Hey Victoria, I teach multiple subjects and will have the kids all day long. I know that the room is narrow and there is storage behind the white boards. That is something I have never had, white boards. I can never write in a straight line on those. How do you do it and is there any advice on how to not have to get new white board markers every week? I digress, I have only had one year in my career, and this will be my 30th, where I have had less that 30 students. I work closely with 3 other colleagues but we keep the kids all day except for 1/2 hour for ELD. We are trying to not have that too. We are fighting to teach English grammar at that time. I won't be able to even see my room until the 24th of August. I saw that you leveled your library books. How do you do that? I have over 2000 books for my kids in my classroom but I have never leveled them. Also is there a trick to finding all those boxes to put the books in cheaply. I have a kid in college and am a single mom. Money is scarce right now. Thanks for listening. Marta
Marta- Thanks for the clarification. I honestly could not imagine having so many students, but I bet you are a tremendous teacher. I do not level my library books; I categorize them (into genres, types of stories, author, etc.). Perhaps I can show you some pictures of how I have leveled them in the near future. I want students to be able to locate a type of book that interests them and at least start building interest in reading that way. I don't level the books because I desire for students to be exposed to a variety of genres. I put the books in the plastic shoe boxes you can purchase at Wal-Mart for about $1.00 or $2.00. I already had many of them in my classroom before this year.
I probably get new white board markers every month... I just write like I did on the chalkboard in my first year of teaching five years ago.
I wish you the best this year. Wednesday, I have a question for everyone because I have noticed an area where my students need to improve (even before having our first day next week). I was analyzing data this afternoon.
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