Monday, August 8, 2011

Top 3 Linky Party

Simply 2nd Resources is hosting a Top 3 Linky Party.  What are the top 3 things that I want to work on this year?  I'm not sure I could stop at 3!  But here goes...

1.  Guided Math - My district decided not to go with a math program last year and it was disastrous.  Although, I do agree that what we had was not meeting the state standards and a change was necessary.  The difficult part was that we were given the standards and a timeline that was mandatory...that's it.  While we all made it through, I decided that it was not good enough so I read Debbie Diller's Math Work Stations.  What an awesome read!  I knew it was exactly what I needed and I hope that I can make it work for the students AND for my sanity!
Math Work Stations: Independent Learning You Can Count On, K-2

2. Technology - I was fortunate enough to obtain an old SmartBoard.  I don't care care how old it is, I'm just SOOO happy to have one!  I took a SmartBoard class this summer and I can't wait to use the lessons I've both purchased and created.  The Smart Lesson Stop has wonderful lessons.

3.  Morning Meeting - Never did it but I have been inspired by Christina Bainbridge and really want to give it a try.  Check out her site for more information.  She's a fantastically organized teacher!


  1. I found your blog through the linky party. Another great site for Smartboard lessons is Lesson Plan Exchange...

  2. Love it! Thanks for linking up! Good luck this year.

    Simply 2nd Resources