**EOY Rating & What I'll Be Teaching Next Year**

I had my end of year conference and got my end of year rating this week. I received an overall Highly Effective, which I am proud of because I worked hard. This was my first year going with option 1 (one formal and 3 informal observations). My area of growth is (3d) using assessment in instruction, which will definitely be a focus of mine next year. Speaking of next year, we got next year's organizational sheet, and I will indeed be moving up with my current 6th & 7th graders, and will also take on two sections of our incoming 6th graders. I am excited (and a little stressed) to be doing 6th, 7th, and 8th grade/Algebra 1 next year, but I am optimistic, especially because I think there will be a lot of overlap between the grades. We haven't seen a schedule yet, but it looks like I'll be seeing each class four days a week. Again, it's a big undertaking, but I am up for the challenge, especially Algebra 1.

**Algebra 1 10 Day Challenge**

Speaking of Algebra 1, this week also started the Algebra 1 Teachers10 Day Challenge and have found it helpful. I am not keeping up with it daily, but the resources provide a good framework for thinking about priorities for next school year, and I hope to fully flush it out this summer.

**Flipped Classroom & Standards-Based Grading**

Speaking of next school year, while at the gym I the pieces of the puzzle that is my classroom next year began coming together. This is most definitely a work in progress, but right now the plan is I will be fully flipping my Algebra 1 class, have students move through the CMP3 investigations at their own pace in learning groups, assess using standards-based grading, and incorporate ePortfolios (which my 7th graders are beginning in class tomorrow, actually). I am super excited about it and like I said, my vision came together while I was running at the gym, but I think it is do-able and I am pumped about it!

**NYTL Summit, Micro-credentials, Google Certification, 175 PD Hours, Kahoot, Padlet**

Some other things coming up include the NY Teacher Leadership Summit that I will be attending with a coworker on Friday and then my AP and two coworkers on Saturday. I am looking forward to collaborating with Teaching Matters again and making our proposal happen at our school next year. Also on my to-do list: earning micro-credentials, getting Google Certified, and building on my 175 PD hours that I submitted this week. Also, I tried out Kahoot in my classroom last week and will be trying our Padlet tomorrow.

**Teacher Interviews**

Lastly, since our middle school is doubling next year, we have been interviewing. In terms of core teachers, most of the 7th & 8th grade science, literacy, and social studies teachers will be new to our school and I will be the only (core) teacher moving up with our first graduating class, which is kinda crazy. However, we have had some great candidates, that I think will really push my thinking, like the 6th grade teachers have this year. I think we have some great things coming up on our horizon and I can't wait to continue to build and grow!

**Favorite Resources**

Lastly, I have been updating my Favorite MS Math (& Other) Resources with a bunch of new resources I have found, so be sure to check it out and let me know if you have others!

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