I would like to say thank you to all faithful readers of the blog that I have written for Kindergarten parents. After 24 years of teaching Kindergarten, I have decided to promote myself and I will be heading to first grade this fall. Teaching 54 kids every day, having 54 parent teacher conferences, no daily lunch period, and less planning time than my colleagues in grades 1-6, has finally caught up with me. I am very excited about moving on to first grade and trying my hand with the next step of child development. As much as I would have like to continue on with some of my Kindergartners from this year, my principal does not agree, so I will be meeting 25 new children in September. Many people have asked me if I will write a blog for first grade parents, hmm, I can’t answer that one yet, but will definitely give it some consideration. I wish your new first grader much luck next year and I cannot stress enough to you to keep your child reading and writing all summer so as not to lose the valuable skills that he/she has learned in Kindergarten.
Have a great summer and hopefully I will be back in the fall.