My last post discussed the way I monitor the third grade standards overall. In this post I wanted to share with you the progress monitoring tool that I use to track the learning of my students day by day. I have a sheet for each of the three major subjects that I teach (math, … Continue reading More Progress Monitoring
Like any teacher, I do a lot of progress monitoring. One of the things that I track is the standards that we complete in third grade. In order to do this efficiently, I created excel sheets with all of the third grade standards based on the Common Core and the Iowa Core. I have the … Continue reading Monitoring the Standards
As I have been prepping the room for the new school year I have been reflecting quite a bit on the last school year. My list of improvements is quite long (I will attach it to the bottom of this post). As a first year teacher I think I did the best that I could, … Continue reading New Year, New and Improved Teacher… I hope!
This is what my classroom started out looking like at the beginning of the year. I really like this set up, but I'm in the process of adjusting the room to better meet the needs of my students. Being a teacher requires a lot of flexibility. I feel like I'm constantly tweaking things, but it's … Continue reading Before Tour of the Classroom
As the year continues along I'm feeling more comfortable in my teaching. I feel like I'm getting a handle on all of the subjects, but I think reading workshop time could use a little work. I am struggling to find activities during workshop time that are meaningful and engaging for my … Continue reading Reading Workshop
Okay, so it's been awhile since I've blogged. I've been thinking about my teaching blog a lot. The problem is just finding the time. I'm really struggling with balancing out my teacher life and my home life. I feel like my teacher life often wins. Most days I am at school by 7 and there … Continue reading Wow! I have no life…
So, on Monday I had my first Professional Development of the year. I found out that I will have all of the third grade special education students in my room and I will be co-teaching. This PD focused on the various co-teaching approaches. I didn’t get a chance to meet my co-teacher, but I … Continue reading Inclusion in the Classroom
Follow my blog with Bloglovin Although I am not finished, I feel like the end is in sight when it comes to setting up my classroom. I will admit that I was a bit overwhelmed at first. When I first saw my room I had hardly anything. Although, some of my colleagues were kind enough … Continue reading It’s coming together!
Okay, so I've been working on my classroom website for about two weeks now and I think I'm finally ready to show what I have so far. It's not finished, but I feel like I'm getting there. Right now I have it set as private so I can post pictures of my students for families … Continue reading Classroom Website
One thing I found that my sixth graders enjoyed were literature circles. I saw many different literature circle jobs online so I decided to create my own based on the jobs that I saw and liked. I stapled the jobs in file folders because it's cheap. Since each group had their own set they could … Continue reading Literature Circles