Sunday, June 5, 2011


We are finally out for the summer. I have a to do list a mile long and we are dealing with rainy weather but I'm so excited to start my summer.

I brought my rolling cart home with many things I need to work on.

1. New science materials, National Geographic. Is anyone else using these materials?

2. Common Core Math Standards. Something new and so I have to dive into our Expressions math materials and see where I need to fill in the gaps.

3. Common Core Standards in Language Arts and in Writing. I need to see what I already have, need to create or purchase.

4. The wonderful Daily 5. I want to use it along with our reading program. I have been putting it off for a couple years since I did SFA last year and they were going to go to SFA at this school. But with no money we will keep what we have and I can try the Daily 5.

5. Whole Brain Teaching- I tried a few of the components this year and I would like to start it from the very beginning.

6. Rearrange my classroom. I have a huge class but I'm not happy with the arrangement.

Besides doing all this great planning I need to finish my masters. I'm also glad I have some time to blog.


  1. We have Expressions too and we are also starting Common Core in Math and Language Arts this year. Would love to work with you on this. I live in WV.
    Tammy Daniels

  2. Happy Summer Vacation, Lorena! We are still in for a few weeks (blah) but I am happy for you!! Sounds like you have a lot of wonderful things planned, good luck, enjoy, and have fun!