Next Year's Tweaks -- Linky Party!

I just finished school last week and packed my room up. Took a couple days to enjoy family, celebrated my granddaughter's 2nd birthday, celebrated my son's  graduation from college (& subsequent locating of his first 'career' job! Yay!), cleaned my house, & tried to relax a couple days. I find myself ALREADY planning for next year! I know a lot of you are too (that's just the nature of teachers...isn't it?).
Here are my goals...just some changes and little tweaks I want to add next year:

  1. Move toward Guided Math. I did a research project on this last semester, and dabbled in it a bit, but I'm planning to implement fully next year. In fact, several other bloggers & I will be hosting a book study on Laney Sammons' book Guided Math very soon! Grab your own copy of the book & read along with us!
  2. Add Math Journals to my repertoire. I used to do these a few years ago, & somehow they've fallen by the wayside as time went on.
  3. Revamp my small group instruction. I just want to make the most of the time I have with kiddos during my small group.
  4. Strengthen my vocab instruction. Again-- I used to have a pretty strong vocab block but it kinda fell to the wayside. It seems there are so many demands on our time nowadays, & as I've had to add things, others had to go....but that's not always in the best interest of my students.
  5. Integrate SMARTboard activities. Just found out I'm getting a SMARTboard next year! Yay!
  6. Use anchor charts more effectively. I just feel like I could do a better job with my anchor charts. Seriously-- I see anchor charts that are posted out here in the bloggy world and think, "hmm...my anchor chart skills need some work!" haha!
SO...what are YOU tweaking or adding next year? I'd love to hear what you're thinking! Link up & share!