I have completed a week of finishing up in my classroom and attending district-wide professional development! Our doors officially open Monday morning! I am hoping to have a classroom tour ready for you next week so you can see my room! Here are a few things I've been working on.
* Labeled dish pans to hold journals:
* Re-vamping my teacher's binder. This summer I made it all cute with green and blue zebra paper in clear page protectors with the titles on them. I've quickly came to the realization that what is "cute" doesn't always meet my needs. I couldn't see my tabs, which was driving me crazy and I hate those big tabs because they stick out of my binder. So, I went old school with regular ole' tabs and so far, they are working perfect!
This year we have adopted a new textbook series, Literacy by Design. We had professional development this morning on it and I have left just a little (okay, make that a LOT) nervous. It is going to be a whole new way of thinking/teaching in my ELA block. It's doesn't help that we haven't received our teachers editions yet, either. Yikes!
Any Literacy by Design users out there? Love it? Hate it? Any advice?