Before the Christmas break I was feeling so good about where I was in the math curriculum this year - farther ahead than any year in the recent past! Things were looking great for the amount of material I'd be able to cover before our state testing time. But NOW, after so many snow days and late starts, and 3 half-days next week for parent-teacher conferences, I'm starting to feel a bit worried! Part of me thinks, "We do as much as we can and that will have to be enough...I can't stuff it down their throats," and another part of me thinks "How much can I cram in ?!" I never want to cram - students don't master concepts when they cram. So, although the panic is trying to attack me, I need to stick to my belief that student understanding comes first.
Anyone else feeling this way?