Boy! Can I just say this has been the toughest year so far I've ever had to endure. Teaching title 1 last year was drastically different from this year. I have so many responsibilities good and bad and I am starting to reach a phase of exhaustion and frustration. Any one else feeling this?
My district is amazing with wanting to challenge the children and we have high expectations, but I'm starting to notice the paperwork piling up and it's so unnecessary. We have to document on PEP's similar to IEP's but much smaller scale, every intervention we do with the kids who are struggling. Well it's a long and drawn out process and I'm just starting to get those PEP's written up. Ugh! It gives me a headache just thinking about it. On top of that, the kids have just not been the sweeties I know they can be and my co-teacher just shared an article with me on the phases teachers go through in a school year. There's about 4-5 but I think I'm currently towards the middle on the survival mode. haha. But really, I am counting down the days until Thanksgiving break where I can pop my head above the water and take a breather.
Anyway...here's a freebie for you. We were working on silent e today and I made this small pocket chart sorting activity. It's got a recording sheet too in case you want to use it in a center. Hope everyone has a relaxing weekend!