Monday, May 27, 2013

Next Year, I Will...

Some things this year went well...and some didn't. Kim at Finding JOY in 6th Grade is having a cool linky about things we'll change for next year.

 I'm pretty sure that I want my kids to keep track of their test scores, MAP scores and progress. When I told them their increases in their MAP scores (which made this teacher very happy! :), they got so excited.
I want them to be more responsible for their progress, and strive to do better.

 This was my first year doing Notebooks with the kids (and in almost every subject!). I definitely want to use my Math Journals/Notebooks more...We're lucky if we do an entry a month (sad and pathetic!). I also want to have them do the left side reflection like Runde's Room...I think they will get more out of it.

Right now, I only have a 30 minute whole group lesson to cover reading, word work, fluency, writing and grammar! (per our Literacy Series) I definitely want to reorganize better so I am able to teach this better...and I think adding Mentor Sentences will help immensely!

Guided Reading right now is a little haphazard. I'm definitely taking the summer to think about how to plan, and to find/make a plan sheet that works for me. I'm all good on the anecdotal notes, but I want my instruction to be a little more focused!

What will you do differently next year?

Coming Soon:
Border from Dots of Fun: Clipart by The 3AM Teacher & Melonheadz: Fonts by Rowdy in Room 300, Kevin & Amanda and Jen Jones.
Come back on Wednesday and see what cool prizes I have in store!

Smiles and Sunshine,


  1. It's funny - every time I read one of your goals I thought to myself "Yeah, I need to do that with my fourth graders, too!" Thanks for all of the inspiration and good luck with your plans!
    Eberopolis: Teaching Reading & Writing with Technology

  2. I want to reexamine my writing and grammar as well! If you need another contribution to your giveaway I'd love to participate!

    Success in Second Grade


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