Monday, July 15, 2013
Quick update on the library... I started decorating today... Pictures will be posted next Tuesday! I LOVE how my hallway display turned out! Even better than what was in my head! Now I just need to work on the hall of fame area... I left it a mess... I wasn't a fan.
Tuesday, June 4, 2013
Of course, if I am going to get back into blogging, I am going to need a theme each day! Most of what I am up to is teacher stuff, so let's geaux Teacher Tuesday!
Anyone else super excited to be out for summer, yet spending all of their time putting a plan together for next year?! I know I am!!!
I'm not in the classroom anymore, but I may as well be. I still teach a reading lesson based on the common core curriculum units established by our district to each grade Pre-K- 8th. I went ahead last week and made a curriculum map and lessons plans for all grades for the first 9 weeks of school!!! I am determined to be super prepared this year!
In library news, I have decided on an AR theme thanks to this little boy : )
The theme is..... PIRATES!
At BEEMS, we are HOOKED on READING! (with Captain Hook)
The AR slogan is "Racing for the Treasure." On the display wall, we will have a beach mural with "Treasure Island" to the right. Each class will get a pirate ship. For each person that meets their goal, their pirate ship moves closer to Treasure Island.
I am using the Walt Disney quote, "There is more treasure in books than in all of the loot on Treasure Island" to gear the theme more towards reading. It's hard to pick themes that a kindergarten student and an 8th grade student will enjoy, but I think this one appeases to all ages. WIth Jake and the Neverland Pirates and Pirates of the Caribbean, I am hoping this will be a success.
I have retired all of the Dr. Seuss stuff...at least until March...bring on the pirates!
Here are a few on my pinterest pins for the library (sorry- cannot get the link to work.... grrr. Find the My Pirate Classroom board on my pinterest to find links for these fabulous ideas that I plan to steal from someone :))
I'll do something like this for the door....
Reading Log for K- 2...
My two goals for the upcoming year are......................
#1. Have entire classes meet goals each 9 weeks
#2. Focus on K-2 reading fluently and with comprehension, and meeting their goals.
More to come in the following weeks....
Peace, Love, and Geaux Tigers : )