Have you jumped ship yet? I hope you didn’t think I did! I am still alive (barely). I feel terrible that I haven’t blogged in so long. I am ready for school to start just to get some normalcy in my life. Yes, I said…I am READY for school to start! My kids and all of their practices are about to do me in. I need school to start just so we are not practicing something from sun up to sun down!
As promised, here are my classroom pics. I have to still take several of my last year charts off of my walls. I was "model classroom" for Kindergarten ELA last week. That means that all of the new teachers come to my room to look and see how I have things set up...nothing fancy. I did leave up many of my charts though so they could see the work I did with my kids. I will be taking most of it down tomorrow so I can have a clean slate for my new babies. I am really excited about my classroom set up this year. It just feels good! I think it will work great (well that is what I am wishing/hoping/praying!). I like defined spaces and a large group area. It is also important to me to have as many students in front of the word wall as possible for table work.
I have Meet the Teacher on Thursday night. I hope to know then whether I need to just pray or fast and pray..haha! I have taken general room pics (which I am posting today) but I have also taken specific pics of each part of my room. I plan to do a few more posts in the next week about specific areas of my room, including how I have decided to implement Daily 5.
I am really excited about the changes this year, but it is a lot. We are adding Daily 5, changing our discipline procedures to Conscious Discipline, using BUILD for math centers, and going to C-Scope for curriculum. Yep, this year will be filled with a big ole learning curve. I had to buy a new pack of big girl panties during the tax free sale as self-encouragement. I will keep you updates along the way. Don’t expect greatness people! LOL. I hope you are having a great start to your school year.