Tuesday, July 29, 2014

I'm Excited, and I'm Just Gonna Share It

Today I am reflecting on what I am most excited for in the upcoming school year (instead of my best day).

As I've mentioned before, my district adopted Wonders for ELA instruction. I am excited about it, because:
1. Someone has done the work to make a sequence, find stories that appropriate for that time in the year, and prepared some lessons for me to follow/enhance/make my own.
2. I will have a whole class set of books to do the whole class lesson. Each student will have a book to look at.
3. There will be way more "stuff" to teach than I will have time for. Now, instead of hunting for things to teach, I will spend my time weeding out what I want to keep and what to slide over.

So, I think the Wonders materials is top on my list, but there are a few more things I am excited about.

A. Second year of using Engage NY math lessons. I really liked them last year, and look forward to using it again this year.

B. Another year of teaching/collaborating with the wonderful Mrs. Jones.

C. Professional growth through the "evaluation" process. I must look at this positively.

D. Becoming a "Together Teacher." 

What are you excited about for the upcoming year? I would love to hear and celebrate with you!
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  1. Aw. I couldn't narrow my list down at all. I am just so excited!

  2. Hey, alyce! I just discovered engage ny last year and REALLY liked it. We already have a main math resource that the district provides that I use during math time. Do you use it instead of or along with another resource?
    Sarah from Mrs. Jones Teaches :o)


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