First off, my school hasn't fallen to pieces since we have taken on the "new" reading program. New to us since the rest of the district was using it long before we had to. I can't say we have wonderful morale either. I'm so not a fan of it but I try my best to adjust and not gripe too much.
I call the program "Success for Some" so it might give you a hint of what program I'm talking about. When I started teaching in 2000 I taught it and knew that it didn't allow for differentiation.
Reading hasn't been too exciting for the students and I think we won't be having a Reading Week this year. I'm going to try and do some fun reading things with my homeroom class.
I followed a tutorial that I found on how to recycle an old pair of jeans to make it.
I'm pondering if I should make a change from second grade to kindergarten. When I taught it I loved it but I don't know if it would be either all day or a more traditional A.M./P.M. since it hasn't been decided yet. I would either have 25 students in the all day kinder or 50 total in the AM/PM classes. I only had 20 at a time when I did it. Also kinder basically teaches the above mentioned reading program all day unlike the 90 minutes that I teach it at my current grade level.
As for my little home, we have been doing great and loving how my son has come along way from being diagnosed with Autism. We have our ups and downs but life is good. We went to an Easter event yesterday and he did great.
Our super dog continues to try and keep up with him.
Sorry if I have rambled on and on.
I will be back with how I'll be using Picturing Writing: Fostering Literacy Through Art. I received a grant from Donors Choose.org and I'll be using the those materials to get my students to use writing and art together. Also, I'll be giving a bit of information on Autism and my experience since awareness month starts tomorrow.