It's going to be a BRIGHT year!
August 19th. It's crunch time here on the East Coast. T-minus 2 weeks until school starts!
Teachers are busy prepping their rooms and planning for the new year.
Some are just refining and sprucing up their old rooms--which is always fun because you know what works and what you'd like to change a little. All those doing that, raise your hand!
Some teachers are moving rooms, moving grade levels... starting from scratch with a blank canvas for an exciting new year.
All those in that boat, raise your hand.
Yep... I am not teaching Kindergarten this year! In fact, I am not even CLOSE to teaching primary this year. I'll give you a hint...
YEP! I am teaching 5th grade this year!
...And I am super excited with a teensey side of nervous! Not nervous about teaching "big" kids...because I did teach in intermediate for 8 years before moving to K. Nervous because the curriculum is SO different from Kindergarten! My type-A does not do well with the "unknown" so I have been spending lots of time on my year-long plans and mapping everything out to wrap my head around it all.
It will be good. No, it will be better than good. :)
So, one more thing.
Maybe you noticed the fab new fancy blog design. Maybe you noticed my header at the top went from "Mrs. Jones's Kindergarten" to "Mrs. Jones's Class"...
Well, I want to tell you that I will CONTINUE to blog about primary ideas for teachers (because you guys are all my loyal readers and I do NOT want to upset you)...
I will be sprinkling in some posts that will touch on stuff for older kids too. Because, well... I AM excited about this and I want to share cool things from my 5th grade classroom too!
I hope you will stick with me!
As a celebration of my new adventure, I made some cute tags to stick on highlighters for my incoming big kids. My primary friends could use them with glowsticks, finger lights, or sunglasses!
Posted by karen at 1:39 PM