I found a fun linky party hosted by Kim at Joy In 6th.
It's her first ever linky party and it sure is a great one!
The theme is all about reflection and what will you do differently next year. This is a very important area to focus on and I am so glad I stumbled upon this linky.
Here is my list of changes I plan on making next year...
First and foremost. Organization is a down fall of mine. I get all the necessary supplies to be organized, and have every intention of being organized. However, by the end of the first week, every organizational technique I implemented is long forgotten. I can honestly say I have never used a planner an entire year in my life. It is usually gone before September even ends. This fall, however, I am determined to make a change. I made a huge investment in organization today. I knew that the ugly old green teacher planner would not make me want to stay organized on lesson planning. Yet, this fall keeping track of the planning will be critical. I splurged on an Erin Condren teacher planner today hoping that the adorable quotes and bright cheery colors will make this planner last. I have to make every last cent that I spent on this planner count! I will be sure to keep you all updated on this come September!
This year I got to see in action just how much more meaningful a lesson is for children when it is tailored to their interests. I plan on taking more cues from their interests and adapting my plans to still meet the curriculum yet make it a lesson they will never forget!
I have been creating lessons with the CCSS my entire college experience. However, it has been at surface level. I am planning on really digging deeper into the Common Core and making the most out of it. In addition, assessment will be key to keep track of progress. I plan on tackling this challenge head on and really using the results in a meaningful way.
This is an area that I have really been trying to work on. These children blow me away each day with the knowledge they possess. They are very capable of much more higher thinking than I was giving them credit for and I plan on incorporating this with every chance I get.
This fall will be my first real deal all day every day hands on experience in the classroom. While I will be very busy, I want to soak up every last second. I want to make the most of the entire year and have fun in the classroom. It can be a very stressful experience but I want to really enjoy the experience because it is sure to be one I will never forget!
Well that's it folks! A list that I am determined to abide by next year. What changes do you plan on making next year? Be sure to link up and share! Thanks so much for hosting Kim!