Motivation struck!

Over the pst few days  have found myself creating, inspired, and planning for the new year!  I told myself I was going to wait until we got back from our family vacation in July to begin back to school mode.  That did not happen! Instead I took the time to enjoy being with my daughter doing day trips, crafts, and just having fun.  It wasn’t until I got a Welcome email form my principal that I felt ready to think school.

As part of my motivation, I created banners for my room with “have courage”, and “Be kind”.  As I was creating these banners, my theme started to become clear; fun, colorful, motivating.  Not only could my students benefit from a motivating theme, but so could I.  We as teachers spend more time in our classroom than in our own homes so why not be motivated.

I have also been thinking of using a moveable word wall this year.  I have been reading up on it and it seems like something that would work for my students.  I have alway felt a traditional word wall did not fully benefit my students.  They were always unsure of what to do (no matter how many times I modeled it) or just completely overwhelmed by it. The moveable word wall allows a more targeted approach and more interaction with sight words.

That is al I have for tonight; Patriots start their preseason tonight so off to watch them play! Go Pats!!

Until next time…

New year, new school, new room

This upcoming school year I will be starting at a new school!  I am very excited for this new opportunity especially since I have already been teaching my students.  I am lucky enough to be followoifng them to their new school as well.  As much as I am excited, I am also nervous.  I will be teaching with a new team of teachers as well as multiple teams.  My new positions consists of teaching multiple grade levels (1-3).

The opportunity for this position came unexpectedly. It was in the midst of my last week of school this past year and everything fell into place! For once I was in the right place at the right time.  Who knew!?! Overall my excitement is met with anxiety over meeting the teams I will be working with, being in a new school, and dare I say setting up my room 😬. I have been scouring Pinterest for classroom layout ideas and eagerly bought new classroom decor from Target ( must stay away….who am I kidding, see you soon).  Getting this out helped, but I guess there is “nothing to it but to do it”.

Until next time!