Monday, June 9, 2014

Daily 5

Guess what?  My new Daily 5 book came in today!  I about squealed when I saw the UPS lady walking to the door.  I dove right into it and brushed off the giggles from the other side of the couch.  My response: "Yes, I love books!  Don't laugh at me!  Go back to work!  Isn't your lunch break over?" 

I will let you know what I think as I go along.  So far, just by reading the 1st chapter I can already tell you there are some differences.  I love that the Sisters aren't saying to do all 5 in one day.  Whew!  I only could do 3 and on a good day, 4.  

I started using Daily 5 in my classroom last year.  I feel like I am still learning what and I'm thrilled to read this edition and to make some little changes for this coming year!

Well, back to reading for me.  I don't know about your neck of the woods...but in mine, it has been cloudy for the past 4 days and has rained as well.  Currently I'm listening to the sound of pouring raining and suddenly feeling very...very...sleepy.

Sunday, June 8, 2014

Hello!  I am new to the education blogging world but I am very excited to get started.  My name is Miss Kate.  I am a kindergarten teacher from Missouri.  The 2014-2015 school year will be my third year teaching.  I will do a post with a little bit more about myself here very soon.  Until then, here are my 3 goals for #teacherslovesummer:

1. Relax, relax, relax.  I am spending the majority of my time in Kansas visiting my boyfriend.  My break started last Wednesday and I'm so ready to just rejuvenate from the year.

2. Lose weight.  I need to tone up...I've been gaining some weight every year since student teaching.  I've been using excuses such as: "I'm so tired from work.", "My feet are killing me.", "I have so much to do tonight."  So I need to kick it in high this summer.  I'm going to be doing lots of Jillian and walking around this teeny tiny town.

3. Get new and fresh ideas for next year.  I'm revamping my writing lessons, rearranging and somewhat redecorating my classroom, and finding new ideas for small groups.