Thursday, December 29, 2011
With the first new year day of school soon approaching I resolve to dedicate my focus to furthering the learning of my firsties. It is all too easy to get caught up in the required duties of teaching that shifts us from thinking about students as little machines rather than little growing minds. We all hesitantly allow stress to enter our rooms when worrying about staying true to pacing guides, gathering (seemingly never ending amounts of) data, and racing the clock because there is simply not enough time in the day to get it all done well! However, this year I resolve to focus more on the only thing that truly matters: my students are rapidly becoming more excited and capable of learning, ready for second grade and beyond!