We only have a few more days left and I have been doing a lot of reflecting about this year and started planning for next year. Life in Special Education is having a "What I have Learned" Linky Party and I wanted to share.
1. My classroom might never be perfect and that is ok. I might always have a big stack of stuff on my desk, anchor charts everywhere, I might hang things and they will not be perfectly straight, and not everything will match. I have learned to accept this.
2. You have to be consistent. Everyone tells you this but you never realize how important it is until you are in the classroom with your kids. They need to know what to expect.
3. They are just kids. I need to have high expectations for them (academic and behavior) but I can't let myself become overly frustrated with them for their mistakes (Lord knows I make plenty!).
6. Laugh! Laugh with your kids, at yourself, and with your co-workers.