Happy Tuesday sweet friends! I can’t actually believe I’m saying this but today marks our very LAST Tell All Tuesday linky party for the summer! Whaaaaattttt??!! How is this possible?! How have these last few months gone by so quickly?! I unfortunately don’t have the answer to that, but I do know that my friend Diana from My Day in K and I have LOVED every bit of our summer linky party. It has been such a great way for us to connect and get to know each and every one of you. I am so thankful that you chose to link up with us each Tuesday and come read our posts!
In honor of our last link up of the summer, we’re ending with a bang! Our final Tell All Tuesday theme is drumroll…………A Wish, A Goal, and A Dream for the school year.
It’s that time for most of us when we get our hands dirty setting up our second homes and sit and wonder about the students coming into our classrooms. For me, August is always full of “what-ifs” and “maybe I’ll do this!” Questions like, “Will my kids be excited to be in school?” “Will they want to go home the first day?” “Will I remember how much my first graders need me in the beginning of the year?” “Will I be a teacher worth remembering?” These are all the questions that run through my head as August arrives.
Even though I’m not ready to let go of my lazy mornings with coffee in hand, there is something about the promise of newly sharpened pencils and pristine bulletin boards that make my heart go pitter-patter. I am ready to set myself up for a successful year by thinking positive thoughts and wishing upon a few stars. So, here is my goal, my wish, and my dream for this coming school year in hopes that some will come true.
A Goal: To Explore with Curriculum and NOT be afraid to fail.
My district is revamping our entire ELA curriculum this year with a lot of changes. For some, that may seem daunting but I am genuinely excited for it. I can’t wait to implement word study and be able to meet the needs of all of my learners with a more reading workshop approach. However, I’d be crazy if I thought that everything was going to run smoothly right from the start. My goal is to explore with the curriculum, take risks, be vulnerable, and not be afraid to fail! If a lesson doesn’t go well, there’s always tomorrow. As long as I’m doing what’s right by my students, that’s what matters.
A Wish: For Better Work-Life Balance.
I know, I know, how cliche is this answer. But, really truly it is a wish of mine. I know for a fact that there are so many teachers out there who take piles of work home with them each night. Not only are we grading papers, but we’re returning emails, revamping lesson plans, creating new activities that we just thought of that minute. These are all things that I absolutely love about this profession, but it can take a toll on the most seasoned professional. I need to allow myself some time to unplug and connect with my family and friends too. I REALLY hope I can fulfill this wish.
A Dream: To Reach All Of My Students
Wouldn’t this be absolutely amazing? Personally as I know so many other teachers do, I try without fail to reach each and every one of my kiddos. I try to learn about them both inside and outside of school, what they’re interests are, their strengths and weaknesses, and what makes them tick. But, sometimes I just don’t excite all of my learners. It would be a dream come true if I was able to not only inspire all of my students academically but emotionally as well.
After this, I’m feeling more and more excited to meet my new group of firsties! It won’t be long now!
Will you join us for our last link up this summer? Just grab the image below, open it in PowerPoint, add your text to the image, and add it to your blog post. I can’t wait to read your hopes for the new school year! Are any of them similar to mine? I’d love to hear from you in the comments below!
This may by good bye for now but don’t worry, you won’t be without Diana and I for long! We’ve had too much fun with this to abandon our linky party completely. Make sure to follow our blogs and stay tuned for a monthly linky party set to debut soon!
I wish you nothing but a school year full of smiles, laughter, happiness, and lots and lots of success!
Thanks as always for stopping by!