Happy Sunday to everyone!
I feel the need to clarify my Knock Knock post. I had some questions. And comments. So therein lies my need to clarify.
1. Our Curriculum Cops consist of the Chief (principal), the Captain (assistant principal), and any number of officers. The officer that came on Friday just happened to be the Assistant Superintendent. Sometimes it’s Curriculum Coordinators, Directors of Curriculum, Teachers on Special Assignment, THE Superintendent, Heads of This, That, and The Other, Presidents of Very Important Jobs, and People So Far Removed From The Teaching Field That They Do Not Understand How A Real Classroom Works. It just all depends on who may be visiting that day.
2. First Grade can count on the Chief coming through every Monday. We haven’t been told, but we believe there is a rotation. I mean, I teach patterns. I get it.
3. The Curriculum Cops may come every few days and then not at all for a whole month. We just never know. THAT, my friends, is the scary part.
4. The Chief and her counterparts are checking to make sure that we are staying faithful to our core curriculum. We get a 30 minute Universal Access time at the beginning of our day. We have total freedom to do what we want during that time. We could even pull a READING GROUP. Really! I know! But let me tell you – that 30 minutes is used for EVERYTHING in my classroom. Sort of like my tutoring money.