Just wanted to share a little news with you guys today...
that I'm going to be teaching first grade next year!
I'm moving to a new school, but its 2 min.
from my house and where my daughter will go 
in a few years.
I already know a few people that work at my new
school so that is fun!

I'm also excited to be in a classroom with a door,
{yes, I've had no door to shut when things get ca-razy in the hallway. over it.}
and walls that go all the way to the ceiling!
I've been teaching in an open concept building
for the last 6 years...and I gotta say I'm finally
sick of the noise!
{anyone else been in an open concept building???}

It's bittersweet for me to leave the very first
school I taught at...and also to leave some
special friends, but I know this was the
right decision for me.
I stayed in bed this morning for a while discovering
more 1st grade blogs!
My creative wheels are turning as I think
about creating a brand new classroom.
I don't know HOW I even missed Erica Bohrer's blog til now.
I must've been on a completely different planet!
I'm sure I stumbled onto it before, but wasn't a follower,
and I have NO idea why!
I think I've read every post this morning that she's
written in the last year and a half.
That girl is A.M.A.Z.I.N.G.

I'm going to TRY to do something productive but
blogs and pinterest keep calling my name...

Have a great weekend!!!



  1. Congrats! I moved from second to first my third year of teaching and I taught first for 7 years and loved every minute of it! You will LOVE it! Good luck on your move :)
    Tori's Teacher Tips

  2. I love first grade! Have taught 1st many years but looping next year to 2nd.

  3. omgosh! I would DIE in an open room like that! lol

  4. I'm sure you will love the switch. :)

    My student teaching school had open air classrooms that surrounded the library. So when I took my class to the library, they had to be SILENT! No getting excited about books whatsoever. It was crazy!

    Marvelous Multiagers!

  5. Congrats on the move!!! :-) And happy summer!!!!

  6. Congrats on the move :) It's nice to be closer to your school and you will LOVE being at the same school as your child in a few years!

  7. Congratulations! First is sooooo much fun!


  8. I taught in an open school for 3 years so I know what you mean. :) Congrats on your move and new grade level! 1st is fabulous!

    P.S.- Erica Bohrer is a super teacher and blogger!

    Mrs. Lirette's Learning Detectives

  9. Congratulations on your new school and grade! I taught at the school down the street from my house for a few years, and loved it! I'm sure you'll do great in first grade!
    Stories From Second

  10. First grade is the best! Hope you'll like your new move! :) I went to an open school when I was in K-3 and I can't even imagine how those teachers did it!

    Tales of An Elementary Teacher

  11. Congrats on the move to first! I live about two minutes from the school I teach at and it is great!!!! I still go home on my lunch break to see my twins a lot of days!

  12. Congratulations on moving to 1st grade! I have been teaching first grade now for 7 years & love it!! If you need anything, give me a holler! Good luck at your new school! :)

    Learning Is Something to Treasure

  13. Congrats on the move! I just found your blog. I teach 2nd grade and i know your second grade teachers must be sad to see you go. I am now a follower and good luck with the move. I sorta know how you feel about your previous room. I taught in a room for several years that had no window!! I was so happy when I finally got to move to one that had a window! I like sunshine!


    2nd Grade Pig Pen

  14. Hi! I am your newest follower. I would love to have you visit my blog when you get a chance.


  15. Congrats on your first grade job! What is this open concept situation? I've NEVER heard of it and sounds a little bonkers! :) I'm excited to go through you all second grade posts and read all your wonderful ideas! :)

    Reaching for the TOP!