Wow, I feel like I am going in a hundred different directions right now. I just finished my 2nd day at a summer academy for teachers in a city near where I teach. This academy is great. Teachers are able to pick 4 different classes out of a long list of options. The academy is for 1 week and so far it has been awesome. I am learning some great things. I have a class on starting Daily 5, using my SMART board, classroom management, and implementing Guided Reading Plus as part of RtI. As great as the academy has been thus far, I now feel as though I want to do and start a thousand different things. Not only that but I am also part of our school PBIS committee and we are implement a big part of the PBIS structure this fall and it is/going to be a BIG task. Those of you who know about PBIS might know what I am taking about. I also have many other things that I am working on for my PDP (Professional Development Plan) and my action research class. Oh, and I can not forget that I also moved classrooms this summer, which I love my new classroom and am thankful that I got moved but it is still stressful having to set up another classroom.
So really I am just venting and I need to focus my attention on just the few things I can accomplish in the 3 weeks before school starts and start marking things off my to-do list.
Side Note: Does anyone else feel as though every time you cross something off that to-do list you add 3 extra things on the bottom?
Well, thanks for listening...and now back to reading the Daily 5 book and figuring out how I can incorporate some of this structure in my classroom. Has anyone else modified Daily 5 in any way and been successful? Any help would be appreciated :)
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