Wednesday, December 31, 2014
Winter break prep work.....
Been a teacher is not just during school hours, we have to lesson plan, prep work, in special education case write IEPs, analyze data, do assessments, and write reports. Is a never ending job.
Don't get me wrong I LOVE my job, well my career. I love been in the class, getting to know my students and their families, taking data and analyzing it, seen my kiddos make progress. I love all aspects of what I do and I feel blessed that I am able to do it, that parents trust me to teach their child and care for them while they are with me, and honestly way after they leave my class. I am also blessed to have an awesome family, that my boys understand when I say "mommy has to do a little bit of work, can I (insert what they want me to do), in just a little bit" they also always wiling to do art with me so I can have work samples, or let me borrow their school art activities for my class. Pablo and my mom also help a lot, that be keeping the boys entertain, reading to them, picking up after them, cooking, cleaning, thanks mom. I would definitely be lost without them and their support.
This winter break I prep for January and February during the first week. And March and April during the second week. I also did some shopping and got a new Erin Condren teacher planner book for the 2015-2016 school school year, had to use he $15 off coupon Before it expired. Love those planner so so much, I don't know how I even lesson plan without them. I know it is pricy, but I do keep all my planner and look back at them, and honestly, you do get what you pay for, the EC planner pages are thick, can use marker, or gel pens and it doesn't go through, don't use sharpies thought after all it is paper lol, it has plenty of writing space for notes. I would love for her to make a special Ed one for preschool teachers haha example I would take out the grading papers because I don't use them and the absence one as it would take to long to keep track that way but I may just tape the way I keep attendance on those pages. If you need a good lesson planner get one, if you live near me or in LA and would like to see mine let me know and we can meet. I know I didn't want to splurge until I had one in my hands and was able to see what it looked like and how it felt, so let me know.
Hope all my teacher friends are having a wonderful winter break, relaxing and enjoying your family!!!
Part of March and Aptil prep.
Got some new toys -