I got an email today that let me know I could finally announce something I've been so excited about but had to keep under wraps for a while. I am going to be teaching 4th grade next year! I have taught 1st grade for 6.5 years, and I am really in need of a change. I am going to miss the other two 1st grade teachers that I have worked with! Ms. K and Ms. R are great teachers! I will be way on the other end of the school from them now, so I probably won't get to see them much. :(
But on to the good stuff! I have been frustrated for quite a while teaching 1st grade. I even was at the point of almost quitting teaching altogether. But the Lord stopped me from doing that and opened this door instead. I am hoping that it is just the change I need! He knows what is best, and with everything working out so smoothly like it has, it has made me excited about teaching again! With 4th graders I will be able to do so much more than I could have with 1st graders. And more importantly, THEY will be able to do so much more for THEMSELVES than 1st graders can! That's the part I am most excited about. I can't wait to see how much more they can do.
Our school will be departmentalizing in grades 4-6 next year, so that means I won't be teaching all the subjects, either, which is something I am also looking forward to. Ms. L will be teaching Math, Mrs. R will be teaching Reading, and I will teach Science, AL History, and English. It will be very interesting to see how it is all going to work! But I am excited and looking forward to it. And I really can't wait to get into my new room and start getting it set up! But alas, we can't get in till at least the end of July. And I don't want to rush my summer away! So I will just enjoy my time off and my crafting to get everything polka dotty. :)