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Thursday, July 5, 2012

4 on the FOURTH

Ok...it's almost 2:00 in the morning, and I can't remember how to link to the picture.  So, please click here to link back to Ms.M's blog.
Yeah...another Linky party!  I love this one because I am going to be trying lots of new things this year.  The problem is, I'm not exactly sure what they will be - LOL. My position is changing and for the first time I will not have my own class.  Instead, I will be an ESE co-teacher and also do RTI pull-out.  So, here are the 4 new things I am pretty sure I am going to be trying...but you never know.  After all, "Teacher, thy name is Flexibility!"                         

1. NG-CAR inspired content-area reading:  I am very excited about using this with my small groups and sharing it with the teachers I am going to be working with.  I am currently working on a unit called Nursery Rhymes and Non-Fiction.  Students will not just be reading a text, but also talking about it, writing about it, and even learning how to mark it as they read. 

2. Data Folders:  I have used these before, but I am working on tweaking them so that they become tools for my students to use interactively to track progress and set goals.

3. Mini-Offices:  I have thought about creating and using these for quite a while.  At the end of the year, I learned that one of my little ones is going to need some type of study carrel or privacy shield to use in the gen ed classroom.  So now, I have the motivation to get one done.  I can see how I want it to look in my mind.  Now, I just have to focus and get it done.

4. Vocabulary Journals: One of the teachers at my school has a great way of organizing the vocab journals she uses with her intermediate Co-Taught classes.  I am working on a way to modify for primary.  I'm not quite sure what they will look like yet, but I really think they will be helpful.

Happy Blogging!


  1. I just found your blog, and there is some great stuff on here! I love the idea of Vocabulary Journals-be sure to tell us how it goes!

    I am giving you the One Lovely Blog award-be sure to stop by my site and check it out!

    Your newest follower,


  2. Hi Amy,
    Just found your blog & am now a follower! Can't wait to stay up to date with you this school year. I am a 3rd grade teacher going into my fifth year of teaching.


  3. I think your blog does look just as lovely as most others I've seen out there. I wish I could get mine to look so cute, but I am also new to the blogging world and the world of graphics. I am your newest follower!

    Mrs. Slocum
    Teacher's Don't Steal, They Share!

  4. Oh I am intrigued by your vocabulary folders! I feel like that is one area I still need to work on. Great ideas for next year!!

    Reaching for the TOP!

  5. I'm also awarding you the One Lovely Blog award! Check it out here.

    Maestra Bilingue

  6. Your blog is cute! Congrats on taking the plunge into the wonderful world of blogging. Thank you for giving me the One Lovely Blog Award!!! I think you need a Versatile Blogger Award to go along with the award you just earned (we wouldn't want it to get lonely). Drop by my blog for the details.

    Hooty's Homeroom

  7. Vocab journals and Mini offices are things that have been on my to do list for years. You'll have to keep us posted on how it goes.

    Thanks for linking up.


  8. I hope you share more about your vocabulary folders. =)

    Heather's Heart

  9. I will definitely post about how both the mini-offices and vocab journals work out. Thanks for stopping by.