Today I monitored students during independent work. I also gave instructions and helped students who had any questions. I observed that although they have a STAAR test next week, they are still unmotivated and unfocused. I also observed that they will act up when a sub is here, but when an administrator walks in they are quiet and on task. Today my students worked on expository essays. Their essay is supposed to be about why it is good to be responsible. I do not have any questions about what I have learned.