More Than One Reason to Get Up Early!!!
after reading my post dated 3/1/08...
This week I had the rare opportunity of having another teacher request to observe me. All first year teachers get this opportunity, but no one has ever asked to watch me in action until now. I hope she doesn't mind that I share this, but it just made me feel SO good and happy inside!
It was so good for me to watch you teach today. You really are fabulous!
One of the things I loved most is how you're happy and have so much fun with the kids. You laugh when they do/say goofy things but when you're talking, they give you attention and then follow your instructions.
Boyce (the curriculum coach) commented on your excellent management too! He pointed out how you were constantly telling the students your expectations like "raise your hand if you know..." You also nailed that "checking for understanding." I think you asked the students to repeat their instructions each time. WOW! I forget that a lot.
Anyway, I really appreciated the visit to your school to see a pro at work. Amazing. I'm so glad I'm in your ward and have gotten ideas and lesson plans from you all year. You've helped more than you'll ever know.
Two points are awarded when a pound is lost. (It is best to only weigh in once each week.)
I am loving the motivation I get from friends who are in it with me. So get some of yours together and start up a challenge! It's the popular thing to do. (And that's okay because it's positive peer pressure, not negative. Ü)