Next Year's Tweaks Linky Fun!

Well, hello, world!! I've missed you :-)

Brenda over at Primary Inspired is hosting a linky party that all of us can most definitely relate to right now - what are you going to do differently next year in your classroom?!? I don't know about you, but I have been thinking ahead for a couple months now, and here are some things I hope to switch up so I can be the best teacher possibly for my little firsties next year!

1) BLOG MORE! As you can see, I've let this wonderful habit seriously slip over the past several months. Lots of that has to do with the fact that we were preparing and welcoming our sweet baby boy, so my priorities were a little different. Now that he's here, I want to get back into creating and sharing and stalking!!
{If you'd like to see more pics of my sweetie, check out our family blog: Scoma Life}

2) Behavior System - I've always had a class that consists of some suuuper sweet kiddos that are great role models... and I've always had one or two special gifts that try my patience daily, and have even caused us to evacuate the room due to student safety from time to time. I'd love to start acknowledging the "good" kiddos more than I need to redirect the ones who struggle to make good choices. In order to do this, I've been hanging out on Pinterest and have found some pretty good places to start!
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3) Have more fun in the classroom! Hopefully with the new behavior focus, we will have more time for fun... and with 25 little first graders in one room, I think we'll need a little laughter vacation every once in a while! :)

4) Daily 5 - I really want to work on trying to incorporate some of these aspects into my day. I can't follow everything due to how our school works our Guided Reading and literacy block, but I can try to do some of it!

Well, there you have it! We'll see how I do now that it's in writing ;)
Link up and join in the party! Who knows, you may inspire me to try something I haven't thought of!
Primary Inspired



  1. I use those stop what you're doing signs and I like them. I attached them to popsicle sticks. And, I LOVE the clip chart. It is the BEST classroom management tool I have ever used. I combine mine with 1-2-3 Magic and have a very peaceful classroom. Love it!

    Lori (luvyorkies@gmail.com)
    Teaching With Love and Laughter

  2. I keep hearing about how wonderful the clip charts are. I love your chart! I think I'm going to revamp my behavior system & go with something like that.

    Learning Is Something to Treasure

  3. Thanks for linking up! I'm with you...I need to add MORE BLOGGING! to MY list! I was so busy working on grad classes last year that I'm afraid I neglected my blog :(
    Only one class to finish this summer (whew!).

    I moved to the clip chart system last year, & loved it! I like how it turns the focus to positive rather than negative behaviors. I think you'll really like it!

    Primary Inspired

  4. So glad you commented on my blog, because now I've found another 1st grade blog to stalk! I think I need to investigate this clip chart for classroom management...
    :) Dana

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  6. HI! Just wanted to chime in and offer a suggestion for Daily 5! The way I do mine is I use them as ELA centers. So I have 5 centers (each part of daily 5: writing, read to self, read to someone, word work, and listen to reading), and I have 16 kid, so I have 3 per center with one group of 4. Each day they go to a center for their 20-30 minute ELA time. Since there are 5 centers and 5 days of the week, each student gets to go to each center every week!

    PS: LOVE the behavior bingo idea!


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