Even on Friday, and school was OVER, we had a massive fight to just cap off the year. I was in the office as the aftermath of the fight came rolling in and it was not pretty.
My assignment change and classroom move are official. I'll post the pictures of my new room - it's a M.E.S.S.... That's a whole post on it's own.
On the happier side - I'll be back to 7th grade Language Arts next year. My heart, while sad with leaving my computer lab, is very happy to be back in a Language Arts setting.
Here's my list:
1. Interactive Student Notebooks
Miss OCD, our non-blogger friend and I have been discussing how to do these for next year. We're all pretty excited about them. If you follow me on Pinterest, you'll see that I've been pinning a lot of Interactive Student Notebook ideas. It will probably be another post I'll make over the summer - I've got a lot of ideas. I love foldables and I've been making my students take notes (with COLOR) for awhile, so it seems like a good road to travel down.
2. Read Class Novels
I've always wanted to teach Language Arts with more novels. My students hardly ever read full novels with our textbook series, I think it will be a great challenge for me (and my students!) I have one project posted over at Donors Choose and I'm hoping for some success there. I want my students to read the Hunger Games this year because it's such a good novel to foster classroom discussions.
3. Create a Clean, Engaging Classroom Environment
My new room is a total mess. It probably hasn't been cleaned since 2000. (I'm not joking.) Apparently, the old teacher never even put bulletin board paper up. Yes. I'll wait for you to gasp in horror of the thought of a completely white, dull, classroom.
4. Updated the Bulletin Boards
So, along that vein... That room needs bulletin boards with fun anchor charts. I love all the anchor charts up on Pinterest, so I'll be taking some ideas and working with that.
I think I'll be busy making a lot of different Language Arts items all summer preparing for my next year, I'm really excited about it.