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Round Rock, Texas, United States
I am a wife, a mother, and a Christian Pre-K Teacher. Besides spending time with my family, I enjoy creating new lessons for TpT, scrapbooking and quilting. Feel free to contact me with questions or requests at: thecrazyprekclassroom@gmail.com

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Because, I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me. Phillipians 4:13

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Monday, July 21, 2014

Diving into new territory...Kindergarten!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Well it is official I am moving up to Kindergarten! Now don't worry I will keep my blog name and TpT store the same, I will not ask you to follow me elsewhere. I am thankful for each of you and will continue to provide posts with resources for both Pre-K and Kindergarten. I am truly excited to have the chance to experience where my kiddos go after they leave me. I am curious about the dreaded "summer slide" and how far Kindergarten progresses them. I am also nervous, not in my abilities to teach and learn but in the unknown of where the curriculum goes and what the expectations are for these little darlings that were just my precious 4 year olds. I won't be getting the same students as last year so I won't have to worry about looking at them like they are still 4 but with a new set of kiddos I am interested to see the difference between those who attended Pre-k and those who have not been in school before. Which brings me to another subject...room change, oh the horror of changing from a nice room with lots of storage and windows to a tiny, windowless room with no storage. Have any of you been in this situation before? How was it going up a year? Were you surprised by anything? I would love to hear your thoughts. I have already completely changed my theme from a jungle to The Very Hungry Caterpillar. I am dying to get into my room and start decorating so I can show you all of the cute stuff I made for my theme, but that will have to wait till August 6th. I hope you are all having a wonderful summer! Till next time, Christine

6 comments:

  1. Hi Christine! That's ironic, I am moving back down to Pre-K in the fall. :) At first I really missed them last year when I was in kindergarten, but I ended up falling in love with the kindergarten kiddos too. It's absolutely amazing watching how much they grow in K! Good luck with your move and I hope you have a great year!

    ~Jessica
    Fun in PreK-1 & Kinder

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  2. I've moved from four year old preschool to Kinder & then back down again. Now I'm teaching a transitional Young 5's class smack in between the two! Having the attitude you do will help. You have to see them for the age & ability levels they are NOW not who they were a year or so ago when you met them. I look forward to reading your Kinder stories here. Best of luck!

    Learning at the Teacher Table

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  3. I moved to 4K last year from first grade, I love your blog! there are not many Christian or 4K blogs out there!!!

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  4. I appreciate you sharing this info! I've been looking for some insights on finding some quality pre-kindergarten programs for my little cousin before she starts school this fall, and this gave me what I was looking for. I think having programs like this really help because it gets the child's mind going, making it fresh and ready to learn.

    http://www.advantagelc.net/Program%20Descriptions

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  5. I think it's great that you are so happy working with little pre-k kids. I would have been a very grateful parent if my kids were playing with you while I worked. I think it's important for people who work with children to be happy and helpful. http://www.advantagelc.net/Program%20Descriptions

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  6. The shift to Kindergarten seems exciting! It may be a little bit different from Pre-K but for sure, the children will still be adorable! It's amazing how great the changes can be by shifting to another level but I'm certain that you will be as effective as you did on your Pre-K class. Good luck!

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