March is definitely coming in like a lion as I look out the window of my classroom. Snowy conditions are making quite the mess here in central New Jersey.
State testing is now complete and a sense of normalcy has returned to the building as we make our push towards nicer weather and Spring, a season that can expressed in one word, “new.”
With Spring all things are possible again. As a teacher I start to look towards the finish line and make sure to complete the year as strongly as I started it. My students are in a frame of mind to try to pack it in for the year once Spring Break comes and goes in a few weeks.
The key is to continue to be dynamic and challenge their minds. While I am in a unique position, the goal does remain the same. From the time my students arrive to the final bell, they need to be reflective of their behavior and in some way, no matter how small, leave knowing how they can be successful in the future.