I have moved to 6th grade this year, after teaching 7th for about eight years. I am enjoying the change, and although I miss my old teammates I really like working with my new group of colleagues. Change is always hard for me; I think that comes with age. So maybe this is a good thing – it will keep me young and on my toes.
It sure keeps me busy, that’s for sure. Doing everything for the first time takes longer, whether it’s putting together work for absent students, trying to hang up student work in new places, or (mainly) planning lessons for stories I have to read ahead of time (obviously!) and think about how to use them to teach my students. I am lucky to have a husband who has retired and likes to cook. He makes some great dinners.
If you are new student, welcome to DDMS. And if you are one of my ‘old’ students, leave a comment and let me know how the change from 7th to 8th is going for you.
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