Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Thank goodness!

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. :)


  1. Congrats on full time 1st grade. I'm sure you'll feel more settled! I'll also have a student teacher in the fall. This will be my first experience with an intern, have you done it before?
    F is For First Grade

  2. Congrats!!! I LOVE first grade. Next year will be my tenth year teaching first. I can't wait to read your posts on what you learned with struggling readers. This is always an area that I like to improve on every year.

  3. I am glad for you. Next year will be my 13th year teaching first grade. I will also have a student teacher for the first 8 weeks of school. I am glad for her to be able to start the year and see how we set up the procedures for the entire year. They certainly do not cover this well in college.

  4. I student taught in the spring, and I wish I had a chance to see the first days of school! I have my own classroom for this fall and I am pretty nervous because I'm basically starting blind!

    Magnificent Multiagers!

  5. How nice to know where you are going next year. Wow! Can't wait to hear about your advise on struggling readers. You will be a treasure of information! Love Debbie Diller!

    Mrs. Wills Kindergarten

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