As I start back working in my classroom each year I start thinking about goals I would like to accomplish in my classroom or things that I am looking forward to. So here's a "Top Five" list of things that I am looking forward to this school year!
1. Meeting all my new students and learning each ones unique personality. Who will be the joke-ster? Who will be the "mom" of the class?
2. Using more technology in the classroom this year. I love working with the prometheans in our rooms and I don't know what I would do with out having that piece of technology to help engage my students in lessons!! Using a blog is new and I am really excited to see how the blog helps to keep everyone informed and updated on what we are doing this year.
3. A fresh start. Each year lends its self to change and "newness". After spending some quality time up at CHE my room received a makeover. Change is good!
4. CHE is in the process of becoming an IB school. We have been working since last summer on making the change. I have attended trainings last summer, this summer, and all through the school year. Our team has been working very hard on planning the "units" that are included in the IB program. This year we are starting to implement the IB (International Baccalaureate) units by teaching what we have planned so far. This is a big change from the teaching style I have been used to (teaching all of the subjects independently with integration) but I am excited to try out the new change (all subjects are integrated, for example, no more specific "reading" time) because it will bring positive results!
5. Being back in a routine!