Up early today. Picked up my keys for school-- Floors have been waxed and all items are back in our rooms. As I peered into my room I anticipated the worst case scenario. I never know where to start. My first thought is-- Arrange the furniture. But some of the furniture is underneath that big stack of boxes and tubs.
As I moved furniture around and unpacked, I realized I have boxes from last year that were never touched. I have a good mind to put them in the hallway for the custodian-- and not even peek to see what is inside. Once my room is done-- I will post pics...
A Moment of randomness-- I am on the school Data Team this year and we are going to have our students keep Data Notebooks. As I look around, I have found a TON of resources. My concern is that I bite off more than I can chew, and that I end up spending valuable time on data and organization during class with the kids and neglect instruction. I want the notebooks to be meaningful and effective for student and parent responsibility. I teach ELA/SS and I know I need to start off small, but these are areas that I think I am going to have them track:
- reading fluency/running record
- Books read