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I saw this great Linky Party on Amanda's super cute website and just had to link up. I have another two weeks before I plan to go back in to the classroom to start setting up but I have had a list of to-do's growing since June.
Here are my Top 3 Resolutions
#1: Spend more one-on-one time with my students during reading groups. I have struggled (and felt extreme guilt) with finding time to do more one-on-one conferencing with my students during reading. Teaching reading is my most favorite part of my day and I love my small group time. With all of the RTI, LAP, ELL, and SPED transitions in the day I found minimal time to meet one-on-one with my students last year. I am thinking of doing one month of all one-on-one conferencing during group time, then the next month all small group meetings during that time. I am thinking September will start as one-on-one so I can get my Reading Inventories done and beginning of the year testing completed. I hope this will help me get to know my students better as readers. When I tutor students outside of school I end of knowing their strengths and challenges like I know my own and I yearn for that with all of my students!
#2: Do not work during my lunch time. Enough said! I need to allow myself time to chill out and breathe throughout the day. Just like my kiddos need their recess time, I need my teacher-recess time, too!
#3: Take more pictures, blog more, offer more freebies! I am asking for a new camera for my upcoming birthday (Labor Day Weekend!!). I am hoping that by moving away from my crummy cell phone camera to an actual camera I will get better pictures to share on my blog! Seeing pictures in other classrooms is one of my favorite parts of following blogs, it helps me feel connected to the blogger! I hope to get that connection from people who follow me, too!
Link Up! What are your resolutions?