This week I report to you live from NYC and the Teachers College Reading Project at Columbia University. I am SUPER excited to be here and to learn the inside scoop on Reading Workshop. As usual, I do a version of Reading Workshop in my classroom-I call it the Damien Version. However, I am thrilled to see what the Pros say.
Now-I live in NJ, a bridge/tunnel ride to the city, but have chosen to stay in a hotel in the city. It eases the commute, allows me to take in a museum or two, and a Broadway show (I hope!). I have been to the city a million times but have always avoided the subway. I much prefer to walk or take a taxi but it was time to bite the bullet and ride the subway. Today was day one, and to be honest, it wasn't that bad (knocking on wood). I LOVED spending the day with some teacher friends from different schools in my district and can't wait 'til tomorrow. Today was just the introduction but I have learned so much and the wheels have already been turning for changes in my classroom for Sept. I can't wait to tomorrow to dive in and roll my sleeves up. (I'll keep ya posted)
Time for my MADE IT MONDAY!
This week I have taken the behavior chart I have seen everywhere, seriously everywhere, and have given it a little...
Take a Look:
|The star boarder is courtesy of Graphics by the Pond and the ADORABLE clipart|
comes from My Digi World
|Hopefully your class this year will land on these sections often!|
|Unfortunately, we've all had a Malfoy or two!|
I have many projects in the works at home (my dining room hasn't seen a dinner plate since July). I hope I will have some of my creations to share with you next week.