I'm going to focus on some teacher improvements, or things I want to change for next year.
This first one isn't something I want to change, but more of a reminder for myself!
We have a new principal in my building. A new behavior specialist in my building. A new superintendent in the district. (Hopefully) a new Curriculum Coordinator. A new HR person. Oh and we're completely changing the evaluation system in the state and 4th grade has the biggest class it's had in awhile.
So I need to remember to take it as it comes! :)
Learn Like A Pirate with The Primary Gal (my posts are here), and I'm loving the book!
I hoping that I can implement some of the things to have a smoother run classroom, and my students are taking more responsibility for themselves and their learning.
Which leads me into my next goal
I really want to focus on grit and perseverance this year, as well as making the students more responsible for their learning. I think setting biweekly goals (as in once every two weeks) is manageable and will help them be more responsible. Plus, they'll track it in their data notebooks :)
And last, but certainly not least
I've been inspired by The Primary Gal, and how she does her math block, so I'm hoping to do some similar things.
First, I'm hoping to semi-flip it (contingent on me getting the tech I need!).
Ideally, it would look something like this!
~Calendar/Snack (we do both at the same time-they can eat and think simultaneously!) (And I spelled that right on the first try! Woot!)
~Entrance Slip based on today's lesson
*Students then get sorted into groups based on response
-Highs go watch a video, Middles/Lows get small group instruction-Middles go for practice and Lows then get reteach
*Game/Task Cards of some sort
~Exit Slip-to see who needs reteaching
^^That's still a work in progress-I need to think about it some more (and find out when we're teaching math-there's been some talk of switching around our schedule!))
I did a Math Workshop/Guided Math a few year ago and I LOVED it-I was meeting their needs so much better, and I felt they were more engaged.
Enter pilot year of programs and new program.
So that changed it up quick!
I still have about a month and half left (although summer school will take up that month!), to refine some things, but I think I'm heading in the right direction!
How will you improve for next year?
Smiles and Sunshine,