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.
Posted by Amy G. at 1:44 AM