Friday, June 8, 2012

My Brain is Too Busy!

I know, I know, summer is a time for relaxing by the pool and taking time away from school thoughts!  But, right now my brain is on overload with lots of new ideas and thoughts!  First of all, I am reading the book In Words and Pictures by Katie Wood Ray simutaneously with her other book About the Author.  I am in awe of the classrooms she visits and works with and I am inspired by her insights.  I have not been happy with writing in my classroom lately- too much controlled, contrived Write From the Beginning type writing- and her ideas fit perfectly with how I really want writing to look like in my classroom.  So, I have a lot to think about to make changes to my writing time.

Then, I have been blog hopping too much and I am getting too many ideas from some great sites.  Over at the Kinder Gals blog I started thinking about math and making some math anchor charts for numbers and for strategies. 

Then I see this  over at Kreative in Kinder's blog and I make the decision that Dr. Seuss will be my theme this year.  I did it a couple of years ago and really liked it- was thinking about it for this year- and seeing this just made my decision so much easier.

So then I went shopping at Teachers Pay Teachers... 

Then I found some Whole Brain Teaching stuff that intrigues me and I decided to watch some YouTube videos and download some of their materials.

And it's only 8:15 in the morning!

So, realizing that I am overwhelmed and a little out of control (LOL)- I decided that what I really need to do is blog about it- and then go and make a list of things I need to do. A nice checklist where I can mark off things when I have finished them.  That way I will feel like I am accomplishing something instead of just sinking in a pool of great ideas!  Speaking of the pool, maybe that's a better idea...

Happy Summer!



  1. I have been the same exact way since school got it! I feel like I am constantly being bombarded with new ideas and things I want to read and learn this summer! I hope you enjoyed the pool!

  2. Awe, I understand. I am excited about your theme. I am your newest follower and I have a lot of Daily 5 posts and goodies on my blog - come visit anytime. :)


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