Friday, August 3, 2012

School Year Resolutions

I am linking up with Amanda from Teaching Maddeness. I never make new year resolutions because I always have too many and when that is the case, it never works out. I thought this was a good idea because I have been thinking of what I want to do differently this year. So here are my resolutions.

#1 I started this blog, to hopefully not just sit untouched, so my students and their families could see what is happening in the classroom. My goal is to post regularly, which to me is at least twice a week. This requires to take pictures of what is happening and actually do something with those pictures instead of leaving them in my camera.

#2 I have never been really good with small groups with the dictated programs we have to use. There just never seems to be the time. I have learned so much in the past two years as the Intervention Coordinator, who only worked and planned for small groups, that I can do it within my classroom.

#3  and the 12 years I have been teaching at a low performing school there has been such a push in our district to teach more Language Arts and Math and leave practically everything else to the wayside. We are to teach LA for 3.5 hours and Math for a 1 hour. While I will teach what I have too, Science and Social Studies, PE and ART will be evident this year. I feel so bad that we push push push and leave out all the "fun stuff". We have an awesome Science program and I will be doing it ALOT!

I do have more I could say but for reality's sake I am going to focus on these 3 resolutions. 

Whats Yours?



  1. Thanks for linking up Stephanie! I love that you're going to incorporate the "fun stuff" this year...maybe integrating science and ss into reading and math could help? I hate when those mandates come down! Here's hoping you have a wonderful year!

    Teaching Maddeness