Is this mic on?
Anyone out there?
Friends, it has been a MINUTE!! The end of the school year was, as always, bonkers. The first two weeks of summer was double bonkers!! And now, I am working through the second week of summer school! (It’s half over!! Can you even?!?)
I have just about eleventy million things to share with you… but I’m going to try to narrow that down to just the most important!!
So, my job is changing. Next year, I will be the 7th grade intervention teacher. I cannot even BEGIN to tell you how excited I am for this. The kids who are smack dab “in the middle” and would benefit immensely from smaller group instruction and a bit more scaffolding/support have always been my favorite students. I just have such a soft spot for them and often feel that they can get “lost” in the big setting among all the brilliant kids, those with IEPs, those with behavior plans… do you feel me?!?! Anyway, I can’t wait for the school year to begin and get started on this new adventure.
One aspect of this job change is that I need to move classrooms. If you follow me on Instagram or Facebook then you might have seen that I’ve teamed up with a good friend of mine, fellow teacher and amazing artist, Tim Smith, to create some custom art work for my room. My new space will be designed around these incredible pieces of art and I’m so stoked to start decorating!
Tim and I will be giving away a set of prints of these designs early in August, so make sure that you are following both of us on social media so that you don’t miss out on your chance to win!
Summer School – Week One Lesson Plans
So last year, I had a boxed curriculum that I had to use for summer school. It wasn’t bad, but I couldn’t share the lesson plans because they weren’t mine. But this year, I was free to do whatever I wanted, and so I’m back with my FREE plans. I’m focusing on parts of speech, using commas, figurative language, and writing poetry. All of these kids qualified to be in my class next year, so we definitely have some skill deficits to make up. Also, I wanted to do some writing, but in a totally non-threatening, low-stakes way, and so poetry it is!! So far, so good!!
I’ve got my first week of lesson plans, along with all the resources that I created to teach them, up for FREE on in my store.
We had an awesome first week…
I hope you are soaking up every second of summer. Now is a time to relax and recharge. You deserve it!!