Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Apology & Update

I want to apologize for my lack of posting. This being my first year teaching in a school setting and I am becoming overwhelmed with all the paper work, meetings, programs, events, picnics, and assessment and planning that comes at the end of a school year.  

Wisconsin has their initial educators (and all teachers after a certain date) create a professional development goal and that goal must be approved by a 3 person board and then you work on it for 5 years, and they then evaluate your professional growth.  If you pass, your license is renewed and the process continues.  Because this is my first year teaching in a school setting but my third year with my license, I have to do this process in 3 years instead of 5.  I need my goal submitted for approval this month.  

To top it all off, I just moved back home after 2 years living 3 hours away so my friends and family find the need to cram in two years of missing each other in.  AND my sister-in-law got engaged on Sunday, so there is a family wedding in the next year.  

Wow, long story short, it's been crazy busy which is why I have not posted.

Lesson plans for this week:
code: gloudemansplans

Technology Tuesday:
Magic School Bus!  I thought Magic School Bus may be a little above my student's heads, but thought it was worth a try.  They not only loved it, but have been quoting it, repeating it, and showing obvious retention of the information!  It made me so proud!  I found a YouTube site "Cartoons in English" that have the full cartoons as we have seen them, but it has captions at the bottom.  This is nice, because it brings in the literacy as well!  Love!  Click HERE to visit the site.

Graduation information coming soon.  I will share what I plan on doing at graduation, my program, my power point.  My only issue is the border I am using on it has a terms of use that is not for editable information-and I am finding this to be the case with all the purchased borders I have.  My only thought is to submit them with no border and provide you with the locations I found borders. The formatting would be complete and the images (which are free to put on the sites as long as I link back) so they could still be helpful.   

I hope to get back on the blogging trend soon, but I hope these help you slightly!  Let me know if there is info you want, info you need.  Leave me comments and I will do my best to comply!

Happy May!

1 comment:

  1. Wow for a first timer in a school setting the fact you've even got a blog up and running is impressive! Don't be too hard on yourself! It's insane when you start out- this is only my third year in the classroom and I'm still constantly thinking agggghhhhh so much to do, where to start!?!

    x Serena x
    Magic Mistakes & Mayhem