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!



  1. Congrats on the new position! Not sure what to recommend for a new name. Think of what you are passionate about and what you will focus on for teaching and use that. Try to leave a grade level out of your title in case you move again. Good luck!
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    1. That's great advice! Thank you so much Lori! I will definitely be racking my brain over the next few days!

      ~ Katie

      Oh, and thanks for still following me!

  2. I agree with Lori about leaving out the grade level. Although who am I to talk...FOREVER in first. You'll come up with something that feels like home I'm sure.
    ❀ Tammy
    Forever in First

    1. Lori does have good advice, huh?! Thank you for still following me, Tammy! I'm glad to be diving back in to the blogging world :)

  3. Hmmm ... maybe "Primary ABCs". Good luck with your new position!
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