Monday, June 24, 2013

Another Day of Training

I love the summers because I have all these ideas that I want to implement into my classroom, and the summers are a great time to change things around. I feel like the summer is slipping by and I haven't really started anything on my to do list. I am sitting in a training, teaching me how to fix my school's webpage. It is just a reminder on how much I want to get done this summer. The first thing I want to get done is split out the common core standards into 4 nine week chunks. Our school doesn't have standards based report cards, so this would be my way of showing parents how their students are progressing. It also narrows and clarifies what exactly is being taught. Does anyone know of anything on Teacher pay Teacher or Teacher's Notebook that has done something similar? I haven't found anything yet. I hate re-inventing the wheel if I don't have to.

Thursday, June 6, 2013

Finally.. Some time to Blog !!

I had every good intention of blogging throughout the school year. The minute I walked into my classroom in Aug. to today I haven't been able to come up for air. I am so glad that I will have the next couple months to really dig into my curriculum, and create some new things for my classroom. We are getting a new reading series in the next month, which will take some time to get used to. We are switching to the Wonders Reading Program. Not only do we have a new reading program, we also need to complete our alignment to the Common Core. I am really excited to have the time to work on things, but I am feeling a little over-whelmed by all the work ahead of me. Anyone else feeling over-whelmed ?