08 March 2012

Time flies

Almost midway through Term One already.  Where has the time gone?  Like every year (but more-so this year) I'm reminded of how most of the first term ends up being all about establishing the class culture, work habits, expectations, and routines.

The difficulty this year is trying to set realistic expectations, while at the same time figuring out what the most realistic expectations should be.  This includes my own expectations of learning behaviours.  Am I expecting too much?  At which point do I 'draw the line' on off task behaviours.  Gauging this properly for the young 5 years olds is a bit touch-and-go at the moment.

However, I must admit, if I look back over progress during the first five weeks, we are making steps forward.  Here's to that continuing. :-)