Sunday, September 1, 2013

The First Week of School

The first week of school was very exciting. This year I am teaching gifted classes and I am also the literacy coach which keeps me pretty busy. In addition to going to college and working on my own side  projects. I am really enjoying my new students though. They are so funny and great listeners! Every year the first few weeks of school are difficult for me. I am afraid that I have forgot how to teach over the summer. I know it sounds crazy, but I feel like I just worry that my lessons will be too short and that I will have nothing to do. I know this is not true because I am actually better on my feet, but sometimes fear isn't very realistic.

I am loving being the literacy coach so far. I enjoy being able to help teachers and give them things that they need. This week, I have been pulling grade levels to teach the students about The Habits of Mind and positive social skills. I know that my students love the HOB and are really taking them seriously. I really want to make sure  I am effective in my role as literacy coach so I would love to hear from all the teacher out there. What things do your lit coaches do that have really helped you? What things do you wish your lit coaches would do to help you with your job? What areas of instruction do you think teachers would like more PD in?

Last but not least, next week I am going to be hosting an Erin Condren giveaway! I know, I know control your excitement! Her stuff rocks! Don't forget to visit my blog Saturday to see how you can enter to win!

Here's a sneak peak at some of Erin's wonderful products

Don't forget I have a awesome giveaway going on right now, if you are not already entered please do so by the 7th. Enjoy the rest of your long weekend!


1 comment:

  1. I have been teaching 4th grade for 15 years and I always say, "I hope I remember how to teach" right before school starts. It is good to know that I am not alone. Your blog is so pretty! Look forward to following you.