I'm joining Ms. M's Blog for a linky to see four things teachers are going to try new in their classroom for the upcoming school year. I always love seeing what other teachers are doing or plan to do.
Here are the 4 things I will try out for the first time this year.
1. I am not going to give spelling tests or spelling lists. I am going to teach spelling within our reading and writing lessons. I am excited about this because I have heard so many times from parents and students we didn't read/study because we were studying for the spelling test. Then after the test students still could not spell the words.
2. I am changing my theme to zebra, pink, and lime green. I've been creating, searching, and painting little my heart out.
3. My teammates are changing again, as well as losing the other reading teacher in 5th and 6th grade. Which means I will have 30 students in each class and I'm the inclusion teacher. An inclusion teacher teaches everyone IEP, 504, gifted, and regular ed all in one room.
4. I am the cheer coach for the JV and Varsity squad. This will be a big change in my school and personal life. I've already spent a lot of my summer with tryouts, camp, practices, and fundraisers. I can only imagine how the school year will be.
Now it is your turn. Share 4 things your going to try for the first time in your class this coming school year.
You don't have to be a teacher to participate either. Don't have a class? What are 4 new things your going to try in life?