1. Establish a gathering place for brain and body breaks. (Do you call your gathering place anything special? A few of my teammates did. Annie called hers the “Family Room” and Kim calls hers the “Learning Space.” I need to come up with something better than “the carpet” lol!)
Ok honestly, I call mine ‘the floor.’ It’s not original, it’s not fancy but they know what I mean. “ok everyone, to the floor.’ I do have a nice area dedicated to meeting as a large group which is no easy feat in my little tiny room. Remember my floor plans:
You can see my ‘whole group area” right there in the middle. Unfortunately, I don’t have a picture of my meeting area without kiddos in it so that’s on my to do list for sure.
2. Developing the concept of “good fit” books (There are LOTS of examples of different good fit lessons in blogland AND Pinterest)
Although I like the “sisters” I PICK method, I think I will be looking for something a bit more ‘kinder friendly.’ I found these on pinterest and you click on them to go directly to their link.
4. Short, repeated intervals of independent practice and setting up book boxes (How are you going to keep track of stamina? What will you use for book boxes? What are you going to put in those book boxes on the 1st day of school?)
Well you know what I’m using for stamina, right? But just in case, here’s a picture to link you to the printable if you would like it.