Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Another Day In....First Grade?

Not so much anymore. It is official...I'm going to embark on a new teaching journey this year. Y'all have heard me rant and rave about Candace (my literacy coach), for the past...ever...and she's now going to be a part of my daily life at school!

I'm now going take on the 1/2 day Kindergarten program AND a 1/2 day literacy coach. I'm still a teacher, but only half of the day. I'll have one session, and Candace will have the other- and we'll be coaching during the time we aren't teaching.

I'm very excited about the opportunity to teach and coach...but I know I'm going to be up for quite a challenge. I hope you'll go on this journey with me...as I grow and learn, I'll of course spill my learnings on the blog.

I'm not changing the blog name for one reason: I don't want to! =) I've built up enough of a brand for myself and I don't want to go changing everything up. I'll be coaching K-3 so I may be able to create things in different grade levels as I work in their classrooms and learn more!

Pray for me...I think I'll need it this year!!

23 comments:

  1. Congratulations! Your change sounds exciting and is going to be fantastic! I changed this year as well (going from 5th grade to kindergarten). You will be in my thoughts along the way! ;)

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  2. Welcome to the world of kinder, the BEST grade ever! You will enjoy it and they will keep you on your toes

    Ms. Patterson
    Pocket Full of Kinders

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  3. That's so exciting! I know you'll do a fabulous job!

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  4. Wow! What a wonderful change! I want to eventually be a literacy coach. You have a great new year ahead of you!

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  5. Congratulations! I really want to be a reading coach eventually, so I can't wait to live vicariously through your posts! :) Be prepared for lots of questions! :)

    Amanda
    http://www.oneextradegree.blogspot.com

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  6. Yea for u!!! Enjoy the challenge...can't wait to follow you thru it!

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  7. That sounds very exciting! Good luck!

    http://quenchyourfirst.blogspot.com

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  8. This sounds like you will have the best of both worlds. I was a literacy coach for two years... LOVED it buy I missed the classroom.

    Good luck and enjoy!
    Mrs. Wills Kindergarten

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  9. Just knowing you in blogland...I'd say you'll be awesome in your new venture. Good luck to you.
    ☺ Tanya
    First Grade is Fantabulous!

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  10. Congratulations! I'm sure you are super excited! I can't wait to hear/read about your new venture.

    Shameeka
    fit4firstgrade.blogspot.com

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  11. Congratulations!!! So exciting!!! Can't wait to hear about your new adventure!
    Cyndy
    Counting with Coffee

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  12. Congrats and best of luck! Nice blog btw. I'm a new follower :-)

    Buzz! Buzz! Buzz!

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  13. that's an awesome opportunity-1/2 day yay!!!
    Rachel

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  14. Congratulations! That's exciting news!

    Amanda
    Frolicking Through First

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  15. Congratulations! I teach in a small school with one grade level of each grade, and we don't have a literacy coach. I am sooooo jealous!

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  16. You will lover the kinders!! I'm sure you'll do a great job and we will look forward to hearing about your new adventure...good luck!!

    mpenn1010@gmail.com

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  17. Congrats and good luck!! :) Can't wait to hear all about it!

    http://firstgradejabber.blogspot.com/

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  18. Wow! Sounds great! As another commented, the best of both worlds. I have done kinder and first in the past and most recently literacy specialist in the lit lab (different from what your doing, I know)....but to have it combined in the way you're doing-YAY!

    Kelli
    www.talesfromatravelingteacher.com

    Definitely will be following your blog!

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  19. Congratulations! You have an amazing year ahead of you and I look forward to reading all about it!

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  20. So excited for you! I was a reading coach and missed the classroom so much. What a great chance to do both! Can't wait to hear about your new adventures.
    Anais
    First Grade Garden

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  21. Congratulations! I'm sure you're going to love it!

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