I have been holding on to this news since the last day of school because I didn't know how to announce it. I am sure you have figured it out since I only make focus walls for first grade so why would 4th grade necessary. Yes folks, I am moving up from first to fourth! I am both happy and scared, nervous and exhilarated, and I am up to the challenge!
Now what to do with my blog name. This has been on my mind since I got the news and I have decided that I am keeping Faithful in First because I have been faithful to first for pretty much all of my teaching career. I am going to change the tagline to read: wishes, wonders, and wants of a fourth grade teacher. If I become super popular in the future (wink, wink) I may change my mind, but for now my small following won't lose sight of me, lol.
So, since I am now only going to teach reading, language arts, and social studies I am already in planning mode. I have finished the McGraw Hill Wonders Smart Start mini focus walls for 4th grade and they are in my TpT store as a freebie. I have had so many great things said about my first grade focus walls (units 5 and 6 will be up in the next few weeks) that I decided to keep with tradition. You can click the pics below and head on over to download the freebie.
Week One Smart Start 4th Grade
Week Two Smart Start 4th Grade
I am looking forward to learning more about 4th grade and even thought I am very nervous, I know it is going to be fabulous! I would love advice from any 4th grade buddies, so please comment away with ideas and anything else you can help me with on this new journey.