So, today and the rest of the week I'm going to be creating games, planning classroom set up (can't get into my rooms yet) and planning some lessons. Working on a Prezi (www.prezi.com) to use the first classes with my upper grades. I'll post that when I get it finished.
Pinterest has been a HUGE help in my finding games and activities I can incoporate into my teaching. What are some of your favorite games/activities/lessons? I didn't do much with "Star Spangled Banner" last year, so I am looking to do more with that in grades 3-5. Mostly, I am really looking forward to setting up my rooms and making them my own! I have some barred Orff instruments, but DonorsChoose is going to be used to help me get more. Most of what is at both schools is old, broken or doesn't sound good.
Oh I just can't wait to get started!! Don't think I've been this excited about the start of a school year since my first year teaching! LOVE!