It is hard to believe that there are only three weeks left in the school year. Looking back, it seems to have all passed in the blink of an eye. With the constant changes and disruptions throughout the year, I don't think we ever got into a solid routine until about two weeks ago. As I am giving the end of the year tests, I am realizing all the things I forgot to teach and seeing more clearly the areas that my students needed more practice with. It's not that I was negligent or wasn't monitoring their understanding throughout the year. Actually, I think I spent so much time assessing, that I never did get much of a chance to teach. There is just so much to cover (especially across three grade levels in one classroom) and so many state and district mandated assessments to give. I'm confident I did my best this year and I'm hopeful that next year will be even better. Regardless, so many of my students made huge gains that I am certain I must have done something right this year!
Here's to two more weeks of assessments and one week of end of the year celebrations!