Something new you are thrilled to try this year...

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  1. Ms.Jasztal

    Ms.Jasztal Maven

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    Well, I have a few somethings...
    1. I cannot wait to do Singapore Math.
    2. I am finally going to use my Minded crate as originally intended-- as a challenge crate for when students are done with work.
    3. I am excited about novel studies. Last year, fifth graders read The Hobbit and one of my absolute favorites, A Wrinkle in Time. I am VERY excited to implement novel studies and seeing how my students analyze them.
    4. I am going to be writing a math challenge set of word problems I cannot wait to use.

    I cannot wait!! This will be a really awesome year. How about you? :cool:
     
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  3. Sm2teach

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    I want to use interactive notebooks this year.
     
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    Doing a better job of teaching reading and writing standards through much much more time on authentic writing activities.
     
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    Interactive Notebooks!
     
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    What is a minded crate?

    I'm excited to try different ways to use iPads to facilitate learning.
     
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    Staying on top of things because I'll only be working 1 job. :woot:

    Teaching wise, implementing strategies from The Book Whisperer.
     
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    I'm going from Pre-K SPE to HS SPE! Woohooo!!
     
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    I have mixed feelings about this year so I'm trying to just convince myself that its going to be alright.

    In any case, in a couple of weeks I can pick up my district issue iPad. It'll be great to have an extra one in the classroom. It was tough when I only had my own to share with 70 students. I know it'll make things better for additional resource to use. I do look forward to using it in many ways for reading and la.
     
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    I received a Smartboard in April. I'm looking forward to hitting the ground running in September with it.
     
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    We've already started (tomorrow is day 5), but I am doing Morning Meetings this year, and I already feel like it's making my classroom community much stronger than years prior.
     
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    1. I'm fully implementing Daily 5 this year in ELA and math. I'm really excited!

    2. I'm moving into a brand new classroom in a brand new school building with a brand new interactive whiteboard. I'm very excited about all of that!! :) We didn't have interactive whiteboards last year.
     
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    1. I'm excited that I have transferred to a new school. The student population is very diverse.
    2. I will be full kindergarten and not prek/k.
    3. This year I want to do more donors choose technology projects. I was nervous because they are expensive and take longer to fund... but I think it will be really good for my students.
    4. I'm excited about positive change. Meeting and getting to know new students and families.
     
  14. Ms.Jasztal

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    The Minded Crate includes 71 options for enrichment for when kids are done with work. :)

    As for iPads... :) They are phenomenal to use in the classroom, and I started interactive notebooks in reading last year, which was beneficial!
     
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    I loved my old team, but they had a lot of big projects, and so it limited what I could come up with on my own.

    My new team is very much... "do whatever you want," so I'm excited to spread my wings and plan my own units/themes/projects.

    One thing I've always wanted to do is a class newspaper. So excited to give it a go!
     
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    Simplifying! :) Everything is new to me at this school-curriculum, smart board, ect. So I'm working on stripping away a lot of the fluff I use to add and going deeper into the heart of our standards.
     

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