The end of the year is anything but routine!
With 14 more school days, we rush headlong into the final assessments, report cards, recognizing volunteers, retirement parties, hot humid weather inside the classroom as well as out, and a final clutch of duck eggs hatching.
The children feel the change coming and seek every opportunity to socialize with friends or connect with teachers. What’s missing is that critical reflecting time that keeps our personal and professional lives going and growing.
I am looking forward to a new classroom next year and just designing the layout is daunting enough on its own. I am also learning new tips and tools every day through my Google Reader and my Twitter PLN.
So with all the new info funneling in, I am creating a vision of what next year will be like. I understand that this vision will change over and over this summer, so I need to establish some anchors in this plan – not even ready to do that yet.