Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Summer planning...

      Excited to be meeting with my K teamie, Taylor, tomorrow to get a little Summer planning done.  We start early in August this year so it's not that far away on the calendar.  I'm actually part of two teams: one is my school grade level team and the other is my Dual Language team.  I'll be meeting with them a little later this month.  The kindergarten Dual Language program has grown to a team of five this year in our district.  I can't wait to meet my new teammates!  Are other teachers planning already, too?

      Working on another getting rid of some clutter at home today.  When did I become such a packrat?!?  Oh yeah, when I became a teacher.  Suddenly, the most mundane of objects: empty Pringles and coffee cans, old film canisters, produce baskets, all became objects of my desire to recycle into games for centers, manipulatives, dice cages and more.  Great intentions but I collected a few too many for the reality of time I had to work with.  So, I'll get rid of a bunch of them and make space to collect again as I know that will be the cycle.

       The best thing to do would be to just collect them as I need them, make the projects and not have extras, but I know myself a little too well.  I will need to remind myself constantly to break this habit.       Wonder if other teachers out there have this same thing going on or if it's just me?  Hmmmmm.  Something to ponder for today.
Happy Summer planning!


  1. Hi, I loved your post about the word walls!!! Can you please take more pictures of the Spanish word wall. I teach bilingual kindergarten and I need to revamp my word walls. I totally love your idea but I would love to see more. Thank you!!!

    1. Hi Naomi,
      Thanks so much for your comments! Where and what grade do you teach? I have not blogged in a long time but you have given me a new opportunity to at least address the word wall issue. Funny, I'm actually planning a change yet again for next school year. I will take some pictures this week of this year's word wall and post them. I may even blog about the changes to make it definitely different. Thanks so much, Susan

  2. Good morning Susan!! Well I decided to work summer school this year. We are working on our planning in August for both my teams, 1st grade and Dual Language. And yes, it will be here before you know it. Well if you have anymore great ideas for classroom decor let me know. I will keep checking in for information on your word wall. I love it. Enjoy your planning. Inez