Sunday, October 25, 2015

Let the Second Nine Weeks Begin!

Our first nine weeks has come to an end, and we are ready for what the second nine weeks will bring.  We have tried something new this year.  We decided to group our students and to switch groups for both math and language arts.  We were a little nervous about it because it was something new for both of us, but it has been a HUGE success!  We are able to give students what they need and better individualize instruction.  We are going to tweak a few things for the second nine week period and keep moving forward.  Now that we have tried it, I wouldn't want to do it any other way.  

We had our parent teacher conferences and discussed switching with our parents as well and they were all on board and said the students were all very positive about it.  Don't you love it when good ideas come together full circle?  Speaking of good ideas...check out these adorable photos.  For our conferences this year, we had our students make a replica of themselves and we taped them to their chair at conferences.  They were absolutely adorable and were a surprise for each parent walking in!

I hope your year has been as successful as ours has been!   Keep up the good work and remember to help your fellow teachers.  New studies are showing our profession is the third most stressful.  Be sure to lift one another up and don't forget ALWAYS to take care of yourself!

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