I feel right now like I am not accomplishing almost anything in my life. I feel that the only thing that I have poured myself into lately is my workouts...I am almost obsessed.
Granted, I know I am doing much for my class...but I feel I can be doing better. We have our annual benchmark testing window coming up and I haven't done any explicit teaching before we take it. I've increased our random sampling which reviews the benchmarks (but in a random order)...so I don't feel like I am teaching the test, but testing them throughout the year. But as the window draws closer, I want to start "teaching" exactly what will be on the test to insure better scores...how awful!!!
We also started a poetry unit and this week I really haven't pushed the workshop as best as I could...that's my fault. I have worked with them this year on inferring themes and lessons in their reading, which some are getting better than others.
Maybe I can push myself this weekend to really evaluate and look at what we're doing next week and really hit home with the workshop. I'll have to update and let you know if I am doing what I said I would do.
Any words of hope???