Sunday, July 29, 2012

School Year Resolutions

Hi Peeps!

I'm linking up with Amanda from Teaching Maddeness for her

Resolution # 1: Implement some sort of Math Workshop, with whole group, small group and center teaching. My mentor for the new school suggested that the 1 hour math block was all whole group teaching, but I think it needs to be divided up into sections (like calendar, problem solving, whole group lesson, practice, etc.)

Resolution # 2: Staff bonding (hopefully!) I'm moving to a new area, so I know no one (and I'm further away from my friends), so I'm hoping to make some friends among the staff (which is hard, because I'm more of an observer/introvert)

Resolution # 3: Track my kids progress better. I want to have a better idea on where my kids are at a given time, and a better handle on what skills they are strong on and where they need to make more progress

Resolution # 4: Better organized! I'm hoping to have a better handle on my organization this year. I found a system that works for me (at least it did last year!), and it took until Feb/Mar for me to feel comfortable with the organization. I'm hoping that I can do it a little quicker this year!

Well, those are my resolutions for this school year. Folks, I know that you will be uber disappointed ;), but there will be no Monday Made It from me's more like Monday Move It! I've been packing all week and tying up loose ends for my move at the end of the week! I still have a little ways to go, but I've been to busy to craft (unless you count creative packing and trashing!)

Smiles and Sunshine,


  1. Thanks for linking up to the party, Kaitlyn! You have some excellent resolutions! I like your idea for the math workshop block...sounds like a much better use of an hour block. Good luck with your move! I'm more of an introvert, too, so I know about taking a while to really make those new friends! ;)

    Teaching Maddeness

  2. I LOVE math workshop! I tried it out a few years ago and cannot go back to whole group! :) I've actually posted a few things on how I do it in my room on my blog. I too really want to be better about tracking progress! I feel like I didn't do so well last year. Any ideas on what you might do to improve it?

    Reaching for the TOP!

  3. I could have written most of those. I definitely want to assess better this year too!


  4. Seems everyone needs a little more least we know we're not along :) Good luck with your goals and your school year!!!

  5. I am also working on my math time and math workshop. I would love to hear more as you plan your time.

    I found your blog on the New School Year's Resolution Linky and am your newest follower.

    The Resourceful Apple

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