Hey everyone! I am sooo glad it's the weekend. I finished my first full week of school this week and it's been a whirwind! Some things good and bad. I do love the class. We are officially at 26 little ones and we dropped from 32 so this is a much more managable number. :)
They are still getting the hang of everything and I have to say, they are learning quickly. Our mornings start off fairly quiet and peaceful as they know to come in and start their morning work without interruptions. I like to pull worksheets off of themailbox.com. (Great resource!)
One thing I have to say I'm pretty nervous about is next week. We are starting our morning routine of pulling our guided reading groups and starting centers similar to debbie diller's. The groups, I'm not worried about as we do Jan Richardson's guided reading model, but these centers are scaring me already. I'm not sure how they are going to handle them and when I student taught, the teacher had normal kindergarten centers that changed every week..ex. math, science, word work, etc. These centers will be constant and I hope the students can behave themselves. Not only that, but I haven't looked into the model yet of debbie diller. I'm a little dissapointed that all summer I made really cute file folder math centers and independent activites and then realized, only 1 child can do it at a time and that's no good. :/ Does anyone else out there do debbie diller literacy centers?? I'd love your help and advice! :)
PS. I noticed how close to 200 I am getting! :D I will hopefully be planning a giveaway soon!