Kind of hypothetical since it happened to a colleague and not to me but I'm wondering about opinions here. Everyone knows how crazy this last week of school is before the winter break. We have our days interrupted with kids being pulled out to rehearse for the Christmas program, the actual Christmas program, a field trip, invited parents in for class party activities. Do you think it's fair to do an official observation at this time for their evaluation? The only day that's officially off limits is the day before a holiday, and I understand that but I'm not sure you are going to get a good snapshot of what regularly goes on by popping in this week. And believe me, I am not the it's-the-last-week-before-Christmas-so-I'm-going-to-pop-in-a-movie-in type (I actually have never shown a movie in class). But certainly many of the activities we do have planned daily-like making presents for their parents or cards to send to soldiers are of the fluffier variety. Not to mention the kids have very limited attention spans these days. What do you think?