Big day today in northern Ohio!
The President is going to make a stop in little old Sandusky today! Streets are being blocked off all afternoon and apparently only 300 people have been invited to attend and have ice cream with the President. Everyone else can stand outside the marked off area and look from a distance...our local paper actually said, bring your binoculars or telescopes if you're not one of the privileged few.
My plans?? The sun is coming out and since I'm not one of the chosen, I'll be doing my own thing! :)
Oh! The Art Walk is tonight...I hope all of this hullabaloo isn't going to impact the Art Walk! I love walking around our little downtown and checking out all of the talents!
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We're supposed to share 4 things we're going to try for the first time in our classroom this year!
Here we go:
1. Departmentalizing~I'm teaming with two other teachers this year to pilot departmentalization with our first graders. I googled it yesterday and my heart sank...not a lot of good feelings on it out there. BUT...I'm still excited and a little overwhelmed at the same time with it. I'm totally confident doing it with the teachers I'm doing it with and I know we'll be fine...it's just a lot to absorb. I'm in charge of the reading and language arts...that's HEAVY!
2. Classroom Set-Up~Since I'll be teaching reading for most of the day, my set-up is going to be a little different...I'm not quite sure how yet...but it'll be different.
3. Assessments~ I need to create some quality assessments for reading that will show student growth throughout the year.
4. Communication~I need to be way more consistent on my communication with parents...with the good and bad news. I do communicate...I just want to be a little better with it.
Okay friends! The sun is shining and I need to get a move on!
Have a super day!