Wednesday, August 21, 2013

The Grade Level Shuffle (Part 2)

It's not April 1st and I SWEAR I am not making this up...I'm not teaching first grade this year. I am teaching FOURTH GRADE right back at my almost Former School! :D

Today was day two of our PD training and I went in this morning all prepped to tackle the new 1st grade ELA work. I was the only 1st grade teacher in the whole group so I had the 1st grade girl all to myself which was pretty awesome. I felt REALLY good about tackling this first grade thing.

Went to lunch with my friend, M, who teaches in another school in my district. Noticed I had a voicemail. It was the HR girl who said to call her ASAP because she had an opportunity for me to go back to my old school. I was like how is this even possible?!
Sure enough....someone got hired outside of the district and quit and someone else in the building requested to take that vacated position which left the fourth grade ESL position open. The HR gal knew I really had reservations about 1st grade and said she knew she had to give me the chance at this job. So I was a 1st grade teacher before lunch and a 4th grade teacher after lunch lol

I couldn't be HAPPIER. Yes it means that I have to undo all of the fabulous stuff I did at my 1st grade school but I'm 100% okay with that because I know, in the long run, I will be SO.MUCH.HAPPIER teaching 4th grade at the school that holds my heart.

Plus after the PD, I popped over to my school to let the secretary know and got hugs, congrats and more. It is good to be home! She let me peek at my class list (37 kiddos but that will change) and I got a bunch of my 2nd grade dumplins on my class list for this year. I am truly blessed. I know that this has happened to me because I haven't been a complainer, I haven't whined and moaned about how unfair all of this stuff has been (trust me, others have complained enough for me!). God tested me and I passed.

I am beyond GRATEFUL and so happy because I can use all of my super fabulous materials from last year, my goals don't need to change and I can kick it with my favorite grade ever!

The Caffeinated Teacher


  1. Congrats! I know you'll rock it even more with these kids!

    :) Kaitlyn
    Smiles and Sunshine

    1. I have not stopped smiling all afternoon! It's really a blessing. Sure I would have been okay in 4th but this was my dream job that I was so upset I didn't get...and now I have it! :)

  2. Stephanie: Congrats Raye! You really have been a good sport about being bounced a round. I can't wait to see what cool things you will come up with for these kiddos.