What a Whirlwind!

Boy! Time flies, doesn't it?! This first 9 weeks of school has been an absolute whirlwind! I began a new adventure this year, & it has really taken a lot of energy. I love it....but a lot of energy! Whew!

This year, I'm teaching a First, Second, & Third Multi-age classroom. It's not as crazy as it sounds...I'm also team teaching. A good friend is also teaching a 1, 2, 3 Multi-age. So what we really have is 54 kids...2 teachers. It works out fabulously & we're loving it! You might remember that we actually took out one
section of the wall between our rooms so that we would have ease of movement between the two rooms. Actually, we refer to the space as one room...two sides.

I've had oodles of questions about how it all works, so I thought I'd share what we've got going so far...
In each 'homeroom', we have a mix of all three grades. We both teach with a workshop format, so for Reading for example, we took all 54 kiddos, and looked at their reading levels (we use Fountas & Pinnell).
I have levels C through J/K, and my teamie has J/K through T. We did something similar to that for math: I am teaching the 'older' end of Math, and my teamie has the 'younger' end.

So here's what our day looks like....
 

Whew! Even looking at it wears me out! It's taken TONS of training to get it all running smoothly...but we're there! I am so glad we've finally reached Fall Break! Two weeks off before we dive into the next nine weeks. Time to regroup, reorganize, & get some things ready to launch.

I'm taking a couple days to relax in Myrtle Beach, then it's back home for a week to get things ready to roll.