As you may have guessed from my post title, I have some interesting news to share!
Our school found out this week that we will be the recipient of Title 1 funds starting next school year. We have hovered around the “magic” number of percentage of free lunch for years and this year we finally bumped up enough to receive Title funds. As you can imagine, this news is exciting, but also kind of stressful when we all think about what we need to get done and in place for next year! Hopefully, we will be hiring some teachers in the near future to alleviate some teachers having split grade levels next year. (I taught a 4/5 last year, and it nearly killed me folks!)
Along with the news of Title 1 came our assignments for next year. My principal has decided to move me to 3rd grade next year…which was not my first choice but I am trying to come to terms with it. I have always taught 4th or 5th, so I suppose it’s about time for a change. I am lucky enough to be teaching with an amazing colleague next year and that’s the silver lining that I will need to be positive and make it work!
I was having a major pity party earlier in the day people. MAJOR. While I was putting in my latest order to Scholastic, it hit me. My classroom library is an intermediate library. Almost everything I have in my room is intermediate oriented. I think I’ll even need smaller chairs! Not to mention that I have been teaching in our little intermediate wing of the building for 9 years…these folks are like my family and when I have to move rooms they will be across the world! (Or so it seems…)
In the midst of my GINORMOUS pity party, I hopped on my computer and started looking at blogs. And I was instantly reminded that no matter what I am teaching, I have a whole network of amazing educators at my fingertips to help me! Blog-stalking re-energized my teaching this year, and I can only imagine the awesome things I will find to give me a boost next year.
I know that my summer is going to be spent blog stalking away for all your fabulous ideas to make my 3rd grade classroom an amazing place to grow and learn!
So to say thank you (in advance!), I’m having a quick little giveaway! You can enter until tomorrow night at midnight to win a $15 TPT gift certificate and a $10 Starbucks card. Just follow the blog and leave a comment telling me your favorite grade to teach and why!