It seems crazy, my entire first year of teaching is almost over. My summative is on Tuesday and Wednesday. Since I teach foreign language, we did the speaking portion of the summative last week. One of my classes scored above 90%. The lowest was around 78%. So, we are on track to do pretty well!
But, I’m still nervous. I think it’s just my personality. I’m an overachieving perfectionist. I want my kids to do so well so they will be confident in themselves. I want them to see that they CAN learn a foreign language, and to that fact they HAVE learned quite a bit about a foreign language. I want them to feel successful on this new endeavor and that is continues.
And for myself, I want to know that I taught them SOMETHING. I often find myself just stopping and thinking: wow, have I actually taught my kids anything? Because I feel like we just started the year.
Tuesday and Wednesday are when we “strut out stuff on paper.” Fingers crossed – I think we can pull of some pretty amazing grades because I teach some amazing kids who really have learned a lot of Spanish this year