So I am SUPER excited to announce that I will be changing grades next year. I have happily spent the last 5 years in 2nd grade, but with some high ability classes coming I anticipated a change. I approached my principal last week and told him I would be interested in one of the 1st grade openings. There are going to be SEVEN sections next year. That is a lot of 1st graders! I found out last Thursday that it is a done deal. While I am sad that I will be leaving my awesome team, great friends, and my 2nd graders; I am ready for this new chapter. First grade is where I always envisioned myself while going through college. I did my student teaching in 1st and I loved it! One of the things I am a little nervous about is the maturity level. I have gotten so used to 2nd graders understanding basic sarcasm and I am pretty sarcastic. It might be a bit of a shock, but I am sure I(or they) will get used to it.
For those of you who don't know me I am a HUGE worrier and a planner. I am already worrying about what the first days and weeks will be like. Will I get any rest this summer? I hope so! I need this summer SO bad. I am sure we all do right?!
If you are a 1st grade teacher I would love to hear about some of your favorite activities, books, or blogs you author or follow. Let me know!!
Here's to a new chapter!