I probably shed more tears this week than the entire school year put together. It's been rough.
But, I'm better now.
Change is good.
Speaking of change.....I've got some B.I.G. news to share.
My fourth grade team is going to departmentalize next year!
Do you departmentalize? I have taught this way before and LOVE it. You can focus on one subject area and perfect it!
So, guess what I'll be teaching?
I will teach three 90-minute classes of math. One of those classes will be my own homeroom.
This is something I wanted. BADLY.
It's probably fitting that I just saw this on my Blogger dashboard:
Wow! Over 10,000 page views for my math stations blog post. I just can't believe that. I guess it's a good thing that people find my posts about math interesting, because I'll probably be blogging a lot more about it next year since that's all I will be doing.
Hopefully, I can think of other things to say.
Oh wait, there's always a funny story to tell, right?
With me, usually.
I've been creating a lot lately to get my classroom ready for a math only curriculum which I will be sharing with you soon. First up, labels for all of my math tubs!
I fell in love with these pins this school year and have been accumulating several items already to get this style going in my room:
These are all from School Girl Style. I know you know her already. She's so creative!
The first picture is from her "Polka Dots and Daisies" collection. Don't you wish you could have that nice comfy white chair in your classroom? Wait.....are you out of your mind? A white chair???? The idea is beautiful, though.
The second two pictures are from her "Bird Theme" collection. Those look more realistic in the real world, don't they?
I'm actually doing somewhat of a combination of the two but with pinks, lime greens and teal blue accents. I'm so excited.
First, I'll get the room organized and decorated in my head and then in reality in the classroom. The good news is that I can get into my building this summer! I haven't been able to do that in over 10 years! It made the end of this school year less stressful (which is good, because I was already a total wreck).
Today was officially my last day :)
Now, off to enjoy one of these by the pool.
How many days do you have left until you can join me?