Here's my questions for you all!
1. Do you do a formal handwriting program? If so, what is it? If not, do you worry about handwriting (neatness)?
2. Do you do whole group language arts or just focus on small group with mini lessons? I have always done whole group and then broken into small groups for reading instruction, but I am getting the feeling I am one of the few out there who does this!
3. Do you have aide time in your room? If so, what do you have them do? I have an aide for 3 days a week that isn't really mine and she's not the greatest and I can't have her practice with the kids on their reading (long story). I need some better ideas!
4. I would love to see copies of your daily schedules to see how you get it all in. Everyone seems to be doing such wonderful things and I feel like my kids get to do nothing fun, as there isn't time! Help! After 13 years, I feel like I am in a rut this year, even with all the changes I have made. I really think it's the time of year and the fact that winter has falt like spring and we all have spring fever and are ready to be on summer vacation!
Thanks in advance for your help and answers!