Day 89: The Never-ending Journey
Getting ready to begin the journey into next semester starts Monday, so it’s time to organize the next chapter. I have a year plan (that is always in flux) to guide my timing so I don’t rush at the end of a semester. I always build in what I call “buffer” days so that if my kiddos need more time to wrestle with a new concept, I can build it in. Over the years, because of my year plan, I have a sense of the time needed to develop a concept…but its never set in stone because kids and classes are different. The year plan also helps me to think about what worked super well, what worked adequately and what didn’t. To keep things fresh for myself, I will change out some activities based on what I’ve seen on blogs, twitter, conferences, etc.
On a side note, one of my students dropped by after school today and brought me some gorgeous freesias and an even better note to thank me for the time I spent with him this past semester. The little joys of teaching!!