Monday, July 4, 2011

Getting Started...

For the last two weeks I've been trying to make sure that I'm ready for the upcoming school year- my first as a teacher. But where to start?...

I've found that a good place to start when preparing for your first year of teaching is the World Wide Web.  I advise you to write down the good ideas you find so that you don't have to find them again.  I have found the following list of websites and blogs to be very helpful, so I want to share them with you.

WARNING: There are so many great ideas floating around cyber space that it may add to your overwhelming sense of un-readiness. USE CAUTION.

Teacher Tipster http://www.teachertipster.com/ Mr. Smith is a 1st grade teacher and he has wonderfully fun ideas. I used many of his tips while both student teaching and substitute teaching. I highly recommend watching his videos.

The Cornerstone http://www.thecornerstoneforteachers.com/ There is so much information on this site, it's like first-year-teacher-Heaven. Heck, a 30-year teaching veteran would probably find this site valuable. But pace yourselves. This site can overwhelm you.

Mrs. Smith's Blog http://www.mrs-smiths-class.com/ Be sure to visit her Teacher Resources page- she has a ton of good stuff.

Mrs. Meacham's Blog http://www.jmeacham.com/ Another blog with lots of resources.

First Grader At Last http://firstgraderatlast.blogspot.com/ This is one of my favorite teacher blogs. Be sure to visit!

Seussville http://www.seussville.com/ Enough cannot be said of Dr. Seuss...

Starfall http://www.starfall.com/ Filled with fun activities for kids.

1 comment:

  1. hey you have a blog too! Girl I have a TON of 1st grade blogs bookmarked that pump out ideas on every post.

    http://fun-in-first.blogspot.com/ is one of my favorites!

    I also have First Grader at Last saved too! I saved a lot of stuff that I have found online to my blog so I don't ever lost it. ProTeacher.com and forums.atozteacherstuff.com are my favorite forum sites for ideas. Plus a lot of the people there are super nice and don't mind stupid questions (learned that from experience!)

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