I came to the conclusion that a.) my toddler is amazing because he has a baseball arm on him for sure, you should have seen those pretzels flying b.) every teacher is feeling the same way right now and c.) we ARE going to have a SUPER 13 days before the holidays!
My favorite blog right now is Life in 4B; if you haven't checked it out, you should! Her curriculum is so closely matched to us right now that I am finding tons of great ideas to keep my teaching fresh, exciting, and yet structured. I will post pictures tomorrow, but we are building Thoughtful Journals using the Thinking Strategies and the Comprehension Toolkit activities. I love her idea, but my OCD brain is struggling with the fact that it is the end of November so how do I find the time to add Quarter 1's learning to it. Is anyone else doing these journals? I would love suggestions!!
If life isn't complicated enough I am trying to create a new grade-book checklist that at some point I am hoping to share with the higher ups in the higher-ups building. Really feel that students are getting grades for more of work ethics rather than proficiency. Thoughts anyone?
Well, I have pretzel chunks to pick up and other blogs to surf. Have a great Wednesday!