I am enjoying this school year. This class is the best that I’ve ever had in my years of teaching. I’ve never had so many students in one class that want to learn. Even the few that are off task aren’t horribly off task. This has been a great school year. To say that I’m … Continue reading Why I lowered all my tables in my class
I’ve been talking about changing the homework in my class for a while. I am almost ready to reveal the (hopefully) finished product. My students have been pretty good at reading and building their stamina. I think this is going to be a real boost to their understanding of the reading process, comprehension and overall … Continue reading Almost ready for the reveal
I am considering changing my homework for my class. I want to see my kids reading more, discussing their reading and overall being empowered through text. Right now the only time I can squeeze in more reading is homework. My plan is to roll out 3rd grade book clubs in lieu of homework. This is what … Continue reading Parents can I get your insight
This week was OUTSTANDING! I love this group of kids! I’m so very happy to have come aboard. Now let’s review this week in pics. The 5th grade team thought it would be nice to start everyone’s week with a special card. They were right. That was kinda cool. My neighbor who’s a 1st year … Continue reading First full week in review.
The new school semester has started off so strong I haven’t had time to blog or to recount what happened last semester. Thankfully, I have a day off to think about it. Here’s what happened last semester in no particular order. I don’t have a filing system. However, my crazy paper mess makes sense to … Continue reading What happened last year
Is there a school out there that does an end of the year survey of what worked, what didn’t and what certainly doesn’t need to happen again? There has to be some value to hearing what the staff thought about the last 170 or so days. Deep down inside I fear it would become a gripe session … Continue reading 2013-14 School year. The Good. The Bad. The Ugly.
I’ve been working on being a better teacher. I started with how I organized my classroom. So far so good.
Continue reading I may have fixed a HUGE problem in my classroom