Monday, April 18, 2011
Kindergarten vs 2nd Grade
Okay, so after teaching 2nd grade for two years I was moved to kindergarten. I was terrified and to be completely honest... I cried for the first few months. Everyone should teach kindergarten once in their life so they
don't make comments about how easy it is can appreciate just how difficult it really is. My district decided to switch to full day kindergarten that year and give me 33 little ones, only two of which had actually gone to preschool before coming to me. Thankfully, I had another teacher ::my soulmate:: with me for half the day and she is AMAZING! We both worked so well together and if you have ever had to share your classroom, you know how hard this can be. By January, we had it down. And by the end of the year... I was in tears for a completely different reason! Students that couldn't hold a pencil were writing paragraphs! I was placed back in 2nd grade this year and after only a week, I put in my request to go back to kindergarten. I miss it so much. Don't get me wrong, 2nd grade is great too. I just think kindergarten is a better fit for me. At the moment, I have a pinkslip which you all know means I could possibly not even have a job next year, but just in case something works out and all my dreams come true and I end up back in kindergarten, I have been doing some stalking. We all know and love Deanna Jump but I am becoming Kathleen at Growing Kinder's biggest fan. Her 100th Day post is something worth archiving. Okay, so enough rambling... off to find some more blogs. Leave me a comment with yours so I can follow you!