences and all but two showed up! I had lots of compliments from parents which is not necessary but definitely nice to hear. I'm happy to know the kids are enjoying school and that the parents are also happy with what we are doing. Makes coming to work so much better and more fulfilling.

I hope you are having a great year also and enjoy your upcoming holiday! I'm hoping to remember to take pictures of our SMILE folders and the running records/intervention program I am using this year (guarantee both would have been much harder to get off the ground without an intern because I get it all together while she is teaching). I'm super impressed with how both systems have been implemented and I will do my best to try to remember the pictures so I can share them here.

Have a safe and happy Thanksgiving!