Last Wednesday I headed back to school after a glorious 11 day break. My break was much less invigorating that I expected it to be. My second quarter as a teacher is over on Friday. After that I am going to be really sad because we are going to be instructing our reading groups in writing as well. Putting it kindly, I dislike my reading group. It’s hard enough because I have 30 students in my reading class, and only 25 desks. Aside from that, they are chatty and have bad attitudes and most have really really poor work ethics. I love my own class. I am so sad that I am going to have to spend more time with my reading group than my own group of students.
On Wednesday we are beginning our student council at school, for which I am an adviser. I am so excited to be a part of this! I hope that it is a positive experience for everybody involved.
I am feeling much more confident about the end of this quarter. I am looking forward to conferences and wish I had more time to conduct them. There is so much that I want to tell my student’s parents. I am putting together portfolios for each child which will include work in all subjects, benchmark test graphs and Terra Nova test percentile graphs. I think that I can give each student a very well rounded and appropriate grade this marking period. It would be hard to argue with my current grading system.