Saturday, July 28, 2012

Jitters: Blog Hop

This is a fantastic Blog Hop. It's fantastic because a few weeks ago I had my first scary back to school dream. Each summer I have a dream about my future class. In this class there is always that one kid that won't matter what. There's no consequence or reward great enough to get this child to listen to me. In the dream I stay calm and I try and try...but nothing works. Luckily, though I've had some definite challenges, this kid is still fictional to me.

Well, Ashley over at Fierce in Fourth has a blog hop over Jitters! This also goes perfectly with the book

3 Things that I'm jittery about:
1. I want to implement Daily 5 into my classroom. Due to when I started teaching I saw parts of Four Block and Six-Traits...but never fully implemented them into what I did. I also learn by I have the Daily 5 book but I really wish I could see it in practice. I'm going to read the book and we'll see what happens. #Jittery

2. My kiddos. I'm always nervous about the first day of school...I guess kinda like one of the kids. I also plan a lot but am worried about keeping them engaged on the first day. #ALittleJittery

3. Open House! Like I mentioned in another post...I school is doing an Open House/Meet the Teacher night the night before school!!! I'm excited about this but not only will I be meeting 20 firsties (many for the first time) but I'll be meeting their parents, too. Normally we do an Open House a few weeks after school starts and I've had a little time to get to know the kiddos and I can greet them when they walk in THEN I talk to their parents. #QuiteJittery

What are your Jitters??

6 Replies:

Anonymous said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog! I love the name of you blog - too cute!

I love, love, love the Daily Five. I usually do only 4 - read to self, read to someone, listen to reading and work on words. This year I'm going to try to add the writing in as well since it's been such a big push in our state.

carriebeez said...

Thanks for stopping by & saying hi!
I've watched Naptown play a few times...they are some pretty rad women. Balance is overrated; you should totally see if they have a rec league. The world must see D. Tension skate! We all know teachers have a lot of aggression....

Carrie :)

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meadowt said...

I just found your blog,it is so cute. The name is adorable. I am your newest follower. I would love for you to stop by my blog if you get a chance.

Ms. Feuerstack said...

Hi, I am one of your newest followers and I have nominated you for an award. You can check it out at Fun and Learning in First.

Heather said...

I'm totally going to join this blog hop because I am jittery about a lot of things. We also do Open House the night before school (actually 2 nights before school now, yikes!) and now that I am used to it I love it. One of the things I do is hand out all of the paperwork that has to be signed so I can hand it straight to parents and not bother my little ones with it. Also we get transportation all straightened out before school even begins. It takes a lot of stress off the first morning!
One other thing my school started doing last year was meeting with parents for a conference before school starts. I have to do this all on my own time, but it is super valuable. I already know so much about my families! It's been an awesome experience!
Jittery still? Yes! But I guess we're all in this together! ~Heather

Margaret said...

Let me know how it goes with implementing the Daily 5! I just got the book for my Kindle and am looking into it!

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