Must get a little vent out on here..nothing bad or anything, or just a little frustrated at myself. We are winding down (5 days left!) and my teaching partner (who I love and has taught and helped me in so many ways) traded our last nine weeks writing prompts. Looking at hers versus mine, I am getting a little down about my kids' writing progress this year..I know, I know..I shouldn't compare since academically I have a lower class than her (over half of mine came in below grade level and I am retaining six kids), but I am thinking, wow, did I miss something in teaching writing? Writing is so developmental, but I had a low group of writers last year, so I wonder what I can do better. Maybe I just need some more time to fine tune things (my teaching partner has been doing this 20 plus years compared to my two). Next year, I know I need to get a plan to further develop my writing lessons and hopefully our literacy coordinator can help ..