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Overwhelmed and Over Extended
by Elizabeth Scheibl

Elizabeth Scheibl is working toward National Board Certification as a Middle Childhood Generalist.

December 15, 2003

Wow! I can't seem to catch up. I'm feeling very overwhelmed -- I only have 2 months left and so much to do. I videotaped the social studies entry and hope it went all right; I plan to review it tonight. I have a few other lessons that I possibly could use, but coordinating taping with the librarian has been hard. We are both so busy that finding a forty-five minute block when we're both free is tough. I've also struggled with finding lessons that showed the necessary standards. My students didn't have the best understanding of some concepts, and I had to do a lot of background building. I have another day coming up to meet with my friend; hopefully I'll catch up a little then. I'm really flying by the seat of my pants at the moment.

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Meet Elizabeth Scheibl

Elizabeth Scheibl received her bachelor's degree in English literature and elementary education from Providence College in May 1990. For five years, she was a resource teacher at Bradford Elementary School in Westerly, Rhode Island. For the past eight years, she has taught fourth grade at the school. Elizabeth enjoys the daily challenges that teaching offers and strives to grow and better herself as an educator.

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