I haven't been blogging this week because I have been at New Teacher Orientation - 3 days of curriculum training (Holt Literature), classroom management, and cooperative learning sessions. I've left feeling rather overwhelmed, in good and not-go-great ways...
Good: Lots of resources, lots of best-practices, and lots of support
Not-So-Great : LOTS of information to process, lots more to do than I thought!
At night I haven't had the energy to venture into blogland...I've tried to give myself a "break" from teacher blogs at night...as much as I truly LOVE browsing I needed to recharge...I've been watching Parks and Rec which always makes me laugh :)
Without further ado, here are my Five for Friday thoughts...
I am linking up with Doodle Bugs Teaching!
I made these not only because I wanted posters to match my classroom color scheme (yay neon!), but because I wanted to have the mentor texts on each poster be an appropriate level for middle school students. I have seen some adorable posters out there, but examples with Junie B. Jones and Magic Treehouse are a little young for my 7th graders! I can't wait to print these out, laminate them (of course!), and hang them above my classroom library.
Click on the picture to purchase these from my TpT store.
If you'd like my "Genre" definition poster, it is available as a free download! :) Happy Freebie Friday!
I won two foam dice (I suppose a "pair of die" would be the grammatically correct phrase?) and a neon plastic hat at my cooperative learning session. I can think of plenty of uses for the dice in my classroom, but the hat...any ideas? ;)
This may be a long shot...but does anyone else use the Holt Literature curriculum in their classroom? It's on my mind since I just spent a whole day in training for how to use it with "fidelity"...yes, that's the curriculum instructor's favorite buzzword.
Has anyone else had orientation or PD this week? I met a few teacher who are starting school on Monday - wow!