It's official... my assignment for next year is 1st grade! I am so excited to be returning to my "normal" life in 1st grade! For the past three years, I have had a split assignment so I could work as the Literacy Intervention Specialist in my building. I worked as a classroom teacher in the morning and worked with the most at risk readers in the building in the afternoon. That meant job sharing, having 2 jobs, way too many kids and moving my classroom every summer. I learned a lot about working with struggling readers (which I'm going to do a few posts about this summer). I also learned a lot from my teaching partners and from my staff, but I'm excited to return to "normal" and enjoy 1st grade all day. I will also be welcoming a student teacher into my classroom in the fall. So much to look forward to!
In 3 more days (when school is out), I have a plan. My plan includes waking up to drink my diet dew in the chair (that I haven't sat in since winter break) and digging into Debbie Diller's math station book. I've been following the blog discussions and can't wait to start reading and planning for next year. Notice the fancy pillow... thank you TBA! I won it as a Tag You're It prize a few weeks ago. :)