There are many great blogs on the web so why am I starting one? Well, I really like the connectedness amongst the bloggers. I like the sharing with teachers, parents and students. I just might have a thing or two of interest to someone at sometime. So, today I embark on this blogging adventure. I hope it will be active and I can keep up with it.
This summer, I am attending a few professional developments. Next week I am attending two on science. One is about our district's new curriculum for Science and the other is presented by Lakeshore Learning. You get to keep the materials you use in the workshop and I am very excited to attend that one for sure.
In July, I am attending two on Math; one on numeration and the other on fluency. I am also attending a workshop on our new Reading Series, Journeys 2014 that we are adopting this year in our District. I have already begun looking for supplemental teacher materials and trying to plan some. I have to wait for the new curriculum maps for Reading to come out. I hope they are out soon so I can begin looking at them. Yes, I am one of those teachers. It's time to go get some ink for the computer and more lamination film and get those good pair of scissors out. I also want to get some centers ready for reading on the trifolds. My colleagues used those this year and they looked like they worked well and kept things organized.
I am also doing this book study with Heidi at http://swampfrogfirstgraders.blogspot.com/ on Debbie Diller's book, Making the Most of Small Groups. I got my book this week and have already started reading it. I am looking forward to discussing this with the others in the book club. If you're intested in joining go to the link and scroll down a couple posts and you'll find the information. I plan to post about my readings and the book study on here so stay tuned.
Click the book cover or the photo below to take you to Heidi's blog to learn more about the book study. In addition to the book study she has some great information for 1st and 2nd grade teachers.
I might also dabble in making some items to use in my class. For now I am just going to give them away on my blog. If I ever feel they are susbtantial then I might open a TPT store. We'll see. Join me here for the adventures of My Second Grade Smarties and you'll find out.
Have a great day!