School ended last week, so I really should have sat down and wrote about the end of the year, then. However, as life goes, after the last time I saw my co-workers (which was the day after the last day of school for the End-of-the-Year Lunch), teaching went out of sight and out of mind. And rightfully so. This past school year has worn me the hell the out. I was tired, and I'm still not fully recovered after a week off.
- The kids did well on the CRCT, which rather shocked me, considering how B.A.N.A.N.A.S. this school year was for them. Shows that kids are more resilient and hardier than adults tend to think they are. Did I wish, as a personal goal, to have more kids perform better? Sure, but all things considered, I'll take it!
- Again, this school year, on the whole, was nowhere near as awesome as last year. A weak "decent" maybe the best thing I can say about it. I wished I did better, as a teacher and as a grade level chair. I wish I had held other more accountable, and I hold myself accountable for not doing so. However, I will say that this school year has set the stage for great personal and professional growth. Much reflection over what went wrong (which I won't go over) has given me much insight into what can be improved and how to improve it. Look out for more on this later!
- Lost 20 pounds and still losing! That is all! (Had to share that one now!)