The other day I noticed I got extra money in my paycheck. I was really confused, because if you get extra money from a school… it’s abnormal. I checked my school email to see if anyone had caught onto this mistake. I spotted an email from my principal who was listing off some updates for us all. At the bottom of the message, she noted that a few people would see a small amount of money put into their account this pay period. She said, “If you received an extra sum of money– congratulations to you! 50% or more of your students scored on grade level or higher on their end of the year state exams in either ELA or Math!”
My students came to me at varying levels (as many students do) but only about 3 of mine were working on grade level.
As a first year teacher in a grade I was not very comfortable with, I am so excited! I hope I am able to make accomplishments like this next year in Pre-K! I’m pleased to wrap up my 2011-2012 school year with some great news. I’m so proud of my kiddos!
What are other teachers doing this summer?
Have you started getting ready for next year yet?
Are any parents planning exciting trips with their children?
What activities do you have lined up to help your child get ready for next school year?