Next Year

As teachers, I think we are always thinking ahead and planning ahead!  I know that I haven't even finished this year and I've already started working on things for next year!  So, this was the perfect linky to join!  Finding JOY in 6th Grade is hosting a "What Will YOU Do Differently?" linky! 
Since I am looping up to teach 5th grade next year, I will most definitely be learning new standards and teaching all new things!  We are also implementing Common Core standards in Reading and Math AND adopting a new Math book!  Eeeeekkkkk! 
I am looking for new read-aloud's and have some great ones on my list!  With looping up, I had to get read aloud's that will be new next year.  I have found some great ones, but am always looking for more!  I also hope to read literature related to Social Studies, such as Number the Stars!
Next year, I am changing the way I keep student data.  This year I had a student binder with a tab for each student.  It just didn't work for me.  Next year I am using manila folders for each student.  These folders will house beginning of the year data, parent communication log, SIP and BIP data, and tardy slips.  My plan is to tape/glue a library pocket in each folder for tardy slips.  I think this will work better for me! 


  1. Hi Lana~ Not sure if you've read my posts lately but I've been begging for books for my social studies lists. Although fifth grade isn't new to me, SS will be. :) I will be fully integrating our SC SS standards into my Common Core lessons. Maybe we could share ideas and thoughts!
    Brandee @ Creating Lifelong Learners

  2. I am also moving to 5th (my choice)!!!! I have been teaching Kindergarten...eek, but co-taught for 2 years in 4th & 5th in the past. The books we are using to combine SS with Reading are: Number the Stars (WWII), Steal Away Home (Pre-Civil War/Slavery); and Code Talker (WWII). Super excited that we will be able to check in with one another this year... :)

    Kimberlee @ iTeach 5th


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