Here it is 4 days after my portfolio was due and I am trying to let myself enjoy the downtime. But I can’t. I’m ready to get started again. I want to get back to loving all of it. AIMS is mostly over. We just have to do the field test on Monday, then it’s back to business. I’m not really sure I know or believe in what that means. I think in the last efforts to prepare my students for 4th grade, I am saddened that I haven’t done more. We are short on time now before they go to the fourth grade. There is so much still to do.
Then there’s the other part of reality. Teachers got notice that they’re being laid off yesterday. That is sad that we have to let some of our school go. What does that mean for those who are left? Our job just got harder with way less resources. As if it weren’t hard enough. I hope that those of use who are left can band together and keep some consistency with the good things we have going so far.