You all remember how I was super excited to share that I only had 13 kiddos?
Well, Karma came knocking and bit me in the proverbial buttocks.
Because of the high numbers in Kindergarten someone needed to move to Kindergarten.
That someone turns out to be me.
It is fine, really. Everything will be fine. It will be good. I mean, I volunteered to do it, for goodness sake! It is a good thing.
I am just feeling a little overwhelmed about saying goodbye to my current class…removing all their names, pictures, etc. and then starting over to welcome a new class of Kinders. DO you have any idea how much work that will be? Yes, you do =)
And not to mention I haven’t taught K since 1998-99.
I am not even really sure where to start, and the fact that it is just for one year sort of makes me not want to invest a ton of time and money into stuff.
But it will be fine, it will be great.
Plus, you may have noticed that my blog got a little makeover!
It is different, but not too different, kwim?
It is different, but not too different, kwim?
It’s by DreamLike Magic (*love*) courtesy of a giveaway from Kindergarten Korner (*love*)
Thank you Sarah and Alicia!!
For those of you reading on google reader, here is a peek at the new look:
I also got new buttons for the side:
So I have been working nonstop to get my room ready for Monday morning when my 17 new Kinders arrive and my 13 “week-old” firsties forget and come to my room by mistake. Right now I need to go to school and work, so hugs and happy weekend to all of you!!!
(serenity now, serenity now!!! …for all you Seinfeld Fans out there!!)
I'll be thinking of you!! I hope it's a fairly smooth transition, that's got to be hard 🙁
Best of luck!!!!
I love your makeover!!! Yay!!! You'll love kinder. I can't imagine having to move this late in the game, but good luck!!!
You will do great!!!! You're a fantastic teacher and everything will go smooth like butta!!!!
Good luck! I have had this happen to me twice…once I went from 1st to 3rd a week into school. The other time I went from 2nd to 2/3 blend three days before school started. Loving the makeover!
Wow that is a lot of work to get done in a small amount of time
I am excited though that you are coming back to kinder
Pocket Full of Kinders
Best wishes as you make this switch. I can't help feeling for those little firsties who thought they had you for a teacher and now don't. Poor things!
OMG . . . now that's gettin' the rug pulled out from under ya. Hang on tight Jennifer. If you need anything, give us a shout!! Hugs . . . hugs . . . and more HUGS!
Teacher Idea Factory
Your new buttons look super cute! You are going to do great in kinder. You volunteered…WOW! Those kids are superlucky!
Wow! Good luck in Kindergarten! They will love you!
I love the new blog design! 🙂
I love your new look (again lol)!!!! And at first I thought you meant you've been teaching them for 13 weeks!!
I love the new blog design! Too cute! Good luck in Kindergarten!! You will do great! 🙂
Best of luck. I hope the transition is smooth for you! (or at least as smooth as can be!) You're an awesome teacher so I think you'll do great no matter what grade it is! 🙂
You will be awesome! =) I love the makeover!
I know that feeling!! I taught 3rd for 6 years and was moved to 1st. It was a difficult transition for me in the beginning but once I got going I quickly found I loved it too. A teammate told me, "A great teacher can teach any grade." I'm sure you'll be amazing.
I love K and love your new look. I hope the transition is a smooth one for you.
Wow! I will be praying for you!! That's a quick change over!!
Sounds like an adventure. My first year in K, I was all set up for 2nd and in the afternoon of the day before the kids arrived, I moved to K and the K teacher to SpEd. We had the weekend to dismantle two rooms and set up again. But I'm still in K. Last year, I was to move to 3rd. I set up, wrote plans for 3rd and went on maternity leave. Then the day before I came back, I was moved to K. That time it took me longer to set up (bc I had more stuff). But I loved each class. Once you get your Ks, you'll love them as much as you still love your firsties. Here's to Smooth Sailing.
Holy flip-flop batman. Way to stay cool…I'd be going crazy right about now! BTW- I love the new look…SO bright and cheerful…it makes me only slightly miss the chevron 😉
The Learning Tree
Jennifer, You will do wonderful! I for one and SUPER excited you will be heading down to kinder 🙂 Have a GREAT year!
Mrs. Hoffer’s Spot
That was very nice of you to volunteer to help out your school. The good news is, you didn't have to teach kindergarten during the first week of school! That's always the hardest part! Have fun with your new class, new grade, and beautiful new blog design!
Teaching With Love and Laughter
Whoa!!!!!!! I hope you know I didn't mean for any of this to happen!!!!!!!
You will be awesome and I love and admire how you volunteered!
Oh boy! Good luck to you Girl!
First Grade is Fantabulous!
I love your blog and glad I found it. Sorry about your move. The same thing happened to me. I had to move form 3rd to K. I have found some great ideas to use with my class. Im your newest follower. Below is a link to my blog.
Flying Into First Grade
I know you must be stressed, but those little kinders will love you! I hope you have a good transition. Welcome back to Kindergarten!
Teaching Kindergarten Kiddos
Yikes! Best of luck on Monday. Those 17 kinders are lucky to have you!
Wow…what a big change! I've taught Kindergarten before and it is very different, but fun and enjoyable! Good luck in your new adventure, and all will turn out great! 🙂
Wow… That is great of you to volunteer. You will be amazing I am sure. Best of luck to you and your blog is super cute.
Oh wow, Jennifer! I will be thinking of you as you transition to kindergarten. Best of luck to you!!!!
OMG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I had a slight panic attack for you as I read your post! However, you will be great! I am sure you will still have wonderful ideas for us all! Best of luck in K!
Mrs. Wheeler’s First Grade
Mrs. Wheeler TpT
Oh, I loved teaching Kinder! I loved seeing kids become readers!! I'm sure you'll love it once you get going. Although, I do think it's more hand-holding than I'm willing to do at this point in life (haha).
Your students will be so lucky to have you as their teacher! You get to mold them from the start!:) Good luck with getting moved and ready for the first day!
Creative Lesson Cafe
A lot of work, but you have so many fabulous ideas! The kinders will be lucky to have you:)
The Resourceful Apple
I am so excited you're going to teach k!!! We need to have another meet up so you can tell us all about it. Good luck Monday!
WHOA! That is HUGE!! Don't worry girl, you can do it! And just think how prepared you will get them for first grade!!
Teacher bits and bobs
YIKES! They will be lucky to have you. Love the new look!
Finally in First
And I thought I was overwhelmed when I changed grades and schools last week- but I still had a whole week to prepare. These kinders are lucky to have you! And your school is lucky to have someone like you who is willing to set up like that!!
Falling Into First
Hang in there! I am sure you will do just fine! You're an amazing teacher! 🙂
What a trooper! So sweet to volunteer! You are what awesome teachers are all about. (=
Good luck and I hope you find that serenity. 😉
❤Dragonflies in First ❤
SUPER cute blog update!!! And – WOW – sending smooth transition thoughts your way!!
Wow!! You are so awesome for volunteering to make that change!!! Best Wishes as you move forward in the year.
Whoa! What a switcheroo for you…in a weekend! 🙂
A Pirates Life for Us
What an overwhelming change, but I just know you'll be great! I'm thrilled that you'll be another fabulous KINDER blogger!
I had a friend that went through this too. She went from 2nd to K. It was hard on her but she made it. I know you'll do a great job with your new class. Hang in there. Your blog looks fantastic!
Just said a little prayer for you….I know how tough that is! I hope it's your best year yet!!
Oh my! I can't believe you volunteered…what a great person/teacher you are!! We are over our numbers in 1st grade so we have to get a new teacher and they will team teach with someone on our team. Thankfully one person volunteered so our principal didn't have to pick names out of a hat. I'm so thankfully for people like you that rise to new challenges. You'll be a wonderful Kindergarten teacher! Good luck!
Good luck in kinder! You'll do great 🙂
Ahhhh! I don't know what I'd do?! Good luck and I love DreamLike Magic.
You Might Be a First Grader…
I have been in your situation. It is tough now, but you will be fine…eventually. And just think! You may get some of your kinders back as first graders when you go back to first next year! I will be praying for you! HUGS!
Good luck in Kindergarten! I can't wait to see what you do in K! Have fun tomorrow morning!
Your new design looks great! Good luck with Kindergarten. Great teachers like you make transitions like this seem like no work even though we know how much work you really have 🙂
Wishing you a Happy Monday!! You will be a FANTASTIC Kindergarten teacher!! Thinking of you!! Have a great start to the week!!
Reading this about a week later, but will be thinking about you. Transitions like that are never easy. You will be great though! =)