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Staying Organized
by Jennifer Sinotte

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

November 3, 2003

I have to begin by saying that right now I'm not feeling as stressed as I had been the past few weeks. I've remained on my weekly schedule and feel that I'm where I should be. That doesn't mean I'm going to make it; it just means I've caught up on my list of things to do.

My goal for the week is to start my student profile for entry number two. Last month, I decided which students I would feature in entries one, two and three. After really looking at the questions I must answer for each entry, I decided to switch two of my students. That will set me back a few weeks but I feel that I've made the right decision.

So, I've gathered my materials together and begun to organize them into different sections. I've gone through the questions I must answer and created piles of the student background information that I need to answer those five questions. This is how I stay focused and organized!

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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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