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It's the Little Things
That Get You

by Jennifer Sinotte

Jennifer Sinotte is working toward National Board Certification as an Exceptional Needs Specialist / Early Childhood Through Young Adulthood.

January 26, 2004

Oh, so little time! This week, in my continuing efforts to make sure I had done all the little things, I realized that I still needed to sketch a map of my classroom for two of the entries. That shouldn't be difficult, but it's things like that that make me most nervous. In addition, I have to write a summary for my documentation, choose which part of the communication log I want to use, and make sure it's one that fits the requirements for my entry. I also need to go through all my documentation and put my candidate ID number at the top of each page.

I thought that when I was through writing the entries, it would get easier, but once again, I was wrong. I think I'm done and something else pops up. It seems to be a never-ending battle, and with the deadline quickly approaching, I continue to bite my nails.

I'm meeting with my mentor in a couple of weeks to make sure I have completed the process correctly. I hope I did, because I want this to be over with -- so I can focus on studying for the assessment center. Oh yeah; yet another nerve-wracking part of the process!

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Meet Jennifer Sinotte

Jennifer Sinotte received her bachelor's degree in elementary education from Franklin Pierce College in May 1992, and her master's degree in special education from Providence College in May of 1998. Jennifer has spent her teaching career at Bradford Elementary School in Westerly, Rhode Island. For the first two years of her career, she was a resource teacher for grades four and five. For the past four years, Jennifer taught in a primary self-contained classroom, and recently switched to full-day kindergarten.

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