A Teacher's Job is Never Done...even in the summer!! Do you ever feel that way?
I have been in "training" all week...8-4 every day! Yes, I voluntarily signed up. Call me crazy, it's fine. It's a conference about CLM, the Comprehensive Literacy Model. The majority of things that have been discussed are things that my school & district already have in place. However, the idea of a Language Workshop is new to me. I already run Reader's Workshop, Writer's Workshop, and a Math Workshop in my classroom. I have never heard or thought about a Language Workshop before, though it seems like a lot of the things involved are already happening in my classroom during reading & writing. It also seems that a Language Workshop would help to meet some of the Common Core Standards. The way it has been described, a Language Workshop would follow the same basic format as the other workshops (mini-lesson, independent practice, share time) but it is shorter, only about 30 minutes.
At the beginning of the week, I thought to myself, "Yeah, that all SOUNDS good, but do I really want to try it this fall when I don't really know much about it?" But after day 4 of the conference, I think they may have convinced me. Here it is, a beautiful summer week in June...and I'm planning for August!
I am curious if any of you run a Language Workshop in your classroom? Or do you know anyone who does? Or have you even heard of it before?
By the way...teacher conferences are HORRIBLE for eating habits. Here's my breakfast on one of the days...I wish they would have quit putting out little candies & treats!
I have also been making some things for the next school year that I have added to TNbook & TpT!
An alphabet writing book! A page for each letter of the alphabet.
Missing Letter Cards! There are 3 sets with 12 cards in each set. There is also a recording sheet included.
Polka Dot Substitute Binder Pages!
Pages included: Substitute Binder (title page), Schedule, Class List, Lesson Plans, Classroom, Procedures, School Procedures, Classroom Management, Substitute Notes
Polka Dot Phonogram Cards! Included: ch, sh, th, igh, ing, ir, er, ur, or, ar, wr, ck, ou, ow, gh, oo, eigh, wh, kn, ph, ay, oy, tch, aw
Summer Themed ABC & 123 Cards! There are capital & lowercase cards as well as 1-100 cards! Great for summer practice or back to school review!
Under the Sea Classroom Set! Included: number signs (1-20), letter signs (a-z), 12 month cards, year cards, days of the week cards, yesterday, today, tomorrow signs (2 options), # of days in school sign, color signs (red, orange, yellow, green, blue, purple, pink, black, white, gray, brown), name tags (2 options), calendar cards 1-31 (3 options, use each alone or mix & match for patterns!), blank cards (rectangle & square)
Feel free to comment below if you know anything about, have any opinions about, or know of any resources about Language Workshops. I'd love to know what others think of it!