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Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Overload

So life in Kindergarten has been even more chaotic in the last few weeks.  I know, you didn’t think it could get any crazier..well it did.  Since school started we have had a very intense visit from the state office of educational performance, were introduced to a new Kindergarten evaluation system, AND were told all of the new information MUST be completed in…oh..let’s say… two weeks!  Yep, you heard right two whole weeks to do it all different and did I mention we were visited by the state department right before the deadline?  INSANITY is all I have to say about it.  I may or may not need to tell you about the ungodly amount of time I spent in the evenings and weekends leading up to these events.  Here’s a little shot of classroom the night before our visit…the calm before the storm.



Truthfully there wasn’t much of a storm.  Our guests walked around building, interviewed students, teachers, and our principal, and sat in on some classes.  Our class was visited in the morning for quite some time and oddly enough my students were great (cue huge sigh of relief).  Complete opposite of my class last year, they were wonderful for just me but as soon as a new person walked in, it was show time.  You all know what I’m talking about.  Long story short, it was nerve wracking but it was fine and more important…IT’S OVER! 

So next up was report cards and Halloween, throw in an Election Day and Veteran’s Day and we are practically at Thanksgiving which means Christmas is right around the corner.  Our year is practically half over. How did that happen?  So little time and so many things to do.


If you had the day off today I hope enjoyed what I’m sure was a very welcomed break.  If you are a veteran and the reason so many of us enjoyed a day off with 70 degree temperatures, THANK YOU.  We try so hard to teach our students about responsibility, teamwork, respect, and appreciation not just today but every day and there are no words to truly express our gratitude for all of the sacrifices you’ve made so that we can have the freedom to teach and learn.  Happy Veteran’s Day!
xo Devon