Tuesday, July 9, 2013

What a Year!

Hello all!  It's been a long time!  I had a difficult group this year and had to choose between keeping up my blog or maintaining some sanity.  Needless to say, the sanity won out!
BUT......I'm back!  I'm just into my second week of summer and time to start thinking about the fall.  I'm excited to say that I'm teaching Grade One again.  We have had a lot of shuffling in our school for this upcoming school year and I was asked to teach Kindergarten.  I was really hoping to stay at Grade One and was happy to see that it all worked out.  I'm having to change up my classroom completely though as the tables, chairs and rug that I had were for a kindy class and since we have a 3rd K class in the fall, I had to give them up.  So, I need to reconfigure my room now.  I'm actually pretty excited about it.  I'll stay with the jungle theme but add to it (including desks).
I've been doing a hybrid guided reading/daily 5 Language Arts program and am happy with it but I haven't been completely excited by my Math program.  I was checking out the Daily Math program as described at the Clutter-Free Classroom blog and think I might have to give this a try!
Have a great day!