Saturday, May 12, 2007

Anticipation


I am so excited about teaching G this Fall. As if I haven't been teaching him for five years... this feels different. I am "nesting" our office and trying to get organized. I have been scouring the basement for books I know I used in my classroom but have been tucked away for four years. I am trying not to overwhelm myself but I am a planner and it is already starting to invade my thinking. I have to keep reminding myself of my goals for the year... Teach him to read and do basic math. Everything else in my mind it extra and fun so I want to keep my planning of those activities fun, too.



As I reread that last sentence, I just giggle. Who am I kidding? I am a serious planner. I get a natural high from it. There is no keeping it fun.. LOL Just check out my quote at the bottom of the blog. I hope to share my plans here as they evolve over the summer. I would love to see other's plans as well. Please leave a link with your comments.

3 comments:

playingschool said...

I love your quote! I, too, love planning! In fact, I plan lots more than I teach. But, we still get a lot done, too. It is fun, isn't it???

teacher of one said...

I love to plan! That is what I miss the most about my PS classroom.

nina said...

I just saw your comment at Mother Crone. I am excited to find another homeschooling a first young child. I would like to think of myself as a planner but right now I do my best to plan the week ahead.

We are reading Frog and Toad Together again this week. I like your quote at the bottom of the page. That is how I am feeling right now about staying ahead of my child.

Come visit me. My blogroll has several moms who are homeschooling K and 1. I am homeschooling a precocious (and I am using that in the truest sense) preschooler.

I would love to read your thoughts about The Ordinary Person's Guide to Teaching Reading.

I look forward to reading more.