Miss Kunz's Kindergarten Friends

Yes you read it right... I am going to teach kindergarten... in Utah! I will be teaching at the elementary school I student taught at, in the classroom I student taught in, and I will be sharing a contract with the teacher who mentored me! It will be a change to go from first grade to kindergarten, but I am so excited.  I will teach full time during Emily's maternity leave and then I will be teaching afternoon kindergarten from February on.  Of course come fall I will need to have a full time position, but for the next few months this is just the perfect opportunity. 

I learned so much about myself during my Newport Beach adventure--most of all that I find my greatest satisfaction in teaching and that there is no place like home.  So on Saturday I will be clicking the heels of my ruby slippers together and heading back to Utah...just in time for winter I might add! The few months I have lived out here have been a great chapter in my life and something I will always be glad that I did!

I will miss Kate, my cousins, and the new friends I made here, but I can't wait to get back to the beautiful mountains, my adorable 5 year olds, and my family and friends in Utah!

This is how my darling six year old cousin Julia feels about my decision:

I promised to mail her some Junie B. Jones books and now it seems that we are on good terms again! I love you Julia! x o x o



Caroline said...

Ahhh! Not the teacher voice! Anything but the teacher voice!!!!! Especially a teacher voice that is upped about 5 points on the sweetsy notchas the grade level is now minus one! Friends!!!! Ahhhhh!!!

Just Kidding! Love you! XOXXoXo

bradyandamy said...

Oh how fun!! I'm really excited for you!!

The Strongs said...

WHAT!?! You mean to tell me that you left Willow Springs only to come back and teach kindergarten? TRAITOR! We are in a fight...

Actually, I am really excited for you. I know you love teaching and I'm sure you will be so much happier being "Miss Kunz" again. But I am pissed that you didn't just stay at Willow Springs. You are going to have so much work to do all over again in a new grade. I think you're a little crazy. But I know how you love the little ones (just like me!) and I'm sure it will be a great experience. How did this happen? What made you decide to move back? And in the middle of winter, too. Maybe you are a litte crazy ...

Well, I am excited that we will ge to see each other, now!

Rebecca said...

Pretty sure I am crazy! That about sums it up!!

runningmom said...

How exciting (even if a bit crazy!)!!

Just really wish it were back at Willow Springs! You have this year and next to switch over...then my girls will be starting Kindergarten there!!!

You are still Stephen's favorite teacher! (I agree with him!)

Brian Porter said...

wow the universe is all back in its proper order once again!

I don't remember you being bratty in china, not at all.

oh wait :)