This week got off to a rough start for me. I had big plans, but that just seemed to taunt fate. I don’t know if it was having Monday off or what, but that really threw me. I did finally get my infographic posted. I like infographics, but I find them really hard to create and put together cohesively. I did read the blogs and I found that Sarah’s made me remember the importance of essential questions. I think that is something I am missing in my planning of units. I need to pull out my Understanding by Design books and use them. I also read Sara’s blog. Through her infographic I made a connection to giving my students more choice time. They love choice time and it is very easy for me to plan into my lessons and day. When I read Kate’s blog about how her first year of teaching was exhausting and overwhelming, I immediately felt a connection to her. I really feel like I’m struggling myself this year. It is my second year of teaching and my first year of teaching first grade. Even though I got off to a rough start, I am determined to do better and get back on track…starting now!