Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Consonant Blends Word Work Game....and Some News!

So....the past few days have been a little bit of an emotional roller coaster for me.  I just found out that I am changing grade levels this coming school year.  I am going to be in 2nd grade now.  I was a little shocked at first and a little sad, because I love my team and I love first grade...and I've worked SO hard to get really good at teaching 1st Grade Common Core.  But, on the flipside, I've started to think of lots of benefits of moving to 2nd too, and I'm trying to focus on all of those!! :)  I think I'm just a planner to a fault, and I feel behind already since this is something all new.  But here are the PROS I've come up with about teaching 2nd grade as opposed to 1st:

       1) They will already know HOW TO READ....since I did such a FAB job last year and all,
           you know?!!!   Haha. Yay!  (This may be my favorite reason!)

       2) I will get my kiddos at the beginning of the year where my firsties were at the END  
          of the, what a difference that is going to be!

       3) I might have some of the same cuties I taught last year!
       4) I will know exactly what my kids learned last year in 1st grade, so they can't ever say,
          "Mrs. So-and-So didn't teach us that last year!"  haha.

If any of you teach 2nd grade, I'd love to hear all your favorite things about it!!

   But, anyway, now that I'm moving to 2nd, I'm trying to finish up all my teaching resources that were more 1st grade oriented and get them posted on TPT so I can start making some 2nd grade things!!  So, I had been working on a Consonant Blends Game (they were one of my favorite things to teach in 1st), and it is finally done!  The game is in a puzzle format and is a lot of fun, so I hope your kiddos enjoy it!  Just click the picture to download at my TPT Store.  

   AND...for the first 3 friends that comment on this post and leave me your email, I will send it to you for free!!   Have a wonderful week!!

          Love, Beth


Angie said...

Congratulations on your move to 2nd grade! I know you will be great! I'd love a copy of your consonant puzzles. They look terrific.

Kaitlyn said...

First of all I just saw you're in Columbia SC--I was just there for vacation with my boyfriend (he's from Charleston.) Small world!

Good luck with the move to second, I love second grade. They are so much more independent but Still SO curious like firsties!
Love the puzzles!


ksteacher81 said...

Congrats! You'll love the change!

Valerie Johnson said...

I'm sure you will be a great 2nd grade teacher as well! I'm getting ready to start my first year teaching and will be in 1st grade. I know I'm not one of the first 3 to post but I'm desperate for any good resources! I will leave my email just in case you want to throw any of your great 1st grade material my way. :) thanks bunches!

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