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Deja Vous All Over Again
by Jennifer Sinotte

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

September 15, 2003

OK, it's Monday and I'm ready to begin this week with a positive attitude. I still need to get the letters from some parents, but I'm going to concentrate on finishing my two-page reflection for entry number four. I am having trouble with the wording of that reflection; I just can't seem to get my point across clearly. I've called my friend and colleague, who also is working on her National Boards, and we will meet Tuesday. I think I need someone to read my reflection and help me see what I'm missing.

Wednesday -- and I'm still struggling with this reflection! Having someone else go over it helped, though. I know what I want to say, I just can't get the wording right. I think the best thing to do now is walk away and try again tomorrow.

Thursday -- and I've written a page and a half of my reflection. I'm not 100 percent happy with it, but I feel that I have made a little progress. I still haven't heard from two parents about the letters I need. I guess I will have to carry this over into next week AGAIN!

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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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