So, some big changes are happening for this school year. At the end of April, I accepted a job in our district to be an elementary art teacher! I am beyond excited for this position! I had actually thought of going to school for art education because I have always been pretty passionate about it, but the realistic, worried side of me knew that it would be much harder to find a job where I wanted to be, since there is only one art teacher per school! So I majored in elementary ed instead (and later got some extra certifications), and ended up in second grade, which I ended up LOVING. It is such a fun grade! But in the back of my mind, I always said if an art position came about, I would try for it!
So I found out in the spring that there was a need for two art teachers in our district, and I was offered both positions! I ultimately chose the new school in our district, and I am THRILLED to be a part of it! I know a lot of the staff there, and I can already tell it is just SUCH a positive place, which is just what I need. And did I mention it's a new school, only going into its third year? So everything is still so nice and pretty and new :)
After nine years in second grade at the same school, this is going to be a HUGE change for me! I've only ever taught 2nd (unless you count my semester student teaching in 3rd). I am
a little really nervous about those kinders.... they are so leeeeettle! But I am ohhhh-so excited to do teach and do art all day long, and not have to worry about all of the other "stuff" that comes with being a regular classroom teacher.
I am not sure what the future of this blog will be. I can't decide if I should make it all about art, start a new art blog, post past ideas I would do in 2nd.... I am not sure! What I DO know is that I am still creating resources for TPT because I just really, really enjoy making things for kids, and things I know I would use in my own classroom! In fact, I wanted to show some of my newest ones to you!
I had a request to do some monthly literacy centers, and I have really enjoyed making these over the summer! I am excited to know that even though I won't be able to use them, that other teachers and students will get to!
I am going to give one follower their choice of centers! Please leave a comment with your pick along with your email address, and I will choose a winner soon! Click on each picture to see the previews in my TPT store! I hope you will love them :)
Again, if you're still checking out this blog, THANK YOU. I appreciate it so very much!