Hey 5th grade teachers! Do any of you have a sarcastic humor? Well, let me ask you. If you overheard another teacher say this to a student would you think it is sarcastic? "Don't make this harder than it really is." If it was said just in a matter-of-fact way? Previous to this comment you had heard the teacher explain to them several time to use all the resources at their table and work as a group not an individual. They were doing a text feature scavenger hunt. They wanted to work individually but not all parts were in each book so they had to work together. Long story short...I was being observed for evaluation and the Principal stated that I was being sarcastic to the children. The last PLC we had an hour long conversation about it in our meeting. I felt like it was all directed to me since she had already put an article in my box. The strangest part to me is, I know I can be sarcastic, it's a big part of who I am. (defense mechanism learned as a child...hard habits to break) but I do try not to be sarcastic with the children although it has been hard in this classroom situation. Anyway, what do you think? Do you think that was sarcastic? I got a 2 out of 5 in that area and that is unsatisfactory. I had 2 of my evalutions already by the Assistant Principal and she gave me all 3s and a good balance of 4s. The unannounced was slightly lower but still 4s and 3s. With the Principal I got all 3s, 1 score of 2 and only 1 score of 4. Go figure! Have a great day!