Phew. The year is slowly winding down. I have 5 school days and 2 hours left with children, but who's counting...
I also have a new and exciting change happening next year............. Are you ready for the news?
I am moving out of the classroom and into the library!!!
This change has been quite the journey. I have always loved reading and was a bit fascinated with books & the library as a child. I had a wonderful reading teacher in middle school and I wanted to be just like her. Fast forward a few years-I earned my BS in Early Childhood Education, taught kindergarten for 3 years, then went to 2nd grade. I absolutely loved teaching 2nd graders. They can work independently, read well, and are still sweet and love their teacher. Most of them anyways......
So, about 5 years ago, I had that class. You know the class. The class you never forget. The class that drove me to
drink apply to grad school, in search of an escape. As I looked through the list of degrees, Library Science jumped out at me. Books, reading, and the library, everyday?! A chance to instill a love of reading in lots of children?! Teaching a new set of little faces every 30 minutes?! YES PLEASE!
Two long years later, I had my degree. As luck would have it, my school librarian was planning on retiring after 2 more years. I waited patiently, praying all things would work out. Guess what? They did! She is retiring in 5 days and 2 hours, (but who's counting, right?) and I am anxiously waiting to move down the hall!
I teach in a small, rural, Title 1 school and I love it. We are a happy little family with a wonderful principal and great things happening everyday. I wouldn't want to work anywhere else.
Now that you know what's going on in my world, I need your help. What should I do with my blog? It's called Fun in 1st Grade. I won't be 1st grade much longer... Obviously, I will not be writing about science experiments or math activities anymore. I will, on the other hand, have lots to say about books, reading, and Common Core. (I'm a Common Core Coach for the state dept.) Do I start a new blog and let this one drift off into cyberspace? Change the name and the focus? Write 2 blogs (that just might kill me!). Please give me your input in the poll below and leave your suggestions in the comments!! I am counting on you guys to help me!!