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!