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! 


  1. I love you Jen! You rock and you will do awesome this year because you are a true star and class act. I will always be here for you. :) JH

    1. Thanks Jen! I'm really going to miss you (tears)! It really makes sense now, you're our Mama Bear and now you'll be with the babies doing what you do best! I'm here for you as well. Love ya lots!