#1: With my new *PERMANENT* teaching position, that means I can finally move all of my classroom stuff to school and leave it there! The past few years I have left my spare room full of tubs and boxes and books and craft stuff, so I didn't have to move it from classroom to classroom. I would just take it to school as I needed it and bring it back when I was done. But now I will be able to leave it in my new classroom. I'm sure the bf will be happy to be rid of all my stuff! :)
#2: This year my math block was from 1:00-2:00pm. I wanted to keep my calendar time in my math block, so we didn't do the calendar until 1:00pm. I always felt like it was kind of late. We go half the day before turning the date on the calendar. I'm hoping that next year's schedule works out to have my math block first thing in the morning! We will have to see though!
#3: I really slacked on the Daily 5 math this year. I tried, I failed. I just couldn't get the timing right. I had so many pull out groups (literacy support, reading recovery, math recovery, math support, speech, theme writing....) You name it, we had it. There is always someone out of my room. I also found it hard to do with 27 kiddos. Maybe it'll be easier with 21 next year? I can hope!
#4: My Daily 5 centres work very well. The kids are trained and engaged. I just need to work some more on the content of my small group lessons.
Well, that's it for now! I still have 2 weeks of zoo animals to get through, then 3 weeks of summer/camping fun! I know these last 5 weeks are just going to fly right by. Then I will be moving into my new classroom and starting my summer vacation! Have a great week, every one!