I have been teaching nearly 20 years, and until last school year, I taught primarily 5th and 6th grade. Last year, I was moved to second grade during a last minute "shift". By the time I was successfully resuscitated, the school year had started and I spent the entire year shuffling. Previously, I never had to use centers (5th and 6th grade were treated more like middle school), and I felt like a first year teacher. I am on a mission to create engaging, relevant, and effective center activities that incorporate rigorous learning.I didn't anticipate that I would enjoy second grade, but I do! I love the fact that children at this age still get really excited about learning.