Meanwhile my poor classroom looked exactly like this . . .
I have just about a week before welcoming my new firsties and their parents. Hopefully I've got a good start and will not feel too pushed as time gets closer.
Since it's a new year and a fresh start, I have some new goals. (I try not to set too many, so that I'm not overwhelmed and give up.)
My goals this year are:Begin using literacy centers during my Daily Five time.
Have my students read more decodable texts that do not have picture support.
Incorporate Wilson Fundations (focusing on my struggling readers during small group).
Go to bed on time (a left over New Year's resolution that I've not managed to accomplish).
Fingers crossed that these goals are doable. If I have any aha moments as I work toward meeting them, I'll be sure to report back.