I am still building that black, white, and red all over bulletin board. I plan to stop by school tomorrow to do some measuring of the board in question so that I can move forward with the whole display and not find out I made it too big when I get there in August. Here is what I have so far...Still a work in progress.
I am reading one of the links at Fourcornerslife blog and she has some interesting points about the importance of choice and building stamina. Returning to 2nd grade, I am excited about the improved maturity (potential?) of slightly older students. I am hoping to build on their desire to be "big kids" and that intrinsic motivation. I am also really crossing my fingers to build that stamina. I find it hard to button my own lip and let them work without praising the ones who are doing well, so I hope to build my own stamina, too.