Sunday, June 24, 2012

What's in a Name?

Well, I have been racking my brain for a new name for this wonderful blog. I have tried to combine my interests. Here are some candidates. Thoughts?

Eat Love Teach
Bake and Teach
The Terrific Teacher
The Lovely Teacher
Teach Love Laugh
Teaching Through Learning

Think any of these will do? Have a wonderful Sunday!

~ Katie

Saturday, June 16, 2012

Hello? Is Anyone Out There?

Ok, so that is a bit of a dramatic post title, but hey, I have been MIA for the last month and a half. So if you still kindly have me on your blogroll then bless you! It has been a crazy 6 weeks. First I was being transferred to 3rd grade and booted out to a portable, then an serious opportunity came up to teach in another district's gifted and talented program bouncing back and forth from two schools doing a pull out G/T class, and finally an offer to work in a 2nd grade G/T classroom. Ah, this is it! I am OFFICIALLY moving to 2nd grade in another school working with some truly remarkable students (but aren't all students remarkable?!)

So that briefly explains the craziness of my last 6 weeks. I never realized how hard it was to leave your first teaching job. 1st grade still has my heart, but I am very stoked to be moving on to new challenge.

Ok, no more reminiscing, here is where I need some help! You'll notice that the blog is called First Grade ABCs, not quite appropriate for this new adventure. Also it is only me now - Rebecca had a fantastic opportunity come up to work with an event planning company, so sadly she won't be on the blog very much. What should I re-title the blog? I am planning to focus some of my creativity on some first grade projects, but there will be a much stronger emphasis on 2nd grade now. I know I have some brilliant friends out there, help me find a name!

Thoughts?  Thanks! I am so glad to be back!