A New Chapter

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!


  1. Hi Stacey! I just found you through the blog hop! I'm a first grade teacher and absolutely love it! I know you will too. I'm a new follower and can't wait to join you on your journey into first!

    An Apple a Day in First Grade

  2. Thanks Karen! I am so excited to be joining the first grade team! I am sure I will have tons to blog about next year. Thanks for following me! I am going to check out your page too.


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