I just finished my report cards. I've been completely ignoring them. Really. Didn't even really prep for them. Other teachers in my school have been talking and agonizing about them for a month. Really. But not me, I'm just sitting around acting like I don't have to do them. So last night I looked at the email my Principal sent out about upcoming due dates and it said right there...March 12 for report cards. Um, yesterday was March 12. And, uh, I hadn't started them!
So I piled every thing on top of my coffee table, turned on The Bachelor and spent three hours getting them finished. I feel very proud that they are finished.
On to the other mundane things.
I started this blog so that I could reflect on my teaching and how I feel about teaching and about my students. When I read other blogs I get great ideas for things to do in my classroom, but people don't get that from mine. They just have to read about how I think. I hope that's enough because I am not really the kind of person who can make a lot of things up. I pull things together instead. I'm super proud of how my kids are doing this year.
Finally, my two new boys are doing pretty well. I have no experience with new children as I just started my first year in first grade, but it seems they have about two days of bad behavior and feeling out the boundaries. Then they figure out that the other kids actually follow the Code of Cooperation and they settle in as much as someone who doesn't really belong yet can.