This summer I am getting ready to get back into the swing of things and have dedicated more time to sharing my products and tips and tricks with other teachers that like me want to use an inquiry approach in their classroom in both social studies, science and even language. I have had a great response to my WonderWall video that I posted last summer on how I get started with inquiry and am looking to put out more videos this summer on my inquiry journey and how you to can teach with better inquiry approach to teaching and learning in your classrooms.
It is my hope to get a new video out to you each week which will be cross-posted to both facebook, here on my blog and on my youtube channel for people to watch and learn from.
But before I got started I needed to move my office space out of my spare room upstairs and into my basement to make room for my son who will be born in November. So I couldn’t just use my old tired stuff. No I decided that I needed a whole new work space so using some of what I had already and a quick trip to the local IKEA I was able to put together my new office space. Check it out I am so excited to get to work here each day this summer as I share with all of you.
For a sneak peak on what is happening at Madly Learning over the summer check out my sneak peak video below.
Stay tuned and I hope to see you later this summer for my free inquiry in the classroom series.
Its done!!! My 4/5 Long range plans are finally completed. Having such detailed plans this past fall was a life saver. Being very pregnant with a toddler at home I didn’t have lots of time to plan these long range plans were a great tool that sat on my desk as a reference. It helped to stay focused and on task and make sure that I had taught what I needed to before I left for my leave. Even my LTO appreciated knowing what I had already covered and what she needed to still teach. As I watched my colleagues without plans struggle to stay on task I was relieved that I spent the time last summer to have these complete and ready to go.
As you can see from my Term #1 plans I include details about literacy planning, Read Alouds, big ideas, Writing Forms, and Comprehension Strategies. As well as the math units for both grades that can easily be taught together. New I have included more detail for the social studies and science curriculum including Inquiry Questions, Big Ideas, and Culminating Tasks for both of the grades. However I have removed Physical Education as I will no longer be teaching this subject. OPHEA is a great resource and made up the bulk of my physical education program