Hi all! I know I haven't blogged in FOREVER. The end of the school year got crazy...everyone warned me it would, but I didn't realize how busy things would get. Next year I'll know better! The good news is I made it successfully through my first year as a teacher and I've been enjoying a wonderful summer off. I love it. Although I haven't been *just* relaxing as I signed up to be on a couple of teams for some summer planning to improve our school. They have been motivating and it's nice to stay in touch with everyone from school over the break.
We are working on changing our schedule to allow time for Professional Learning Communities (PLC's) and also an Intervention Block for each grade level. I'm hoping everyone embraces the changes, because this could be very good for the students. I'm excited that we will finally have a consistent schedule for specials, which will allow our second grade team to meet and plan together daily.
We haven't had an intervention block before, so I'm hoping to get some ideas to take full advantage of that time...share what you do at your school in the comments: Do you have an intervention block at your school? How do you run it? How long is it? Daily? Do you provide enrichment opportunities for students who do not need intervention - how do you handle that? Do you share students amongst your grade-level to make groups? Give me all the details!!