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Friday, May 04, 2012

One... Giant... Leap Forward

So it sounds like I will be moved to 4th grade next year. Not entirely sure how I feel about that yet. I did share the news with a small handful of kids as we were walking out to buses, and they were excited at the prospect of having me as their teacher again.

7 comments:

pat said...

If you have never taught 4th, I think you will like it. And what makes it even better, because you are "looping" with some of your former students, you usually can hit the ground running as far as instruction goes; they already know what is expected of them; you have developed a working relationship with parents; etc. I loved moving around, and actually taught grades 2-6; it exposed me to lots of different curricula, and it made me better able to teach the current grade I was in because I knew what would be expected of them to know when they moved upward.

TeacherFromTN said...

How selfish of me that I'm a little sad about this. I love hearing your third grade stories! Is this unexpected for you, or did you ask to move? Our principal did a fruit basket turnover for next year, but I came out unscathed. I do think that looping will make it easier.

Anonymous said...

in grade school. I had different teachers but was in the same classroom for 4th, 5th and 6th grade. I was so glad to move to the Jr high the next year. a different view would have been nice.

Mister Teacher said...

Pat, I hope you're right!
Teacher in TN, I did not ask for the change. Our principal is doing a fruit basket turnover as well. In effect, the 4th grade math teacher and I are swapping positions. Doesn't make a lot of sense to either one of us.
But don't worry, the stories will continue! :)

Mister Teacher said...

Pat, I hope you're right!
Teacher in TN, I did not ask for the change. Our principal is doing a fruit basket turnover as well. In effect, the 4th grade math teacher and I are swapping positions. Doesn't make a lot of sense to either one of us.
But don't worry, the stories will continue! :)

Jennifer Mayer said...

I teach multigrade in a rural school so I've had some students for 3 or 4 years. The good part is you already know some of your kids. The bad part is you already know some of your kids. As Yogi would say, "It's deja vu all over again."

Nikki said...

At least your kids were happy about the possible move. My son's teacher told him she was hopefully moving to middle school with him (this is after two years of her moving up every year.) He came home and cried.