Friday, February 20, 2009

Sick Days

As a teacher I find it extremely difficult to write sub plans, and find it is easier to "just come in" than write the plans. Yesterday I was scheduled to go to a full day meeting of third grade teachers, but instead of attending the meeting I took a sick day. I was grateful my plans were already written, but sad to miss a collaborative meeting with other teachers in my district.
When I came in this morning I was greeted by a note from the sub and two pictures from my students.
It is really nice to know my students miss me when I'm gone...

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Progress Monitoring

The end of the marking period is always hectic for teachers, and most especially for special education teachers. It's progress monitoring time! I stayed at school late yesterday to complete my progress monitoring on my students. Every marking period I think to myself...I really should create online tests for as many goals as I can, but never seem to get around to it. I constantly listen to my students read, but I feel some other goals could be measured through some customized quizzes. I wonder if anyone does this? I am going to look into it for the third quarter and see if it allows me more instructional time with my students.