First of all, I haven't gotten much response about the change I wanted here on my blog... (the whole talking about the standards...) People are still asking about the items I had posted in the past... I can put them back up, but I will NOT be making any more lower grade materials... WHY????? (Read below)
Our county is doing a lot of move arounds and adjustments, so we were able to make some choices about which grade/school we wanted to teach at sooooooooo..... My first choice is 5th grade and that is where they put me!!! YAY! I know that is a huge move from kindergarten to 5th, but I love reading & writing and am hoping we will departmentalized, as they have in the past... Yippie!!! Stay tuned to yet another blog makeover, as I will be making some 5th grade learning targets, etc...over the summer!!!!
Have any of you made that jump? If so, what advice do you have? Also, tell me pros and cons about using the Lucy Calkins approach to writing... I believe this is the direction I am wanting to go... Thanks in advance for any advice:)