I remember a veteran teacher saying the more you know, the harder it gets with regard to teaching. What she meant was that the more you teach, the more options you are aware of therefore the greater decisions you have about how to spend the minutes and days of the school year.
As educators, we continually make decisions about next steps in collaboration with colleagues, families, students, and administrators. When it comes to educating students, there's no one way. Curriculum programs help us decide, but those programs are always in flux as new information, resources, and tools are introduced.
Today I'll give students a little more time to organize their portfolios, work on math tech skills, and continue their math fraction compositions. Some students will also complete tests they started yesterday as well. We'll also continue parent conferences too.