Resolution 1: Devote more energy/time/love to writing! This has never been a very strong subject for me but I started focusing my time on it last year during my small groups. I want to continue my learning! I think this will actually be a very easy resolution to accomplish since our grade level is departmentalizing. Maria's class will focus primarily on writing. We will co-teach to support the writing of our firsties. I am so excited to be co-teaching writing!
Resolution 2: Consistently completing running records for each student. For some reason, time for running records has always been a struggle for me. Over the last few years, I have improved with my management techniques: using labels, organizing them in a binder, devoting time each day to them....I have lacked on making sure that I am keeping track of each student's progress through running records. Karen and I will be co-teaching reading this year. We have our running record plan in place and I look forward to meeting this goal!
Resolution 3: I WILL balance all of the changes within my school. Our grade level is making many changes this year: departmentalizing, leveling, co-teaching, using the literacy collaborative framework, implementing common core standards...hmmm...I know there is more. I am thrilled, scared, nervous...and determined to make it all run smoothly and well!
I know my resolution list could go on and on and on and on...what are your resolutions this year?