My classroom is not a quiet, orderly place.
Students are constantly moving, thinking, talking, reading and writing.
I do my best to help my students find success.

September 18, 2011


I thought I was exhausted from rising early each morning to send two teens, then myself, off to school. 
I guessed that my husband's traveling schedule made me extra stressed.
I mused that I was missing the reading time I had this summer, racing through numerous books.
I figured the data that I collected on students, in spreadsheets and in piles of papers, was making me cross-eyed.
I wondered what the classroom teachers felt, meeting after meeting, as we try to set building-wide standards.
I realized I haven't worked in my room, with my students, on my schedule yet.
I'm frustrated.

1 comment:

  1. Great reflection on the start of the year. I feel your pain. Once you start working with the kiddos, everything will be better! Just popping into classrooms for a read aloud already makes my heart thump louder! Hang in there.