Today we start STAR testing in my classroom. I am pretty nervous about it. I wonder how well I've prepared my kids. I wonder if next year when they are analyzing the test scores in a staff meeting they'll all think, "oooooo, look what happened to those 4th grade scores! That must be because of Liza!" Sigh. I know it's foolish but it's also real.
I am also worried that we are too far behind as the end of the year approaches. I'm one chapter behind in Math. And, I'm still doing Island of the Blue Dolphins with my kids and the others have finished.
Oh well. I'm probably the only one worried about it but there you go. Here I am. Worried.
And, not the least of which because I still have two more semesters of CalStateTEACH and they are the hardest ones yet and I already feel behind before I've started. That's a nice feeling.
I guess today is a day of doubts. I think I'll make a shopping list. That will feel make me feel better.