Preparing for the New School Year (2012-2013)

It is 10:13 am and I have not done a single thing to prepare for the next school year.  Mind you for my district the teachers go back on July 27th and the students will be back August 1st.

I’m sure you are saying that I need to get busy! Well, that is what I am doing right now and blogging is helping me.

Over the past few days I have been doing some “blog hopping”.  I’ve come upon some teacher websites that will be able to help me out for the next school year and I would like to share them with you.

For Educators:

Motivating Minds 
A resource of tips, tricks, and ideas to encourage and motivate the minds of our students

Lesson Plans and Lollipops 
This is a place to share teaching ideas and resources. You will find classroom organization ideas as well.

Love to Teach 🙂 
A blog written by a third grade teacher full of resources, projects, and information for elementary teachers 🙂

Peace, Love & Pencils 
What in the world is TK?! Terrific Kids?
Well, yes, but actually TK stands for Transitional Kindergarten. All of my students are 5 years old and they have all been through a 4 year old Pre-K program. With the NC law 3 years ago they would have be able to enter public kindergarten. However in 2009, NC made a change to the birthday cut off which left over 13,000 students having to wait another year to start Kindergarten. Schools had to adjust their curriculum or add a whole new class…welcome to Transitional Kindergarten!

Teaching Blog Addict 
We are a community of 100 teachers, home educators, parents, and tutors. We love teaching and want our children to love learning.
This site provides bloggers and readers direct access to the most incredible teaching blogs

Ideas for Teachers 
My site is dedicated to inspiring teachers to engage students in a meaningful way that allows for retention of material and not just material taught.

For the Love of Teaching 
I love being a teacher! Finding new ways to improve student learning and incorporating technology into the classroom are two of my favorite subjects.
My Masters is in Brain Based Instruction with an emphasis on reading and literacy.


“A liberal education is at the heart of a civil society, and at the heart of a liberal education is the act of teaching.”
                ~A. Bartlett Giamatti


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