Starting off the Year

I took a huge leap of faith in May and decided not to return to my previous school and district. I spent the summer working on finding a new home. At the beginning of the week (after a driving though a thunderstorm which caused my interview to be in the dark) I started in a rural school district about an hours drive from my home. I'm still working K-5 special education but I'm leaving behind mild/moderate with inclusion for working with everything under the sun plus inclusion.

That being said, I've been working on a new questioning packet for 1st to 3rd. Each page has a short paragraph that students will use to answer five or six questions that include who, what, where, how, and when. Athe whole packet is working on literal comprehension answering. I've been pushing my students to answer questions both oral or written in a complete sentence. No, answering in one or two words.

Back to moving and starting over. First things first--breathe. I stored all my previous classroom items which one would think would be easy to find again but I still can't find a couple of things. I'll have to pull things apart this weekend and find them.
 As you can see I had my work cut out for me at the beginning of the week. As the week went one after reading the IEPs, I knew what needed to be done.  The only board missing is one for targets. I'm planning to pull all the items I need to make the board this weekend, so I can put it up on Monday.

 I share the details once I have it together.  I have a "How to" board for my flow maps anchor charts and I'm not sure what the board on the North side of my room will become.  Some fine tuning this next week but it will be ready for students the week after.

 Have a great weekend with much needed rest!


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Welcome to my all thing special education blog. I'm Ms. Whiteley. I teach in the beautiful Mile High state--Colorado. This is my 13th year teaching in an rural K-6 Elementary school as a Exceptional Needs Teachers. As Exceptional Needs National Board Certified Teacher, I believe that ALL students can learn and be successful. When I'm not in school, I love to take my two Italian Greyhounds hiking 14ers and reaching for the stars. Thanks for Hopping By.

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