New Year Planning

Jan 02

Happy New Year! Every year on January 1st I start to get a little bit nervous. Half of the school year is now over, have I taught them enough? How can I get even more information into their Kindergarten brains? What could I have done differently this year to develop better understanding for my students? And so on, and so on. . . I wonder if every teacher out there feels this way. The stakes are so high in our profession.  Gone are the days when  students could come to school as little blank slates and we filled in all the gaps. Yet many of them still show up on that first day of Kindergarten without  knowing all their colors, any letters or numbers. Filling in the blanks while pushing the students who come into Kindergarten ready has become the name of the game for education.

So I will go back this week as I do each year in January worried about if I have pushed enough this year so far and how I can push them to learn even more in the second half of the  school year. I hope each of you will have a wonderful second half of the year. Be proud of what you do, we are shaping the future and we are darn good at it!!!!

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