Monday, June 13, 2016

Monday Made It

Good Afternoon!
I am so excited to be linking up with 4th Grade Frolics today for my first Monday Made It. I have already gotten some great ideas from other bloggers who have linked up with her so check it out if you can.

 This next school year I am switching grade levels. I have been in first grade for 5 years and I am not returning to second grade which is where I began teaching. I am excited but I also feel a lot of anxiety about the workload that comes with changing grades. To help with that I have been putting together outlines for each subject to help me track everything a little better and hopefully make things a little easier this next year.

I also made my own calendar this year to match my classroom colors. I already entered all the important dates into and added some of our special activity days onto it so I can keep better track. I also made one for my former teaching partner to match her classroom colors. She will thankfully be right across the hall from me this year : )

Last year I started using interactive notebooks for Science and Social Studies and I loved it. I made a vocabulary interactive notebook packet for my first graders (that can be found here) and its was very helpful for us with all the terminology so I made one for my second graders. This one isn't in my store yet but hopefully this week I will have it posted.

 That's all I have completed so far. I have some other projects for this week but we will see what I accomplish with family in town. 

 Have a wonderful week everyone!



  1. Grade changes can be scary. I started in a k-2 ESE resource room, then was moved to third and just when I thought I was "getting it" I was moved to 4th!!! Love all that you made! Deep breath, you will do great! Thank you for linking up:)

  2. Moving grade levels can be difficult if you aren't organized, but it's so refreshing to start new and to get creative! I have officially taught every grade level K-5 and have done a three year loop from 3rd to 4th to 5th with the same kids. Love what you have done so far to get yourself prepared!
    Rockin' and Lovin' Learnin'

  3. Love your calendars! They are going to be perfect! Can't wait to see how they turn out!!

    Mrs. 3rd Grade 

  4. I'm in the same boat in terms of moving grade levels for my first time. I realized how well I actually came to learn my 3rd grade content, but the idea of getting to teach new things has me very excited for the change (of course, some days I'll wish I didn't have to do everything new). Good luck on the switch! You will do great!

  5. I've switched grade levels every year but this coming year. It's exhausting but refreshing at the same time, and I think overall it makes us better teachers. You'll be surprised at how much better you see the connections between the standards :)