This week was a big one, and I’m glad to have gotten over the hill. Unfortunately, like last night, I don’t have much to say other than that I’m really glad that I’m doing this. Getting up in the morning is just a little bit easier because I know what an impact I’m making (hopefully!).
Oh, my CMA gave back my lesson plans today. I’ll excerpt what his comments were, for your amusement and for my nostalgia much later:
Holy fantastic job! Truly. I can tell you’ve put a lot of work into internalizing the structure and connections between read aloud and share reading. You also did a great job thinking through exemplary student responses, actually scripting what you wanted them to say.
A few things for you to work on.
1. In your key points, you’re listing what parts of the text the students will use to do the skill and now how to do the skill. In the actual lesson you’re going over these key points (see 7/8/08 read aloud). Just make these your key points and you’re golden.
2. You started out strong mapping out where you were going in the text and scripting our your skill application in your first few lesson plans. I realize you were on a time crunch, so don’t stress it. Just make sure you have the logistics all mapped out before you submit your final draft.
I appreciate all of your hard work, critical thinking, and internalization of the sessions. Keep up the good work.
Again, great job.
So that was a good feeling, I just have some work to do this weekend. And then more LPs due Tuesday… and then again Thursday… are we detecting a pattern here? =] Haha. I am very happy.