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Mixing up the Punchbowl!

Hello! Long time, no talk.... I have good reason, though... What might that be? Oh, just the end-of-the-year craziness! Today, I would like to share some fun news:
As a member of The Primary Punchbowl, I have often reached out for support and to give support for the craziness that comes with this life. I LOVE my job, and I LOVE having people who "get it." With that said, many of the girls in the group have shared that they are planning on moving schools and/or grade levels next school year. This past school year, I had an AMAZING class. One of those classes that get along SO well, give their work their best effort, are engaged, and are just plain fun. As the end of the year was growing closer, I began to feel very sad thinking about "losing them," even though I am in the first grade wing... After discussion with admin and other teachers, I am, as of right now, going to first grade next year!

Don't get me wrong, I LOVE kindergarten, too! I am excited to be challenged as an educator, and to challenge my first graders to deepen their understanding, try new things, and become readers and writers. I also get to stay in my current classroom, which is a huge blessing, as I have moved rooms more than once in the past few years. My mom is also a first grade teacher, and I look forward to sharing and collaborating with her. I also am very close to both the first grade and kindergarten teams, so I hope to help bridge any gaps with my knowledge of both grade levels. 
After all is said and done: