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Most people like to be busy, we like to be involved, and some of us thrive in the chaos!
Some of us think we thrive in chaos, but really, we are simply surviving.
I'm #NEW (only 50-some days left of that hashtag!) to my school and district. I've taken on a few too many initiatives this month. Then I added slicing and a twitter class. Yup - rolling in the deep chaos. I slipped and missed a bus request. I apologized profusely, but it's still a slip.
In two weeks, we will have a schoolwide literacy night. I have shared some of my vision with the staff, and they are completely on board. Now I just need to convince the linear thinkers to help me make a project plan.... then we will be all set!
In the midst of all this busy-business, I had a pretty productive day at school. One of our fave subs covered for my colleague. He ran a few reading groups, and I had some precious time one-on-one with some first graders with high needs. I could not be more at peace to see the steps and jumps of progress they are making.
I tried to focus on doing one thing well today. It worked with lots of support and a good system of piles. Hahahahaha - you can always count on me for a decorated desk.
|My usual decorated desk. On this day, a student REALLY needed me to bring a book. |
He used sticky notes to help me remember!