I am enjoying a very low-key 4th of July. The weather is finally starting to look a bit more like summer around here so it will be nice to spend some time outdoors this afternoon. Meanwhile, I was looking around the blogging world today and saw Mrs. M’s blog. She wrote a post about four new things she wants to try in her classroom this year and is asking others to do the same. It sounds like fun to see all of the new ideas out there, so here goes.
Four New Things I Will Try in the Classroom This Year
1 – Guided Math & Math Workshop
2 – Clip Chart
3 – Brain Breaks
I wish I had a great photo to share with you, but I haven’t finished my jar…yet! I hope to be able to share it soon. I loaned my Cricut to a friend for a few weeks, so I haven’t been able to complete many projects without it.
4 – Class Writing Journals
Again, I haven’t made them yet. I was inspired by a picture I saw on Pinterest. The source comes from I Love My Classroom. She made several whole class writing journals on popular topics (vacations, pets, dreams, etc.). When the kids do Work on Writing during Daily 5, they can choose to write in the whole class journal. Also, students can choose to read them during Read to Self.
So, what are four NEW things you plan to incorporate into your classroom this year? Head on over to Ms. M’s blog and link up your ideas!
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