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!