Okay folks...so the list came out and...(drumroll)...kindergarten it is! So, after a fabulous grade level discussion at lunch the planning is on! It is amazing how much more relaxed I feel knowing ahead of time what I'm doing next year! Of course, I don't want to jinx myself--last minute changes are not out of the question--but, I'm planning for K full steam ahead!
Our handwriting books are being ordered from print services, as well as morning work for the first half of the year, ReadWell unit copies, and first day parent info packets. The summer will be a great time for assembling poetry/song journals, writing folders, portfolios, and readying things like desk tags. I'm still up in the air on my theme...probably no big changes there. We'll see. I like my "garden-y" theme complete with benches, picket fences, flowers, bees, frogs, butterflies, etc. Easier to keep it and freshen it up.
I will definitely be revamping my library and listening center. I want to have all of my word work activities pre-prepped and organized as well. Hopefully, I will have many more integrated units ready to go this year to...with enough fore-thought finally to jive it with ReadWell and MathConnects as much as possible!
And my biggest I HOPE I CAN DO THIS OVER THE SUMMER item is a Daily 5 Kindergarten conference. Wish me luck...I'm hunting one down asap!