It finally feels like summer! This is the time of year that reminds me how awesome it is to have a job I love with some fabulous perks.
Summer isn't all fun and games though... now it's time to think about what worked and didn't work in 2013-2014.
What worked... the addition of Edmodo in my classroom! Between using the communities to get ideas and using the apps to help my classroom work more efficiently, it is a wonderful resource that I will continue to use!
Vocabulary practice with cram.com also worked very well, so I will continue with that next year. I will be using this summer to update some of my vocab lists (if I can get my hands on our new unit plans).
What I want to change: More Close Reading and making my kids accountable for their own progress on weekly assessments.
That being said, the 2014-2015 school year will include more Close Reading strategies and Self Monitoring strategies for our weekly assessments. If you would like to do the same, read more and click on the links below for ideas!
I'm an Instructional Coach at Daniel Island School in Berkeley County South Carolina and a Google Certified Trainer.