It's time! It's time!! It's finally here! This has been a wonderful summer but also the longest summer ever... Not starting until after Labor Day really drags things out. Some of you have been in school for a month already! What?! But it's finally here and I am so excited. Not only is it going to be a great year but I am actually going to start blogging again. I know I've said this a few times over the last 9 months, but now my heart actually feels like it's in it :-) So, to start things off right, I'm linking up with the fabulous Deedee Wills from Mrs. Wills Kindergarten for a Peek at my Week!
I'm hoping it will be a great 4 days! We are starting slow this year, which will be good. We have a new schedule this year, which I am actually loving! The kids stay in our room for 2 hours before leaving. In the past, they were there for 30 minutes and then went to specials. The day will be split up nicely- calendar, literacy block (readers workshop and guided reading), lunch, recess, phonics, writer's workshop, specials, snack, math, and then play!
I'm using what they are calling I/E (interventions and enrichment) for Phonics at this point. It might stay that way all year. We usually don't do I/E in kindergarten so hoping this will work. We are continuing to use the Fountas and Pinnell book Phonics Lessons for this.
It's so wonderful! We got it half way through last year and I fell in love. Such great lessons that are easy to put together and really make a difference. I'm so glad we are starting out at the beginning with it.
And this year one of my teammates is putting together Writing plans for us. I usually start off the year a little different, but I am sticking to her plans because I know they will be fabulous and we will actually get into writing next week. YAY!
This is what it looks like this week:
Hope your year either starts off good or is going nice and smooth if you already started. Happy Teaching!