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Have to Do
If you teach a testing grade, can we have a moment of honesty together here? It might be harder for us teachers to make it through this than the kids! I mean, it's intimidating to have all of these ever-changing sets of rules to follow and worry about losing your licensure if you mess it up...while also caring about the stamina and self-esteem of your kids and watching them work through it. My only real chance of survival is to get myself into yoga regularly this week. I need to savasana the stress away.
That leads me to the next item, which is reviewing the testing manual and scripts for our new test. We're using the Smarter Balanced Assessment this year. I need to pull those scripts and take it with me, with some highlights. I don't want to miss anything. That's a priority for me today since we begin tomorrow! What test are you using? Have you started yet?
Along with the testing spirit, I usually hold one class meeting per week. With the test going on, I want to hold 3 meetings a week. The challenge will come with my time constraints. Testing takes up an hour of our day and that squeezes out a lot of the time that I would normally use for a meeting. I'm going to have to find somewhere else to squeeze them in. The class needs them.
Hope to Do
My state recently approved a cut budget. I'm pretty stressed over it and really just chomping at the bit for some resolution. The district is holding budget forums next week with staff and parents. The staff budget forum at my school is next Tuesday. The issue is that I'm double booked here. I already have a commitment during this time. However, since I am new to the district, I feel like I have to be here to have a voice for myself and my own job. The district will either cut teachers or cut days...or both. It's not a fun position to be in.
I want to get a new Donors Choose project up for professional development. Have you heard that they do those now?! I have some great ideas in mind for this and want to throw it up and see if I can make it happen! I'm still trying to raise the last $140 for my class iPad project that I have up right now. I hope that we can make it!
Happy to Do
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