Saturday, May 18, 2013

Psssstt...I have exciting news!!!

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!!


  1. Congrats on your hard work in achieving your dream job :) Sounds like you are ready for the change. Looking forward to reading all about your new journey!
    Mrs Poultney's Ponderings

  2. Yay!! Congrats to you. What an exciting new adventure!!!


  3. Congratulations! What an exciting new endeavor! And just when I was getting ready to contact you and ask to be featured on your New Teacher Blog post. Will you continue to do them... I love checking out new bloggers, like me.
    First Grade Hugs and High Fives

    1. That is a feature that I will continue regardless! Email me and I will send you the questions!

  4. AnonymousMay 18, 2013

    How wonderful! What an exciting new adventure! Can't wait to read about the common core perspective from a librarian. Maybe I can share it with my school 's librarian!


  5. Congratulations! Enjoy your new adventure.

    Charlene/Diamond Mom

  6. Congratulations! Sounds like a fun new adventure! I can't wait to read your future posts.

    Compassionate Teacher

    1. Thanks Becky! I appreciate you stopping by my blog today!

  7. So exciting! Congrats!!! I hope you keep blogging so we can hear about your adventures in the library. I'm always looking for great new read alouds for my classroom. Would LOVE for you to blog about your top picks from the library!
    Colleen :-)
    Fun and Fearless in First

  8. Congrats! I think you should keep your blog but change the name and maybe focus on good books for K-2.

  9. Congrats! I could never keep up with two blogs...think you're on the right track to just change the name and keep blogging.

    I'm moving from a large district to a rural school (actually the one I went to as a kid) next year. I can't wait!!!

    Teaching Little Miracles

  10. I think the best thing to do is to keep this blog given the readership you have built up and then just add a new section for your latest venture? Kodi on PS4


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