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June 1, 2015 Ending the Year, Beginning Something New By Meghan Everette
Grades PreK–K, 1–2, 3–5, 6–8, 9–12

     

    The end of the school year is upon us. As we wrap up the old year, new beginnings are already underway. I’ll be changing both grades and classrooms for next year, moving to the third grade in a classroom on the other side of our campus. Changing grades isn’t quite as traumatic as moving to a different school or your very first year of teaching, but it certainly brings new challenges along with opportunities.

     

     

    sweet teacher gift New classroom

    I’m never quite able to separate my school and home life as much as I might like, but summer plans definitely fall into those two categories. Summer school work means reviewing new standards; helping with curriculum and alignment; and getting a new classroom cleaned, painted, and decorated. Professional growth will include a week of Leader in Me training, a Tomorrow’s Classrooms Today presentation, ISTE, and Leader to Leader. I’m also excited to let you in on some new things I’ll be doing, but I have to wait until fall to reveal the opportunity!

    I don’t mind sharing that I’m slightly overwhelmed at the moment. My new room needs updating, but because of many other shifts in the building, the teacher currently in my room can’t move out. That means two of us are sharing one room of a brick duplex, with everything in various stages of being packed scattered about. I’m sure it will all come together this fall — you’ll just have to check back!

    Personally, my family will continue our pilgrimage to all the Major League Baseball ballparks. This year you'll find us watching the Phillies, Mets, Yankees, and Red Sox. I’ll be running my boys to soccer and tennis camps, and we plan on enjoying the neighborhood pool. Just last week we taught our new puppy to swim in the bay. I can’t wait to get him sandy this summer!

    My children at school

     

    Be sure to check back in the fall for posts on:

    • New classroom setup

    • Book nooks

    • Developing leadership skills

    • Digital book clubs

    • And much, much, more!

    Have a wonderful summer. Take time to rest, relax, and learn for yourself. Follow me on Twitter at @bamameghan and keep up with my summertime learning and adventures.

     

    How will you recharge this summer?

     

    The end of the school year is upon us. As we wrap up the old year, new beginnings are already underway. I’ll be changing both grades and classrooms for next year, moving to the third grade in a classroom on the other side of our campus. Changing grades isn’t quite as traumatic as moving to a different school or your very first year of teaching, but it certainly brings new challenges along with opportunities.

     

     

    sweet teacher gift New classroom

    I’m never quite able to separate my school and home life as much as I might like, but summer plans definitely fall into those two categories. Summer school work means reviewing new standards; helping with curriculum and alignment; and getting a new classroom cleaned, painted, and decorated. Professional growth will include a week of Leader in Me training, a Tomorrow’s Classrooms Today presentation, ISTE, and Leader to Leader. I’m also excited to let you in on some new things I’ll be doing, but I have to wait until fall to reveal the opportunity!

    I don’t mind sharing that I’m slightly overwhelmed at the moment. My new room needs updating, but because of many other shifts in the building, the teacher currently in my room can’t move out. That means two of us are sharing one room of a brick duplex, with everything in various stages of being packed scattered about. I’m sure it will all come together this fall — you’ll just have to check back!

    Personally, my family will continue our pilgrimage to all the Major League Baseball ballparks. This year you'll find us watching the Phillies, Mets, Yankees, and Red Sox. I’ll be running my boys to soccer and tennis camps, and we plan on enjoying the neighborhood pool. Just last week we taught our new puppy to swim in the bay. I can’t wait to get him sandy this summer!

    My children at school

     

    Be sure to check back in the fall for posts on:

    • New classroom setup

    • Book nooks

    • Developing leadership skills

    • Digital book clubs

    • And much, much, more!

    Have a wonderful summer. Take time to rest, relax, and learn for yourself. Follow me on Twitter at @bamameghan and keep up with my summertime learning and adventures.

     

    How will you recharge this summer?

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