Next school year, I am DEFINITELY....

I am joining Kim for her first linking party over at Joy in 6th Grade!  This is such a great idea!  We are to list things we will DEFINITELY do next year.

1. I have LOVED Collaboration Cuties and Jivey's Mentor Text post so much that this is one new thing I am going to implement next year.  The best part is being able to refer back to their post for a starting point and reference but they have already given me a ton of ideas on what text to use and how to use them.  I am so set on implementing this I have already purchased Jivey's Mentor Text pack.

2. I have been wanting to change up my math instruction to allow for a spiral review, and what better way than with Math Workshop.  I have been pinning and reading several blog post for ideas and inspiration.

3. This year has been a difficult one, and that is putting it nicely!  Next year I am going to remind myself to just breathe through the headaches and frustrations.  The upcoming 4th graders are not a "rough" bunch so I am looking forward to a year where I can relax and enjoy teaching again.

Testing starts tomorrow for us, FINALLY!  Prayer will be in school these days while I walk around and monitor my students, I will be praying they stay focused and making smart decisions :)


  1. Good luck to you and your students on your testing. Enjoy the remaining days of the school year.

    The Teacher's Desk 6

  2. I'll pray for you and your kiddos, too. Good luck!

    Last year, I had a "bunch". This year, I was able to breathe and teach again. It was such an awesome year! I hope that happens for you, too.


  3. I am wanting to work on trying math workshops next year too! There are so many great blog posts out there on the topic...hopefully that can help get us started!

  4. Best wishes to you and your kiddos tomorrow. They will do just fine. Also, I totally get the whole breathe next year. This has been one of my trying years and it was more personal than anything. Here's a BIG SQQEEEEEZZZEE To you!!!!!


  5. I know your kids will do great with a wonderful teacher like you!! :) Thanks so much for the shout-out! I'll be creating more Mentor Sentences this summer! :)
    ideas by jivey

  6. I'm going to be trying math workshop next year too. I think a lot of us are going to be sharing our experiences with it next year!

    Hunter's Tales from Teaching

  7. Love that you mentioned prayer Jess...we can always pray silently for our sweet students can't we? xoxo
    Traditions, Laughter and Happily Ever After

  8. Great list of things to do next year...and I know you will accomplish all of them :)

    Mind Sparks

  9. I LOVE my math workshop. I jumped into it in October (literally, I just started one day because I heard that we might be switching kids for me and I wanted to keep mine sooo...). I would definitely recommend reading Guided Math-it's been a huge help to me this year! Good luck!

    :) Kaitlyn
    Smiles and Sunshine

  10. I have been wanting to try math workshop ever since I have seen blog posts and pins on Pinterest about it! I just finished up my first year of teaching and our district adopted a brand new curriculum so this first year was not the year for me to start it up! But I am definitely going to try and start it this next year as well! :) I am your newest follower and new to the blogging world. I would love for you to take a look at my blog and follow me as well! :)

    Adventures in Room 204


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