I spend a tremendous time blog stalking. Now to say that it isn't beneficial would be a fib. I do gain so many ideas--which can be good and bad. Do you find all these wonderful ideas and want to do them ALL? My new year's goal will have to be to try and contain myself!
But to the thankful part--this week I will have my evaluation--on Tuesday--afternoon---before the kids leave about a hour later! YIKES! Those cuties may not be so cute!
If you have heard anything about the uproar in the state of Tennessee--consider yourself lucky that apparently your state hasn't tried to do this "new system". Teachers are evaluated on a rubric of 1-5. We were told that 3 is a rock solid teacher--but beware it can also mean that you can lose your tenure since 50% of your evaluation is based on test scores. Now, since I teach first grade and we don't have state mandated tests--yet--my 50% will be based on someone else's test scores! That would be our fourth grade since we are a K-4 teacher. Now, you may have figured out that evaluation takes on a whole different meaning. Meaning--stress!
I was told that I would be observed doing a Math lesson. GULP. I teach Math. But reading is MY love. OK--time for more blog stalking. And Thanksgiving. And more blog stalking. And purchasing from TPT.
I think I've made it though. Thanks to:
Mrs. Jump's blog sharing of her pie graph Turkey I began to think data collection.
And then Abby posted this wonderful unit on Oh, So Thankful which had more data collection.
First Grade Fever.
My plan is coming together:
And on we go to collecting data from various sources. We end with making the turkey glyph!
Thanks fellow bloggers. (I hope I keep my job. :)