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Tied Up in Knots
by Jennifer Sinotte

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

February 9, 2004

The only good thing I can say about this week is... it's almost over! My plan was to get all my cover sheets together, make photocopies of all the forms (just in case), and put my candidate ID on everything. My goal for the rest of the week is to have Entry 4 all packed up and ready to send. If I take one entry a week I should be ready to send the entire box out with a few days to spare.

The directions for packing and returning the box are very specific and you must include certain forms or the work will not be scored. What worries me is that, if you do pack it wrong or leave something out, you won't find out until next November. I feel more relaxed now that the writing is done, but I still have that knot in my stomach. Once again, the voice inside my head is screaming, "You'd better not mess up."

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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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