If you have been following this blog for awhile, you may remember this post from April. In said post I let everyone know that I would be teaching 3rd grade for the first time…and while it wasn’t my first choice, I rolled with it and of course everything was fine!
|See?? Aren’t they adorable? And the whole year was fine. I was worried for nothing.|
Well, fast forward to now. And here I am writing a very similar blog post. Except that this time, I will be moving up to 6th grade! I know that some people recoil in horror at the thought of sixth grade, but I am actually really excited.
And butterfliesinmystomach nervous.
But really just excited for what’s to come.
There are a lot of great things about moving to sixth grade:
1. I love love love the other 6th grade teacher at our school! We are good friends and have been teammates before. Plus, she has taught 6th grade for awhile, so she can show me the ropes!
2. I had this class when they were 4th graders. We had a great year and I bonded with a lot of them! Looking at my class list for next year makes me smile.
3. Our 6th graders get to attend a week of outdoor education in the beautiful Colorado mountains, and of course, I get to accompany them! It is a great experience and I can’t wait to do it and blog about it.
4. Sixth graders are a whole different animal! I am so looking forward to their capabilities and sense of humor…and that they can reach things on a tall shelf.
Of course, I can always think of some downsides (I’m a negative nelly, people), but I’m choosing to leave those alone and just look at all the great things ahead!
Even though the butterflies come and go, I am truly looking forward to a brand new experience.
Anyone else out there going through a big change? Any advice from people who have been there? Leave me some comments below!