Today our asst. p. came in to watch me teach. I was doing a shared reading lesson. I am one of those types that likes for everything to be perfect so I stress a bit if it is not. It never is perfect so you would think I would have gotten use to that by now. As she is watching me she gets up and starts going behind me. I know she is looking for something so I turn my head. She quietly asks where my lesson plans are. I die inside just a bit because for the first time this year I had nothing down for math. ( Of course she comes in this week!) I had read on this site about teachers sharing plans so I decided I was going to get my co-worker's math plans and write them down in my plans. I wasn't feeling good the day I wrote my plans and it seemed like a fine idea at the time. I forgot!! She reads and reads and it seems like she is never going to leave. She writes and writes as I read and die inside a bit. She leaves the room. I breathe a sigh of relief. SHE COMES BACK! Now I realize I do not have my reading plans out!! I can't remember which book I was going to do in Guided Reading. I give the children a question to write about in their journals and I slowly walk to the reading table. I call my first group. She leaves! That scared me to death. She is new at our school and we haven't figured her out yet. Why did that bother me so much? I hate getting new principals. They do not know you and you have to prove yourself all over again. Guess I made a great impression today!