I love to learn and would love to share. Hoping to contribute to the community of teachers who are dedicated to making learning fun and exciting!
Monday, August 22, 2011
1st Week "Goodies"
Well, we're back in full swing and it is definitely an adjustment. In 13 years of teaching, this is the most students I have ever had- 35 to be precise. It is a little overwhelming, but the kids seem to be adjusting a little better now that we are getting to our regular routine. But truthfully, I think the only reason I'm surviving right now is because I have a tutor (this week only) and a student-teacher in my room ALL day. They are truly life-savers!
We started our reading program this week (Houghton Mifflin). I created some printables to go along with our first theme. Each day my students do a page of seatwork and then they can go to their center for the day. Each page reinforces the phonics skill for that week.
I'm a mom to 2 great boys, 17 and 12. This is my 12th year teaching. I have taught 1st grade for the past 6 years and kindergarten for the first 6. I love to make learning new and fun for my kids. I truly believe that learning is a lifelong process, which is why I decided to try my hand at blogging. I know I will learn a lot along the way and hope to share some ideas with others as well.