1. Common Core Implementation - So I don't know about you, but my district hasn't been very helpful with educating us on the Common Core. All I really know is that teachers have to create their own lessons as opposed to following a set curriculum. Great. Well, as a third year teacher who is still learning about creating lessons and developing her teaching skills, this is a bit intimidating. But I've been reading up on the Common Core so hopefully I'll be okay! :)
2. Reading Workshop Implementation - One of my first goals in common core implementation is doing reading workshop this year. I've been reading up on it. I did Daily 5 in my classroom last year so I'm somewhat familiar with a workshop format and teaching students how to be independent workers.
3. Change, But Stay Cool - I'm moving up to second from first grade this year. This also means that I'm looping with around 1/3 of my former students. Call me crazy, but as much as I like how my classroom management works, I don't want it to be the same this year just because I am looping. So I am finding ways to slightly change how I do things in the classroom so that it isn't the same for them.
4. Stay Organized - Along with changing grades, I'm also moving classrooms. I have never started with a completely empty classroom (which can be a good or bad thing) so I want to make sure I stay organized so that I know where everything is. Of course, this also includes cleaning out the classroom so that it works for me. :)
That's all for now! Can't wait to read what others have to share! :)
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