Well, I am totally excited about the 3 day weekend! It is something that I definitely need! I am currently working on a St. Patrick's Day activity packet for my TPT store, among other things. I'm so excited to be able to do something like this, because I think that it gives me a better connection than I have ever had in planning.
When I first began in teaching, I think I got caught up in planning activities, but then I realized one day that I needed to plan what I wanted my students to learn, and how they would learn it. If you are not careful, you can think that by completing activities, students are learning. This is not always the case.
I am also planning to dig into the common core, because Alabama is supposed to adopt this next school year, and I definitely want to be ready. I really like how the skills are laid out, and I think it is great! I also want to learn more about The Daily Five, which I keep hearing about ALL over the web, but it is not something that we use. I would definitely like to know more about it.
So, I have a few questions: What are your thoughts on the common core? Are you currently using The Daily Five in your classroom? How does it work for you?
Until next time!!