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.



May 10, 2016

Just getting started

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My coworker looked at me today.  "You're not smiling.  What's wrong?"
I wasn't crabby (tired, but not crabby), I was just deep in thought.

"You can do it, you can make it 11 more days!" she laughed.

"It's not that we have 11 days of school left, it's that I feel like I'm just getting started!" I replied.

This has been a school year of learning,
starts and stops,
rushing into groups,
finding my backbone,
stating my intentions
and remaining transparent.

I'm here to boost my students
and to help them develop as
readers,
writers,
thinkers
and cooperative, respectful citizens.

It's May and my students are just realizing their potential and finding success.
Their teachers are tired, drained and anxious about
packing up,
escalating silliness,
assessments and
data collection.

I'm just getting started in helping my students and fellow teachers
find their passion and their strengths
as they find ways to minimize their weaknesses.



5 comments:

  1. I think this was a very good year for you Chris! Such a positive feel to your words! Looking forward to seeing you in my neck of the woods!

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  2. I feel the same, but I must confess I'll be relieved to see a few of these little ones down the hall!

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  3. I feel the same, but I must confess I'll be relieved to see a few of these little ones down the hall!

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  4. Truth. I recall years like that -- it didn't seem right for the year to end. And I envied teachers who could loop with students.
    Kudus to you for a great year. And don't underestimate what your students are taking with them...

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  5. Isn't it the truth? But think about what you and those students will bring in at that start of next school year. A step ahead! What a great year to celebrate! Keep going even for these last 11 days! (And yes, so jealous ... we sill have 20 something days.)

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