Thursday, September 15, 2011

Holy Cr@p!!

Ok, I know!  It’s been forever since I have written anything.  I have been so busy.

The craziness is starting to die down.  We are doing parent/teacher conferences this week and all day Monday.  I’ve only been able to do them yesterday, but the 6 I did went pretty well. 

This year I have so much more parent interaction than last year.  It’s nice to see parents involved in their children’s success. 

New curriculum is not going so well.  We still don’t have all the materials we need and are now being told we should get everything by the end of this month…  we’ll see! 

My class is doing well.  They are such a wild bunch but are great kids.   The worst problem I’m having with them is talking.  This class as a whole talks a lot!  They are a fun bunch though.  I heard from a few parents yesterday that their children are loving me as a teacher.  One parent told me her daughter said she doesn’t teach math the same way Mr. Michelbook does.  That made me laugh.

This student also brings me apples a few days a week.  I think it’s so sweet.  They’re good apples, too!

As a grade level, we have decided to start doing Daily 5.  Our books just came in yesterday but I forgot my book at school today.  I really want to read it.  It looks so interesting and I’m really hoping it will fix my problem with centers. 

Centers are getting better but they are still kind of rocky.  We’ve been practicing a lot on getting the routines down but it seems like they are not very well organized.  I also don’t have a lot of time to get them fixed. 

I’m hoping Daily 5 will give the students more responsibility and let me work more on small groups.  I know it will take some time to get it started and everything, but I think it will be well worth it.

Well, I better start getting stuff finished for tomorrow and find a little time to relax before going to be.  “Friends” is on right now on Nick@Nite and I love me some “Friends”!