Sunday, November 29, 2009

The Year Gone by!

This year has been a great year in my teaching career. I have achieved more personally and with my class. It started with e-portfolio and I feel good that the kids have had ownership and involvement this year. It has been a hard road getting 5 year olds to understand the concept, teach them reflection and typing skills when most of them did not even know the letters of the alphabet. Time has also been a big factor as there is always so much to do in the day. I have tried lots of new things this year that I felt apprehensive about in the past years. They have all been successful and I have seen the results. Parents have shown appreciation for things we have done in our class. The highlight was our class blog, although in the past few weeks I am having problem uploading to Blogger. Soon it is going to be the end of the year and I just can't wait for the hols... It's so sad that I have to send my amazing brainy bunch to another teacher next year.
I have applied to be a lead teacher next year. I am looking forward to it.

3 comments:

Heymilly said...

VA, you have had the most amazing year and I am priviledged to have had the chance to work alongside you this year. I am ecstatic to hear you are going to be a lead teacher in 2010, you have so much to share and give to others! I wish you well for 2010 and know that many more big things are to come!! AS. :)

Belinda said...

I'm sure only another Year 1 classroom teacher could truly appreciate the amazing things you have done with your class this year although I think I have an inkling! I'm am excited (and relieved) that you have applied to continue being a lead teacher in 2010. To be honest I don't think we could have managed without you! Please, just keep doing what you do as you are an inspirational teacher and colleague.

The Reflective Educator said...

E-portfolios with little ones? That's incredible!