Friday, March 13

Spring Break, Woot! Woot!

Hello! Happy Friday!

I know it's been a while since I took the time to write on this poor blog, but I will find myself with a little more time over the next week and have the goal to write something (even if it's a little something) each day. It's been so long since I last wrote that I should be able to find something to talk about each day!

Today begins Spring break (for the teachers) in my district. We had conferences on Tuesday night and all day Thursday. The kids had a 3-day week. Their break started Thursday.

Tuesday night went great for me. I had back-to-back conferences and 100% attendance, which I prefer because it makes the night go very quickly and I can have more work time on Thursday. I'm finding that the longer I teach, the less nervous I get about Parent-Teacher Conferences. I remember being completely uncertain about saying the right things and giving enough or parent-appropriate information at the beginning of my teaching career. Now, I expect that the first conference will sort of be an experiment of the amount of information I give, and after that first conference, I'll get into a groove.

Thursday was not as great. I had 4 no-shows and one not-so-great hour-and-a-half conference. Other than the extra work time and great conversation with a teammate and our assistant principal (who will be leaving us to lead his own school within our district, humungous sad face), I would have preferred having my kids with me all day on Thursday.

Oh, well. I'm completely thankful for the support of our school's counselor. I'm completely proud of the way I handled that one conference that's still on my mind.

My big project for the Thursday work time was preparing for the upcoming March Madness Book Tournament at our school. I pulled the selected books for the tournament and set up an online voting method. You may be dying to hear about this, but I will save this for another post.

Anyway, thanks for sticking with me, for not giving up on this neglected blog. I hope you've had a great week!

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