I went from having six students to seventeen. They changed my bilingual program a bit. So while I still am considered a bilingual teacher, I must teach all subjects in English. When I work in small group with my bilingual students then I can speak in Spanish. Make sense? If you're still confused leave me a comment and I'll clarify. I was upset at first but it's just one of those things I have to deal with.
Okay enough blabbing, here are some pictures of my room. Keep in mind some things have changed...
|My WW is bigger now. We aren't doing a traditional spelling program at my school this year.|
|My pathetic library. I need more books! Actually I do have a bit more than the ones seen here.|
|The orange still lives on....lol.|
|This curtain is no longer up. The rod is broken so I will replace it soon. I think?|
|Kiddos doing Daily 5. That's when I was at six!|
So we're not supposed to teach math in whole group anymore and I'm okay with that. I did however, have no clue how to do math stations. I figured it would be an easy task since Daily 5 is pretty simple and straightforward. Well no, it took me an entire weekend to figure out what I was going to do. Call me dumb but I am a planner and I don't stop until things go smoothly. Well I picked up Debbie Diller's Math Station book and she suggested not having more than two students to a group. Two is a good number because there's less room for chaos, and I don't do chaos. I did make one group three, but that will be changing daily based on when I'll be meeting with certain kiddos. I attached velcro to the back so it makes it easy to move things around. There it is on the bottom. The stations were really easy to create (okay some I bought at the teacher store, but they were cheap). I will be adding and taking away some as the year goes on but for right now this works. :)
Okay, time for me to get some sleep. I have 17 third graders to teach!