Well, missed that deadline, huh? Yesterday was a rough day. I met with my administrator for my annual review and it sort of rocked my world. We have had 4 principals in the past 5 years at my school. One would think that this would negatively impact our school but quite the opposite is true. We have a super strong staff and an impenetrable program. I don’t think there are any signs that we have had this kind of turn over.
I work so hard to be sure that my students transition not just to my 5th grade class but also out of it. They are headed to middle school next year so I am always aware of what skills I need to foster for them to be successful. After meeting with my principal, I see that transitions happen all through life. She is transitioning too. She’s a little like the new kid in the class who arrived for the last month of school. I am a pretty strong personality and have been taking care of business – which tends to be my modus operandi. That has not been beneficial to her transition.
I will take that step back, I will imagine myself as a 5th grader and her as the new student. She doesn’t want to be told how we do things here, she wants to learn how on her own. I will be a helpful ‘classmate’ by letting her learn.