Celebration: The new

Celebration: The new

So . . . I will no longer be writing about the mixed up middle of sitting in between leaving and going somewhere. Somewhere is now a where. A known where. I accepted a new position at a new school for the fall!

New students. New community. New families. New staff. New school. New room. New grade. And me. So kind of a new me I suppose. Because I don’t think it is possible to remain the same with all of that new. And oh, how I welcome this! I welcome all of the new learning, the new opportunities and the new relationships.

Mostly I welcome the chance to feel safe. Safe to be brave. Safe to ask questions. Safe to use my voice.

This new place felt like a fit as soon as I walked up the steps and into the building. It felt like it might let me fly as soon as I stepped out the door.

More details to come – but for now I will share that in September I will be teaching a Grade 4/5 class at a school not even a 15 minute walk from my house.

Prepare, blog readers, there are posts coming . . . Posts about setting up a new classroom, posts about organizing an intermediate classroom library and posts about the new curriculum. Not because I have it all figured out but because I plan to write to process, think, wonder and maybe, figure out something. There will be posts about all I don’t yet know.

I plan to move into and dig around and uproot the wisdom and brilliance of some educators with blogs about their intermediate classrooms. Julie Colando, Jessica Lifshitz, Julianne Harmatz you may feel my presence.

Today I celebrate all of this new. I celebrate how happy I am. I celebrate how light I feel.

Thank you to Ruth Ayres and the #celebratelu community!

Being part of a community that regularly shares gratitude and celebrations truly transforms my weeks.


51 thoughts on “Celebration: The new

  1. CONGRATULATIONS!! I am so excited for you, and can’t wait to follow along with you on this exciting new adventure. Sometimes a change is just what you need to refresh your soul and reignite your passion for learning and teaching.

  2. A celebration is in order! A truly positive, challenging summer and fall ahead…and on and on. Life is good.
    Love May

  3. Great news! I could sense the lightness you feel throughout this post. Can’t wait to learn all about your new journey and watch you step into this new setting.

  4. I agree with Ramona, the lightness, the freedom, the bravery, the happy are all there in your words. I am so happy for you and can’t wait for you to share your “new you”!

  5. Sounds like a wonderful new beginning, full of excitement. I wish you all the best in your new placement. How fortunate your new students are to have you.

  6. Fourth grade is great! You will be in awe of what the students already know and can do, and even more in awe by what you can accomplish. Your 4/5 split will be different, but a great time! Bon courage!

  7. Before becoming a librarian, I taught a mixed-age 4th/5th grade class for several years. I absolutely loved it! I look forward to reading about your experiences and especially all of the books you use in class.

  8. I was a classroom teacher for 32 years before I was a writer. Nothing beats the start of a new year, new class, new challenges. Glad you’ll be in a new setting close to your own home.

  9. Congratulations, Carrie! I’ll be following your journey, and I know I’ll be amazed by how you inspire another group of students to become readers, learners, and a family.

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