Sunday, November 4, 2012
*I've been making our math curriculum from start to finish. I decided to go ahead and try Guided Math and I love it. Unfortunately, it's a lot more work for me. I don't have a lot of our curriculum to guide me as most of my students do well in math. I will say that it is completely worth the effort! After teaching through Guided Reading for so many years, I can't believe I never thought of Guided Math. It is so much more effective to teach to a small group instead of a whole class.
*I made it through the first quarter of the year. I have a wonderful class this year and that has been great! The politics, lack of curriculum and working without a contract haven't been as good! This weekend I finally forced myself to totally look at things the way they really are. I chose this job. I love this job. It involves extra work and effort. I will work hard to balance my life knowing that my job is not a typical 9 to 5!
*At home, I'm working hard on making my Christmas list smaller and smaller. I hate the running around and craziness of last minute shopping. I like to take the time to buy gifts that my family and friends will truly like. I also want to have a January without extra bills:) Here's to enjoying the season and the blessings that it brings.
*I will make Thanksgiving a priority for my students and my family. We will work on being thankful every day in November.