1. I really want to create fun themes for my centers and read alouds next year! My kids love my centers, but I am bored with them so I want to theme them up :) I was thinking bug week, pumpkin week, etc... just a way to incorporate everything together like so many of you amazing bloggers already do!
2. I love doing an author each month, but with all of the other stuff I want to do, sometimes our Author of the Month is just a display on the board with a bucket of books in front of it. I really want to talk about the author, study them, write like them, etc. I plan on adding an Author of the Month center so there can be a different activity with the author each week. I am thinking of incorporating the ipad somehow so they can watch short video clips about the authors... we will see!
3. I am tired of the prize box! I have found a few ideas I may try next year... I really like the coupons! Any thoughts on successful non-prize box behavior systems?
4. The HW I gave out this year was reading comprehension, which is great! However, it was the same thing every day... kind of boring for the kiddos. Next year I want to make more meaningful homework and maybe something they actually want to do.
Well there it is, in 6 school days I can focus on next year officially...ahh summer is ALMOST here!!!