Sunday, April 28, 2013

Good-Bye First Grade

The announcement was made last week about certain changes happening for next school year.  ALREADY,  planning for next school year.  Us year rounders start pretty early. We're moving on and not looking back!  Ok, that's not all entirely true but that is how I am feeling right at this moment. 

My news is saying good-bye to first grade and hello to Kindergarten!  It has been a while since I have taught Kinder and I am actually excited about it.  I think I needed a change and this may be what it is.  The dynamics of a Kinder classroom is a lot different than that of a first grade classroom but it should all come back to me once I jump on in. 

I've already begun making lists... MY FAVORITE thing to do.  There are lists for:

*items needed for centers
*how many tables and chairs are needed
*what to put in my reading and writing centers
*wish lists for parents
*new games and manipulatives I want
*projects I want to do with the new babies
*songs I used to remember singing
*sign language I used to use
*rules that need to be taught
{Let's not forget the most important thing...}
*WHAT I am going to teach them

The lists could go on but I'll stop there.  There's just so much running through my head.  But first, I need to end this school year, send my firsties off to second grade, and then move classrooms {NOT on my list but don't tell the other teacher who is moving into my classroom that I said that}. 

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