School is coming to a close, and for many teachers that means reflecting on their year and looking forward to teaching a new batch of students in two months. Typically I sit around and think about how I could be a better third grade teacher, but this year I am thinking You’re moving me where? You want me to be a fifth grade teacher? You do remember I am having a baby three days after school starts back??? Yep, that’s right…my five years in third grade are ending and I am beginning a new chapter in fifth grade.
To say that I am overwhelmed would be an understatement. With a move like this comes a HUGE list of things to do before August.
- Sort out my stuff from the school’s third grade stuff
- Pack up my stuff
- Move to new classroom
- Find fifth grade stuff
- Print new standards
- Research new standards
The list could go on forever!!!!
On top of a move to a new grade level, some how my principal thinks I should be a grade level chair person…WHAT?!?
We have spoken. I have voiced my concerns. He says he still thinks that he has made the best decision for his school…so here I go…off to 5th grade…as a grade level chair.
The only positive to this entire transition is that my teaching partner (we have been together 4 years now) is also headed to fifth grade with me. We are moving as a unit and I LOVE that!!!
So my life is becoming more interesting as Hannah’s arrival is approaching…but I am excited to still have a job (doing what I love), be remaining with my teaching partner (whom I love), and be trying new things!!!