I recently had my second observation (that was unannounced!) and it turned out awesome! I was complimented on my strong understanding of my curriculum and classroom management. It's great to hear that I am doing well! I also did my mid year PDP review. (Professional Development Plan... aka personal/professional goals I will work on this year to better myself!) That went really well, I've done great with my team goal and I'm right on schedule with my goal- book clubs! I've really enjoyed my book clubs from the beginning of the year. It's exciting to hear my students engage in pretty deep discussions on a book they are all reading! I can't wait for the next few book clubs. The other new 5th grade teachers have found some excellent books that I'm excited to try out with my kids!
Here are some pictures from Christmas and my birthday. I wish I could post some of my wonderful students though!
|Tacky Christmas Sweater Day!|
|Keslie and I at the staff Christmas Luncheon|
|Meagan and I|
|My wonderful students brought in cards,|
balloons and treats on our track out day
to celebrate my birthday!
|Keslie and I stayed late one night and walked|
out to our cars to find that it was snowing!
Over my track out, my school system has had 4 snow days. It's a pretty decent winter by NC standards. I'm just glad that as of right now, I don't have to make up these days.... :-D Workdays (might) start tomorrow, so it's back to work for me! Over this next Track In, I am also going to work hard to work out! It's time this teacher loses some weight! Wish me luck!