Thursday, March 29, 2018

Thursday Musings: March 28, 2018

It was great to see the sunshine this morning and even better to see students running all over the playground without the need for boots, snow pants, and heavy jackets. It was if gloom were lifted and spring finally is on its way.

Students brought that same positivity to their classwork today, and many did very well on our most recent math assessment.

Later there was time to talk about a leadership opportunity for school assembly and to enjoy an extra recess. A good day overall.

Unfortunately I didn't have the foresight to forgo a detailed discussion without adequate time--an important rule of school life is not to entertain important or controversial topics without good time or place. This can be difficult because sometimes a topic may seem doable with during a minute or two transition, but then you learn the topic is far more complicated than that. School life is full of lessons for teachers as well as students.

The days ahead will find me preparing for an Easter celebration and catching up on a bit of school work related to our river/environmental study, the cumulative assessment, goal setting, and science study.

Next week will find the focus to be algebraic thinking during math, MCAS practice during RTI, a few more parent conferences, a faculty meeting, an ELA data meeting, and the typical planning and prep for the students' lessons and learning experiences. Now it's time for family and friends.