Today in Teaching Land, I had to tell a 7th grader that mermaids aren’t real.
7:10 - I woke up in a panic because I slept through three alarms.
7:35 - I’m stuck in the traffic
7:55 - I arrive to a chaotic room
8:05 - We begin our morning circle
8:15 - One student was tripped by a plant while going to her desk.
8:16 - I make my way through the crowd of laughing students to find a crying girl and a broken vase
8:20 - After assessing the girl’s injuries, I power walk to the kitchen for some ice.
8:21 - I fell face first and slid
8:22 - I gracefully recover with a bow towards the bystanders
8:25 - I acquired the ice
8:30 - I walk back in my classroom and get caught on the door knob causing me to fall.
The rest of the day followed the tone of the morning.
I need to brag on my cherubs for a second because I am so extremely proud of them. We have finished taking our Winter NWEA test. On average, the class grew 9 points from the fall NWEA. Almost every student exceeded their growth goal (two students stayed the same).
Today was a good win in my Teaching Land.