Jessica at Mrs. Standford's Class is having a combination Linky and Giveaway party!
This linky about planning is very timely for me. Last week on Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday teachers in my district had training to do planning for our new Communication Arts Curriculum. Our district purchased an online system for storing lessons, and this system is tied the Common Core standards. While this may be a good idea in theory, it has proven to be
We also have a revised math curriculum this year, and I am piloting a new science unit for the three third grade classes. My life as I know it will be over come September 4.
On a lighter note, last year when I sent my welcome back to school letter I asked the students to come with a joke to share. They copied and illustrated a favorite joke, and read it to the class on the afternoon of the first day. Then, we used our computer lab time to type up the jokes, added the illustrations, and put them together to create a class book. It was a favorite read throughout the year!
You can find a copy of the letter and joke template on Scribd here.