I have been so neglectful of this little ol' blog! May was sooo busy and then summer just started to happen... and I just decided to take a break from all things school related. I haven't checked out any of the blogs I usually obsess over. I am sure I am completely out of the loop. Anyhoo, I went to a meeting put on by my district the other day and it sort of got my brain revved up and me a little excited about school. Then, I went to Target and , Oh My Stars! I found the cutest, smallest, magnetic erasers for my kiddos white boards! No more dirty looking socks or pieces of felt for me! These look like mini chalkboard erasers! I was so excited that I did a little dance right there in the Target dollar spot. Next it was on to Wally world. I found individual glue sticks for 10 cents or a package of two for 50. Hmmm, now which do you think I bought? I did refrain from going overboard on school supplies. I will wait until closer to school starting to buy those - hoping that maybe, just maybe, the prices will go down. (they didn't last year, btw.) I dropped these glue sticks off at my classroom so they wouldn't melt in my truck and that made me take a look at my room. Big mistake. They are currently ripping out my vintage 1943 bathroom (which I am thankful for because it smells like a bathroom from 1943!) but that means the floors etc... won't be done until the week before school starts. Big bummer. But... it did get my brain working on how I want to rearrange my room. I will make it work for me this year! I think I Can! I think I can! I think I can work around the weird, all-wall consuming fireplace with built in shelves too small for anything! I will work around the two radiators too hot to push things against! I will work with another wall full of drawers - great storage, but no creating no wall space.
I CAN DO IT!
On to other things.... I have perusing Daily Five and am seriously thinking of incorporating this into my room. I am having a hard time wrapping my brain around doing it throughout the day, after mini-lessons, instead of the more traditional literacy station/center type of structure I am used to. I will keep you up to date on this progress as I dig more in to it. (gotta finish the last few chapters!)
Also, I am going to a Whole Brain Teaching conference this Tues. in Union, MO. I am so excited! I implemented different aspects of WBT this past year and it was awesome!! I always thought I had fairly good classroom management, but this made it even better! I can't wait to learn more and add it into my classroom this coming year.
Ok. That is about it. I know you were just dying to know all of that now weren't you? Enjoy the rest of your summer break!