It is Sunday.
And tomorrow is Monday.
The Monday after three weeks of vacation.
It seems like I haven’t been to school in ages. Ages, I said. But I’m sure once I get there, I’ll remember what to do. And I know I’m all prepped and planned and ready to go and everything is in its place. Because I prepped and planned and got ready to go and made sure everything was in its place before I left.
But then I got a nagging feeling around three o’clock today.
Does that ever happen to you?
You’re all prepped and planned and you made your lunch (meaning you threw Easy Mac, a string cheese, a yogurt, an orange, and six Ritz crackers into a bag) and you found the Green Monday t-shirt all of your teammates and all of the other grade level teammates agreed to wear so we could wear jeans and Uggs or sneakers or whatever else will feel like slippers . . . and then you feel like you’re forgetting something.
It took me about an hour and then I remembered what I forgot.
I forgot to differentiate this week’s homework for two of my students who need some intervention.
It’s okay because the homework folders won’t go home until tomorrow. They’re all ready to go, though, and just sitting in the students’ cubbies. Told ya I was all prepped and ready to go.
Anywho, I thought, hey, maybe I should tell you what I use to differentiate homework for my kids so that it’s relatively easy on me and I don’t have to think too much.
Because, really, I have thirty-two kids (and when you read that, it should sound like I’m saying one hundred and two kids) and I could literally spend all of my extra time differentiating everything and then I would never have time for anything else and we all know I really like my reality TV.
I use my Kindergarten Morning Work packets. I use these packets for both homework and daily class practice, as well. It just depends.
Call me spontaneous.