Seriously!! I can't remember the last time I had such high marks on an end-of-year eval. There is always ALWAYS some thing that I lose points over. (Usually having to do with poorly managed i.e. - my mess hanging out for everyone to see -- ADD symptoms) My mess is still hanging out --- but much less of it is doing so. (Yaaaay Baby Steps!!)
I can't say that this year has been all peaches & cream -- but I haven't run into a whole lot of pits this year either. I think I will always have "Parent" issues. Not being a stereotypical Kindergarten Teacher is really hard for some folks to "get over" -- and they either punish me all year for it or they wait for that one time I do something that they don't like (read "hold their child accountable for their actions one too many times") and they're up at the office telling anyone who will listen all about it. Some even march down to my room to rip me a New One in a dripping with ooooey-gooooooey platitudes kind of way -- in front of my class. That's a rant for another day.
Granted -- there is always room for improvement -- always -- but the list is feeling very manageable this time. There are still things that my team says & does that make me feel like a fish swimming upstream -- but even those occurrences seem to be decreasing in number.
It's amazing how well I function when my brain chemistry is exactly as it should be and I use the coping strategies you all have taught me. Thanks for helping me have a Much Better Year!