I had my final NQT observation today. I spent so long preparing it and felt pretty confident about it. We were looking at money in maths. However, when my mentor left my LSA thought that the starter was too long. I had tried to make it interactive but it meant they had less written time. I had wanted my top group to write a money problem for our plenary but we ran out of time!! Ahhh. Then when we were on the carpet I had different objects with different prices on the board. I asked how much 2 oranges would be. We worked it out together and got to the answer of £2.30. I had this answer even written on the IWB. Then a child said 'oh i get it, so it is £3.70' and another said 'maybe it is £4.00'. I had no idea what to do. We had all worked it out and got the correct answer which was even written on the board. When I asked these boys how they got to that answer they said 'I have no idea'. I am so annoyed. I haven't had my feedback yet but my mentor said to me 'it was fine' as she left school. I don't want to be 'fine' in my final half term of being an NQT. Is it okay to be 'fine' by the end of your NQT year? So many people I know are outstanding by this stage.