Sorry I keep changing my site. I liked the other one's background but hated how you couldn't really read the posts clearly.
Hold on a minute because I just have to say something..
I'M ON VACATION! AND...I'm staying home with my wee ones and relaxing. As Kristin would say, PJ and I are going to get close. I finally feel like I'm going to have enough time. I can't wait to refocus on my blog and lesson plans.
Okay, back to the point. I feel really good about 70 followers and finally understand how the blogging world works. I feel like I am committed (PS commit is my OLW) to keeping this up and improving on it. So I'd like to pay someone to help me develop a look that really feels like me. I have to say I'm not as cute as most First Grade teachers are. I don't love cutesy things. I wear black or white and jeans or army green almost every day, really. I'm not a punker or anything, just not very cutesy. I don't wear makeup. I'd like my blog to reflect that. Maybe not BLACK, but funky and classic and simple. Can I do that? Who can help me? Do you know great bloggers who design blogs, headers, buttons, etc? Please leave a comment if you do!
I also want to begin to develop binders for each month of my teaching. This is my first year in First Grade and I have been just testing the waters this year, but I want some things that are more concrete for next year. I want to know what I'm doing and where I'm headed. I loved the way I did math this year, but I want to add math stations. I loved the way I've shared my love of reading and retelling and comprehension, but I need to work on phonics and conventions.
I still have a provisional certificate and this is the year I can make it professional. I only need one more observation and a portfolio of 20 items of evidence to prove that I understand each of the 10 standards (2 proofs for each). I might need your help everyone. My mentor is meeting me in my classroom on Thursday to help me. I am thinking about creating an electronic one. What do you think? Do you know how to do this?
That's it. That's all. Carry on, but help me if you can please. I want to use this week to get some of this accomplished. Thanks!!