What kind of teacher would I be if I wasn't a blogger? For me, blogging is essential to my teaching. Blogging gives me a place to reflect on my teaching. I'm not real good about keeping myself accountable, but having an audience seems to help me force myself to get my thoughts written down. Sometimes I publish them and sometimes I don't, but reflecting in the frame of sharing with you all sure helps me to take the first step. Blogging has also been a great way to connect with other teachers. Learning from more experienced teachers and supporting other teacher-bloggers is important to me because it continuously fuels my fire for teaching. Blogging is an important outlet and connection for me. This is why I encourage other teachers to blog and why I value, dear readers, so much. Thank you for reading!
We are in for some exciting adventures as I begin my first year teaching K-2...all in the same classroom! I must confess, I will likely only have 16 little ones (5 Kinder, 5 First, and 6 Second). I still haven't received a class list or schedule. I do know that the kids will get science instruction as a special and they switch into more rigid grade designations for math. I'll have the second graders for math! This is also going to be my first year doing Daily 5. I have been reading and re-reading the books. I really like the framework and hope that if I really stick to it, Daily 5 will be successful in my classroom. I have always wanted a more individualized/workshop method for language arts, so Daily 5 seem right up my alley. I am looking forward to sharing my adventures with you! It's going to be a fun year!