I'm having a difficult time trying to think of something great to write about tonight.
I can honestly say that I feel frustrated! I had conferences this week which should be a great opportunity to catch up with some of the parents but I didn't get a good showing.
Many of my students are in a slump right now and I'm not sure what to do about it. Our spring break is three weeks away which at this point could be months away. Their quality of work has declined as well as independence. I teach language arts in the afternoon and with a group of squirrely 3rd graders I might as well be teaching French because they can't still long enough to retain the lesson.
I feel like it's the beginning of the year and I am teaching routines and expectations.
Everyday I try to analyze what I am doing that is not working maybe try a few things but it just doesn't seem to work. Then I think about what will be expected of them in the spring when they take the new state assessment and I start to panic because I'm not sure I've prepared them enough. There may not even be an answer to my dilemma or maybe it's just mind set on my part. So, I continue to carry on each day trying to motivate my students to put in the effort.
And so just another day in paradise!