When I walked into school on my very first day as a 4th grade teacher last September (less than 24 hours after being hired... which I think schools do on purpose to first year teachers so they won't have time to freak out about not having a clue what to do!) I never imagined that my experiences would take me here.
up to this day, I'd heard horror stories about having to be on page 156
in the basal reader at 11:49 am on Thursday, OR ELSE. So, believe me, I
was ecstatic when my principal gave me free reign to decide how I was
going to deliver instruction! My first few days were a complete blur and
I set my sights on figuring out how I was going to run my literacy
don't know why I thought I could just "figure out" how to run my
literacy block! There were SO many options out there! All I knew was
that I wanted to differentiate according to my students needs and that I
felt very strongly about hands on, interactive learning. After many
trials and errors, I found my niche. My classroom transformed into a
center based, workshop style classroom. I thrived in this environment
and, in turn, so did my students.
year, I am a 3rd grade teacher. My passion for a center based, workshop
style classroom has evolved greatly in the short year and a half since
my first day and I am sure it will continue to evolve as I grow and
learn as a teacher!
The Center Based Classroom, I will be sharing stories, ideas, lots of
FREEBIES, fabulous center based products, and the occasional giveaway!