Friday, July 18, 2014

The Shake Up

Many changes took place this week at the workplace.  I was called into the office on Tuesday to sit down with my Principal, and other Administrative Staff to discuss changes for the upcoming school year.  I really didn't know what to expect, all I know is that I was hella nervous.  I knew they weren't letting me go, I just figured whatever it was going to be, would be pretty heavy.  Then came the news..........after having such an awesome year with my fabulous partner, she and I would no longer be a team.  The 2014-15 school year will be my third year teaching third grade, as well as my third partner change.  My old partner is moving down to kindergarten, and my new partner is moving up from first grade.  There was a total shake up, and moving around of staff.  Everyone except for three teachers (myself included), will have a new grade level in September. 

As if a change in partners weren't enough, I also learned that grades 3-5 will be departmentalized for the new school year.  I will teach math, science, and social studies while my partner will teach language arts - reading, writing, and word work/vocabulary.  I'm not exactly sure how it will work, but I'm up for the challenge.  I can honestly say that language arts is not my favorite subject or strongest area.  But I love math, science, and social studies.  I'm not quite sure how departmentalizing will work in third grade, but I'm willing (as if I have choice) to give it a try.  This is definitely going to be an interesting school year, and I will make sure to tell you all about it.......

Until next time! 

Friday, July 11, 2014

End of 2nd Year

I can't believe I went the whole year without making a post :-(  Well the school year ended just two weeks ago, today.......yes we have a loooooong school year.  I truly do not know how I made it through the year, my class was tough!  We did have some great times though.  I enjoyed working with my new grade partner (she's the best), she made my year more bearable.

I wasn't able to do many of the things that I did the previous year.  But I'm determined to make the 2014-2015 school year my greatest year yet!  I'm back at work, preparing for September and I'm getting excited about our social studies program (although, I hate the textbooks).  Sometimes science and social studies is pushed to the back burner, but my grade partner and I have come up with some awesome units and we're excited to teach them.