So, it's official. I've made it through my first year in my own classroom. To celebrate this achievement, the very day after the last day of school I left to spend a week on the beach in Antigua. I've only been home a handful of days, and already I'm excited about planning for next school year. I figure that if I do a bit every couple of days I won't repeat the mad rush to get everything finish the first two weeks of August. In addition to organizing, making my own materials is one of my biggest goals for next year.
I set up a teacher pay teacher store and posted my very first set of calendar cards this morning! Actually, it's two full sets of cards (crayons and scissors). With so few school days in August, I prefer to wait until the start of September to introduce a pattern during calendar time. I like to keep things simple the at first to give my students a chance to get familiar with the routine of our morning circle, but I figured others might want to jump right in with patterns so I included both sets so that you can decide to pattern them if you wish.