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Old 06-06-2018, 10:44 AM
 
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I've taught K, 1st, and 2nd for many years, but I've been in the upper grades for the last three years. My principal is moving me back to 1st. I'm still in shock as I didn't ask to be moved. I love all of the grade levels. What can I do this summer to get ready? What do I need to buy? Thanks for helping out of my shock!


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Completely understandable. I was nervous just moving one grade level down.

Are you moving into an empty room or taking over a room of a teacher that is leaving?
1. If It's the latter, I would take inventory of what is being left behind before doing anything else.
2. Contact the first grade team to get a copy of their pacing, curriculum map, and any grade level projects or routines that all of the first grade classes are expected to do.
3. Based on the info you get, go through your room and eliminate what's not needed and make a list of what you still need.
4. Organize your classroom library.
5. Organize your math manipulative.
6. Beg and borrow items on your still need list.

Good luck!
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Are you doing guided reading? If so, you'll need:
  • magnetic letters
  • magnetic boards or pizza pans
  • white erase boards
  • reading bags for reading homework

If you're doing daily five, you'll need to plan activities for word work and writing.You might also want to get books on tape for them to listen to someone reading. You can also do that on computers.

For math, you'll need math manipulatives.

I like to have plastic folders for homework folders and daily work folders.
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Start simple
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As linda2672 listed just simple stuff. Just see like it was suggested what’s left over. My experience every year is a new beginning. Check on a few Holiday standby projects for bullentin boards . You will be surprised how you can take an upper grades theme whether bullentin board or activities and just lower it . The great thing from being moved from down to up and back down is that you are a well rounded teacher . You know the future. I went from Kindergarten to 5 th and 6th to Kindergarten to first to Reading Specialist. Good Luck !
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