Day 29 in the Big Time Literacy Blogging Challenge.
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!