I didn't realize that it had been so long since I posted on my blog. Wow, how time has gotten away from me. We're obviously back from the holiday breaks, and haven't had much bad weather, so I feel like we're getting things accomplished in my classroom. However, now I'm getting ready to go out on maternity leave...right before our state testing, and I'm a little bit apprehensive. I feel like my kiddos should be prepared since we've been working with Whole Brain Teaching all year long, the genius paragraph, Prove It, and much more! They seem to be retaining information, because I can ask a question about something that we talked about during the 1st week of school and they come back with the gesture! I hope to be returning right before MAP testing. I guess my biggest concern is their behavior with me being gone right before MAP testing. I've actually had subs this year when I've been gone to meetings that do not want to return to my classroom. The class and I seem to have an understanding and we get things accomplished, but I think that is in large part to Whole Brain Teaching. My subs don't always come in knowing much about it, and it looks like I'll actually have two different ones while I'm out, and I'm only taking 6 weeks!!!!! Keep me, my class, and my sub in your prayers!!!!!