Back again from having no life. I still feel like a zombie, but anyway… Things are definitely getting better. I'm starting to differentiate my instruction, where the kids are getting the hang of it. I'm having trouble differentiating writing (they're just in their drawing stages). How do I differentiate writing workshop!!!! OH! And I got my first informal observation done. I got rated mostly effective, two with developing (again, because of no differentiation, and it was writing workshop). Still, I am thrilled, it's better than what I expected. But now I got other stuff to deal with so I'm overwhelmed! I'm definitely feeling like I'm catching up, though! I also got my insurance, retirement, and all that junk. But again, my last name is SPELLED WRONG! I seriously love my job. Any problems or mistakes that happen, I get the support I need.