Thursday, May 30, 2013

Planning Already

How soon do you do it? Start planning for next  year, I mean. Throughout the year, I'm constantly thinking to myself, "I want to do that again," or "NEVER again!" So I'm linking up with Kim at Finding Joy in 6th for her awesome linky party to share some of my plans for next year.

I started running about two months ago (read more about it on my other blog), and it has been an amazing journey! I've seen so many positive outcomes, not just in myself, but in my students as well. I definitely want to keep this up.

I partially implemented Everyday Math this year with my fourth graders, and I saw amazing results in retention of some common math concepts. Next year I'm moving to fifth for a year, but I want to keep up the calendar math routine, tweaked with 5th grade level activities. Here's a link to the files I made for the 4th grade calendar math if you're interested.

Because I work in a small school, we sometimes have to shift grade levels due to enrollment. For the next school year, my cohort will have the entire 4th grade, and I will move up to 5th. While I'm super excited to get to teach a new curriculum and have some of my students again, I will really miss her! We work so well together.

How about you? Have you started thinking about next year yet? Join the linky and share!


  1. I'm excited that you'll be teaching fifth grade! I hope you love it as much as I do. :)
    Brandee @ Creating Lifelong Learners

  2. AAAhhhhhh....the joy of teaching in a small school! :)

    We shift grade levels QUITE OFTEN. I will be teaching 6th grade ALL subjects next year. This past year I taught 5/6 grade history-LOVE history!!

    I am on a running streak-4 whole days now-doing the Runner's World Running Streak. I feel soooo much better when I run. :)




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