I thought it would be fun for me to repost my goals, and see if I actually met them!
Here were my goals for last year:
Personal: I definitely succeeded with this one! I hardly ever brought any work home with me, and though I did some unit creating, it didn't consume my life nearly as my as it did last year!
Organizing: Well, my math centers were sorted into domain bins.
|Here are the binders that hold the copies of the centers.|
I also didn't use them this year! With piloting and everything, it all fell by the wayside. So, they are as organized as I left them. Maybe half-succeeded on this one?!
Planning: Hmmmm. Well, I definitely did more with the CC than I did the year before....but I definitely wasn't always planned three days in advance!
|My planbook usually looked like this! ELA was almost always planned for the week, Science or Social Studies nearly so, but Math was planned on a day to day basis, depending on how the lesson went!|
Professional: This did happen! My teamies and I went to Lucy Calkins together, and we also recently completed a 2-day workshop at our local historical society. I also went to a so-so Guided Math workshop on my own.
Piloting definitely happened, and we had lots of math meetings and discussions. We'll be working in our first year of our new program-Math in Focus, so we'll have more trainings on that as well.
Students: I hope they had fun and learned a lot- I can say that the ABSOLUTELY LOVED Mentor Sentences (thanks Jivey!), when I asked them what their favorite thing was 90% of them said that! (And they definitely think I should do it again next year!)
I had some interesting kiddos this year-but for all the trouble this kiddo gave me-he also came the farthest, and made such an impression on me (and I on him! He said I was his favorite teacher, and if anyone told me I wasn't a great teacher-I shouldn't listen to them :).
Motto: What can I say? I still think nonsense and fantasy are necessary things in everyday life! :D
So, all in all, I didn't do too shabbily! I think reflecting on this was one of my better ideas (pats self on back) :), because I can see where I need to make improvements, and I'm now gearing up for next year! I think it helped wipe the slate clean, and made me think of how I want to change and improve for next year!
Smiles and Sunshine,