Friday, August 22, 2014

Floating Down to First GIVEAWAY

Happy Friday friends! Yeup! I'm still alive. So, I announced a while back that I was moving to first grade, and boy howdy it's already been very interesting. We've only been in school for 7 days and I feel like I've been run over by a truck! I've got some wild little first graders and I feel like I'm in another world here. I don't think I've ever seen so many crying faces. I'm constantly reminding myself that these are pretty much kindergartners and it's going to get better. It is, right?? Right??
Okay, well since Jen from Sparkling in Second and I are both floating down from second grade to first, I thought it'd be fun to join sparkly forces and celebrate with a giveaway. We've gotten some of our favorite first grade bloggers to share some of their goodies with all of you! YEAY!! I don't know what I'd do without all these fabulous teacher-authors. Check them out below.

The giveaway ends Sunday, August 24th. Good luck sparkly friends!


  1. I don't have many first grade tips to offer because I just moved down from 4th to 1st, but I sure am glad I found your blogs! I've tried to incorporate as much movement as possible!
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  2. Sorry, no first grade tip...I teach second and I know I am in another world!!

  3. Always over plan for the first few days of going back to school...I hate having down time!

  4. First Grade Tip: Enjoy the process! In the beginning of the year a lot of your firsties cannot read or write that much, but boy, after January they are like new students. That always makes me so proud to be a part of. The growth makes your job and lots of patience all worth it!

  5. Always make learning fun!

  6. I moved from 2nd to 1st grade this year...and I'm so happy to know that you are in the same boat as I am! :) I look forward to following your blogs and learning from each other!! Thank you for all your help we can get through this together!!! :)