New year. New semester. New ideas!
Here's what I have planned for my students and I as we wrap up the school year:
To promote my classroom literacy, I've also decided to include DEAR time in our weekly schedule. I want to literally drop everything and read for 15-20 minutes whenever the mood strikes. My students have personal reading goals to achieve, and I have a seemingly never-ending list of books to peruse. Needless to say, we will all benefit from the DEAR time.
Besides the plans to keep 2nd semester instruction off life-support, I also sketched out a redesign for our classroom's layout. I plan to continue our flexible seating program, thanks to the reassuring feedback I got from my students pre-break. Adding some new choice seats and reconfiguring the other seating options will change the scene and liven up our learning space.
The winter break ends in 48 hours, but with all of these new plans, I'm ready to return to class tomorrow! I hope my students will enjoy and benefit from what I have in store for our 2nd semester together.
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