Now that I am feeling a little better, I can take two steps back and really LOOK. As I prepare to go to school this morning, I have an inkling of why my school day feels like a merry-go-round...
When I sat down to plan my day this morning, my lesson plan looked like this:
Even with THIS MUCH emphasis on literacy and math, I still have quite a few kids who are below grade level. Yet I am constantly telling them that "forward" is the goal. Everyone started the year at different places in different subjects. The key word was FORWARD on the very first day. And that has become my OLW as well.
I have a few kiddos who have slid backwards, but, for the most part, we ARE moving forward. It hasn't been an easy year, but with middle school looming in just 67 days, we just keep trying with each new day to learn the skills that will make our middle school experience more successful.
So... not a Pity Party, just an explanation. I love when I can make sense of the oatmeal in my brain. I keep looking for the good... and I keep finding it. Life is good!
With that, I have to gather the rock samples, the integer line-up cards (Thanks, Stephanie!), the shared reading text and questions, and the Book Club materials.
A new day awaits!