More time and more organizing my classroom and I feel like I’m almost there. Books are sorted and arranged on the shelves.
My desk and work area is organized.
There’s a new space in the classroom for student partner work in the back of the classroom.
These steps get me excited for the upcoming year. This week bulletin boards will be completed and the final touches will be put on the classroom. Soon students will be filling the seats and then the fun really begins!
I can’t believe I haven’t posted on here for a month. Wow! Summer’s been wonderful and I’ve been enjoying my time off. I spent the last week at the beach with my family. I spent the week with my mom, sister, two aunts and my niece and nephew.
My nephew and niece have never been to the beach before! They certainly enjoyed themselves.
Now that I’m back from the beach, I’ve been spending time in the classroom getting it ready. Here’s what it looked like when I walked in…
I spent a day unpacking and moving furniture. I have sorted the books. There are so many books (and this doesn’t include the books I got this summer)! Here’s what it looks like now…
And my desk will be right up front this year. I’m trying something new. What do you think?
I can’t wait til the year begins. I’ll keep you updated on classroom progress. Also, I’ve been reading A LOT, so I’ll be blogging about the books I’ve read this summer. Enjoy the rest of your summer.
@Mhaseltine Stiefvater's Scorpio Races, Raven Boys Srs, Meg Cabot's Mediator Srs, Flanagan's newest Brotherband Srs, Marissa Meyer's Cinder
— Stefanie Cole (@ColishS) July 12, 2013
@Mhaseltine Blood Red Road
— Holly (@siriusly_holly) July 12, 2013
— projectbluebox (@projectbluebox) July 13, 2013
— debwhite (@debwhite) July 13, 2013
I’m playing around with new kinds of technology this summer. Here’s a sample of a podacst. Here it is…what do you think?
I just returned from a week in New York City! I got to go to a place called Teachers College and learn more about being a better reading teacher. I met teachers from around the world. My head is spinning with all that I learned and of course I came back with more books. I’ll be catching up in my blogging this week. What are you reading? Amulet is next on my list! I am keeping track of my books on goodreads and I’ve read 66 books in 2013. Are you still counting your books? How are you doing on your reading?
Today our assignment was to write about a favorite place using sensory details. This is a rough and quickly written description of time at the pool. It doesn’t represent my best writing, but I wrote today and I do think with more time and revision, I could use this. Enjoy and thanks for reading!
Floating in the chlorine blue water, smelling the faux coconut of sunscreen and listening to the voices makes me smile. I’ve always been the first one into the water and the last one out. Swimming in the pool brings memories of family and happiness. Drippy watermelon and singed hot dogs feed my belly and the water hugging me feeds my soul. How is it that everything feels like it’s going to be ok while I’m floating in water? Water drowns my worry.