Thank God I made it through another week and there’s only a few more to the school year, and even less actual teaching days before state test proctoring.
This week came the review from my principal’s observation last month, (Jumping Through Hoops) which was scathing and really laid into me.
Nonetheless, I’d expected as much, and the show must go on.
We had two professional development days and three teaching days last week.
Validation came from a paraprofessional who I work with who said that she thought it was a good year for the tenth grade in English. Despite the challenges of the year, this felt good. Whatever success we had was due to the fantastic teamwork of the colleagues I work with so closely, (and hopefully a bit of my own efforts as well!)
We also got word that a student possibly drowned during a field trip to the Poconos, to later be told that he had survived and was okay in the hospital, thank God.
Altogether a stressful week. Three more weeks of showing up, and clocking in and clocking out.