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I promised myself when I started this blog that I wouldn't write about the negative.
But then that means that I probably wouldn't write today.
I don't feel like writing because I'm feeling, um, not-so-positive.
As Ruth previously encouraged, I'll write what is on my mind right now -- perhaps that will clear some space to see the light:
April is one of those in between months that breeds stress in a school.
As a teacher, I have one foot in this school year and one foot that is already stepping into next school year.
Right now, I am counting the days I still have with my students to press on and close the gap.
Right now, I am wondering if I really did all that I could to help prepare them for next year.
Right now, I am disappointed that they may not reach certain "benchmarks" or "growth targets."
Right now, I am curious if they really love books or are just pleasing me - pretending to be readers.
Right now, I am hoping they will read, read, read this summer for themselves and the enjoyment.
Right now, I am thinking about next year and worrying about the students.
Right now, I am wanting to create connections with the right classroom teacher.
Right now, I am preparing to pack up my room and move to a cozier learning space.
Right now, I am questioning our current interventions, RtI, CBMs, and Common Core.
Right now, I am frightened by the research that states there is no reading series that meets the needs, yet we move forward with an adoption, which also means material distribution and professional development.
This is what is taking over my brain today.
Questions, thoughts, reflections, wonderings, doubts.
And it's raining. Again.
But -- that rain will bring green grass, beautiful yellow daffodils, brightly colored tulips, big green leaves . . .
Ah, there is the light.