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.