February 15, 2019

Weekly Recap - The Good and the Bad

Confessions of a Frazzled Teacher

I must admit, I am getting used to all these days off. This week we were off on Tuesday for Lincoln's birthday. Thank goodness for living in the Land of Lincoln!

Confessions of a Frazzled Teacher

Secretary - Our secretary quit this week. She got a better job offer. Everyone knows that it's the secretaries that really run the school. Right now the clerk is our acting secretary. She's great but definitely not the same!

Losing my Cool - On Monday, I definitely lost it! I had a major meltdown, because on our 100th Day, many students still couldn't walk correctly in the hallway. Over the weekend I had a brilliant plan of using our after specials time as practice time for those that had trouble walking. It ended up being 5 or 6 students that were practicing in the hallway. They drove me nuts! I kept reminding them to walk on the right side of the hallway. When this didn't work, I modeled walking on the right side. When that didn't work, I lost it! Really lost it! Not my best moment. 

Confessions of a Frazzled Teacher

Line Behavior - Apart from my meltdown at the beginning of the week, the rest of the week turned out much better for our line. Instead of having the class practice (like the rest of the year), I really pinpointed those having trouble. This sometimes varied each day. Overall, the number of people that had to practice at the beginning of the week versus the end of the week was greatly reduced.

Celebrations - I love having holidays to celebrate. This week was a biggie. We had our 100th Day, Lincoln's birthday, and Valentine's Day to celebrate. There are so many fun thematic units that we were able to do that were out of the ordinary but allowed me to teach new standards and review old ones. For example, one of my favorite activities was on Valentine's Day. I reviewed author's purpose with my students. I then gave them each a box of hearts. My students wrote about their hearts depending on the type of author's purpose I gave them. It made for some great reading!

How was your week?
What was good and bad for you?

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