Monday, September 2, 2013

Photo a Day Teacher Challenge and September Currently

I just love linkys. They keep me motivated to blog, and I promise I will do better this school year and blog at least once a month. (I'm already on a roll)

I started this challenge yesterday when I came across Clutter- Free Classroom's post.  I think this is going to be a fun way to take more pictures. I am using instagram to post all my pictures, feel free to

 The best part of this challenge is you don't have to actually take a picture everyday, you can make one post for the whole week or however you would like. The most fun is to see how people interpret the prompts.

Listening - I must need some peace and quiet because I did not even think about turning Pandora on.

Loving - With today off we only have four days left.

Thinking - Wow this year has flown by, but it is my favorite month because it is my Birthday Month.

Wanting - We have been in our new house for almost 3 months and still do not have a kitchen table.

Needing - I knew I shouldn't have bought them. I'm addicted to wintogreen life saver mints.

My Goals this month

1. I have been running a monthly 5K and my time keeps improving so I hope I do better this month too.
2. I really want to build positive relationships with my parents, they really respond to frequent communication.
3. I have finally started reading The Hunger Games book two. I want to finish it in a reasonable time.

Sunday, September 1, 2013

We survived...the first week!!!!!!

I am very pleased to say that my paras and students are amazing. We survived the first week of school without any major problems. We even had a para sub one day. I have five of the same students I had last year plus two new ones. I did loose one para position so I have two paras this year and the same amount of children, which has been the most difficult transition.

My students just picked up where we left off in June, which kinda worries me because I'm wondering when the honeymoon phase will be over. I'm sure next week we will see more behaviors as the demands increase and the material gets harder. I have almost set up every rotation in my zones. I need to begin teaching the students to work on the work tasks system during independent rotation time, but haven't quite gathered all my materials yet. I have been cutting and velcro-ing like a mad man this extra long weekend and even recruited some family members to help. I will post pictures of my classroom set-up next week sometime.