We just got back from the beach this week. We had a fantastic time! We went to a Dave Matthews concert, ate great seafood, and had a relaxing time at the beach.
I'm feeling pretty accomplished with my professional development this week. I finished two online courses this week. One was all about our internal system (IMS) that has curriculum information, scope and sequence, and links to other resources. The other was a lovely (enter sarcasm here) Marzano class. The only good thing that can be said about that class is that I have the first six weeks of math all planed out. A special thanks to my team that helped me through all the tedious modules.
Speaking of planning I have planned out the first six weeks of science as well. I don't have the plans in my actually lesson plan template yet but they are all typed out in word. Yes!
We are doing scientific method, 5 senses, night/day sky, stars rocks, and slow and fast land changes.
Since I was obviously into planning this week. I did a long range plan that I got from Sunny Days in Second Grade. You can edit anything you want and it was super easy to use. I found it very helpful to make a plan for the whole year to guide me along. I sent it out to my team as well. It's free right now on her blog so go check it out.
Don't worry I haven't only been planning. I've also been reading.
I finished reading The Cuckoo's Calling and starting reading The Silkworm by Robert Galbraith. This is actually J.K. Rowling alias. Both books are about a detective Cormoran Strike and are mystery/thrillers. I recommend both books! They are a fast read, interesting, and well written.