The principal came and observed me early last week. I was feeling very sick, broncitis along with stuffy nose. But, I've had the cold for a while, and was used to talking nasily and all that. Also, I'm the type of teacher who'll look at the lesson and then just teach it. Our reading program is very scripted and it drives me crazy. I refuse to stand their with my book in my hand and read to my kids. I want to TEACH them. I'd feel like a robot. Anyways, I was teaching and he was 15 minutes late to my observation. He came in and I just kept on teaching. I was ahead of schedule, but just kept going. I then noticed out of the corner of my eye that he had the teacher's manuel and he kept flipping through it while I taught. EEEEk! I broke out in a sweat thinking, oh no! I really should have looked at the lessons knowing that he would be observing. Also, there's this one part of the program that I don't even teach. It doesn't make any sense and it was horribly put together. I don't even touch it. But when we got to that part, I couldn't even teach it because I didn't look at it. So, I did my own thing, but was now freaking out horribly, while he looked at the book, flipping back and forth. He's proabably thinking, where does this activity come from?? We haven't met yet for our post observation meeting, so I don't know how it'll go, but has anyone had a formal observation that didn't go quite right? I'm just freaking out because I'm probationary and I want to make sure that I'm on his good side when I sign my contract next year.