It took me a while but I am finally able to get around to blogging. The transition to first grade along with new Common Core Standards has thrown me for a loop.
I think I will like 1st grade..........with time. Right now, it just feels so different and soooooo much harder than Kindergarten!!
I love the content I am teaching and my kiddos! They are a lot more independent...which is great!
But.....I am struggling with not having as much help as I am use to. I went from having a full time para to having a para for one hour a day! Talk about a shock!! I knew it would be hard to get everything done.....but for my OCD self, it has been a total culture shock. I have been spending 11 and 12 hours a day at school AND going back on the weekends. (I keep telling myself. This......has.......to.......stop. I haven't listened yet!)
Here are a few pics from my room.
This is the bulletin board outside my classroom. I borrowed this idea from Kindergarten Cupcake Crumbs.
|A cute little bulletin board outside my door.|
|Looking into the room from the door.|
|Another view from the door.|
|My red desk|
|I love these crates. I think this was a brilliant ideas. I have them at the end of each table to hold journals, notebooks, crayons, etc. Now most everyone on my hall has joined in and has them in their room.|
|Front of the room.|
|Small group table|