Friday, July 29, 2011

Gearing up for the new school year!

As the new school year quickly approaches, I am filled with excitement and new ideas. I will start setting my new room up next week and I have thought of so many new ideas. Each classroom in my school must have a theme, and I have decided on a gum ball theme. My door will say Wel-GUM to Pre-K and as I was sitting here brainstorming other ways to incorporate gum balls I started thinking about a variation for the scoreboard. I am going to make a gum ball machine out of paper and we will set a goal of how many gum balls we want to receive by the end of the day. When the class gets a smiley I will add a gum ball and when they receive a frowny I will remove a gum ball. I absolutely love the beginning of the year and thinking of new ideas to use in my classroom. I can not wait to get back in town to go and start working (it doesn't really seem like work when I am having so much fun)!

Sunday, July 24, 2011

Goodbye Kindergarten...Hello Pre-K

Goodbye Bartlesville Public Schools...Hello Oologah-Talala Public Schools. Yesterday I took a new job in Oologah teaching pre-k instead of kindergarten. I am so excited about my new school and I can not wait for school to begin. It is going to be so fun (and a challenge) to see what WBT will look like in a pre-k classroom. The school uses a book called the Daily 5 and I am excited to see how it blend with WBT...I know that it will since WBT enhances everything.