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Reorganizing my day..again..& a FREEBIE!

  I feel like every day is DAY 1.
Something new starts every day.
I am BTS.
New school year, new bunch of kiddos…
Good group! Ready to learn!
Back to School night …DONE! Really good turn out too!
So..I am REorganizing my day..again.
I need to get them reading.
Guided reading at the table with me.
BUT…
WHAT ARE THE OTHER KIDS DOING???
Here are my lesson plans wish list from June :
Not too much …just enough…
Today???   WOW!
Things got a LITTLE busier!
WOWZA!
Every Minute of EVERY day is taken up!
Whew!
 Gotta make sure I have my running shoes on!
So..as I “CHANGE” again..
I am changing the way my kiddos do centers.
I don’t want to STOP my reading table to MOVE kids to another center.
I am doing
MUST DO’s & May DO’s.
( You must do these…before you can do those!)
Today, I made ICON pictures of our REAL items for MUST DO’s.
As I put their MUST DO list on the doc camera…now I have pictures to go with them!
Maybe foster a LITTLE INDEPENDENCE!
I need to read at the table!
(Helping them gain some independence while managing their time.)
So ..I  may be changing up things again!
Who knows!
If it helps us have more GUIDED READING TIME…I’m IN!
Here is a freebie for YOU to help gain some much needed
GUIDED READING TIME!
(Click on pic)
If you like this FREEBIE…
The ENTIRE Packet is available in my TPT store!
Click on Picture to check it out! 🙂

It’s ALMOST here..Not Christmas…BTS

Are YOU ready?
Are your own kiddos ready?
Is your classrrom ready?
Sort of.
Well, Yes…sort of.
Writing Center folders are DONE!
( Kids will color & glue on covers….make them their OWN!)
Construction paper sorted & crated ( LOVE THIS!)
 CHECK!
(RAH…READ  AT  HOME  books leveled & sorted..More on these later)
CHECK!
Word Word  &  Fluency  Centers..ready!
(Details later…after kiddos get a chance to DIVE IN!)
CHECK!
And classroom  LIBRARIES
 ( YES..I said LIBRARIES..plural)   are ready!
(  Green  baskets  are leveled library ..bottom  tubs  are  AR   books )
ANOTHER classroom library by themes..on the other side of the room.
CHECK!
BUT…well…I am ready…sort of.
LESSON PLANS!   UGH!
The first week is so…..FLUID!
It’s so  “mixed up”!
I don’t know if I will be teaching reading, writer’s workshop,etc
I HOPE SO..BUT..it depends!
Will they get the rules?
Will they understand the procedures?
WILL I MAKE IT TO RECESS????
(Breathe)  OK….I will make it ( NO COFFEE )…
but..
LESSON PLANS!
OK  OK   I got that! 🙂
 Lesson Plan book..AM  left..PM  right  (  PM  is after  lunch )
I make the frame in PowerPoint ( anything that USUALLY doesn’t change).
ELD,Calendar,  Reading, Guided Reading, Partner Reading,
WHOLE CLASS ( We use CA Treasures)
Spelling, Phonics, Centers…..WHEW!
Then..LUNCH!
 FINALLY!
Read to Self, SPECIALS 🙂 , Math, Guided Math,
 Social Studies, Science, Author’s Chair, DISMISS!
WOW!  What a Great  Day! 🙂
Here’s my REAL one…pencil scratch…gotta be FLEXIBLE!
OK…I think I’m ready!
SORT OF! 🙂
Enjoy the end of YOUR SUMMER!
Get ready..SORT OF!  🙂
Are YOU ready?