Change is on the Way! (bookmark freebie too!)

There's a big change coming my way next school year... I've loved teaching first grade and will probably do it again, but for now I'm changing grades and moving on to 2nd grade. And I'm taking my whole wonderful class from last year with me. I'm so excited! So...

Last year there were two boys who only knew about half of their letters and sounds and by the end of the year were full-fledged readers. One of them struggled just to count on his fingers in September and by the end of the year was able to add and subtract fairly well up to 10 as long as he had objects to count. I am so proud of them for their progress and just can't wait to see how far they get in 2nd grade! It's going to be so much fun!

As soon as the grade change was official my brain started thinking about next year (of course, right?). My classroom was decorated with frogs last year and I'll change to an ocean theme next year and start with a science unit on ocean animals.

So these are some bookmarks for my kiddos for the first day of school. I wanted to share them with you to help celebrate my new adventure, so just click on either picture to download them.

I hope you'll continue checking in with First Grade Found Me (in Second!). Thanks! Before you go, I'd love it if you would leave a little comment if you grabbed the bookmark and you may want to pop over to Barb's blog for her giveaway. It's a chance to win a subscription to a terrific storytelling app with lots of choices for kids. Just click below. Have a terrific day!

Grade ONEderful

Wait, one more thing... just got a phone call from our district office and my classroom has been selected to be a Model Technology Classroom for the next 2 years. I'll have a class set of laptop tablets. Not sure what those are, but I'm sure this will be a fun adventure. Yippee!! I don't know exactly what I'll be doing, but yippee anyway!


  1. Just found your blog and am so excited as I am also moving from 1st to 2nd after 34 years. I'm excited! Good luck to both of us and everyone else making the switch. Maybe we need a support group.
    Thanks for the bookmarks.

  2. I did the same thing last year..Looped with my 1st graders into 2nd. Now it is back to first again. You'll love it! Thanks so much for the book marks!

  3. How exciting for you! Congratulations!! Thanks for the bookmarks. Are you still going to do the alphabet exchange? Always a big hit.
    Wishing you the best and you start this new adventure.


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