I changed a LOT of my routines and expectations after a wiiiiiiiiiild first year. This year went much more smoothly, and since we are winding down, I'm already planning for next year. I will be going from teaching fourth grade self-contained (all subjects, not special ed) to teaching 4th, 5th and 6th grade Reading. Our Reading curriculum is... complicated, to say the least. This summer I am going to try to figure out a way to make it more routine (and hopefully easier on me!) Have you thought of what you may want to change for next year? Did you try something new and it really worked? Share with the class, please!