Monday, April 30, 2012

The One With The Switch

It's official.  I made the switch today.  I will no longer be teaching math after this year.  Part of me is very excited.  Math has always been my least favorite subject though I have enjoyed teaching it more than I ever thought I would.

I'm switching to literacy.  Literacy scores are low at my school so this job comes with that pressure.  I know that it is a big job, but this is what my emphasis is on.  It is what I went to school to teach.  I'm pretty pumped about it

We are getting ready to switch over to common core.  I was able to get some resources today at an inservice that made me feel much better about the whole situation. 

I've been looking for some good literacy blogs for middle school tonight.  I haven't had much luck yet, but I know they are out there.

Do you know any good ones?  Maybe you are the author of one?


  1. Congrats on your switch, although I am disappointed you won't be teaching math anymore! Good luck!

  2. Hi! Found your blog today!~ I am your newest follower:) Stop by and visit me...

  3. I am happy to be your newest follower. I can send you some links for some middle school blogs that I know of...I am not sure if they can help with teaching reading but I am sure you can start a blog hop from one of them that will lead you to a place that will help you. =)

    Were you part of the blog Jackpot on Sunday? If you go to you might be able to find some help there. You won't be able to grab the *freebies* though.

    I have some friends who teach 5/6 and use Reading Workshop. They get lots of help from Beth Newmingham's site and then just modify it for the books they use.

    I hope this helps. I would love for you to visit me when you get the chance. Take a look at my teacher inspiration. I share lots of poems that I hope can inspire and encourage you. You might like the one "Teach ME". It is a great reminder that we are teaching more than a test....we are teaching a child and his/her heart.

    Heather's Heart