Saturday, May 30, 2015

Big Changes for 2015-2016

I still have one week of 2014-2015 school year,  but like everyone, plans have been made for next school year. 

I am officially moving to 3rd grade!!! 

Yes, from 6th to 3rd. And yes, I am freaking a little. 

A few weeks back, we had a shift in principals for two of our three elementaries. My boys' school had one of the changes. The assistant principal moved up to be principal and she called me to come down to 5th grade. 

I was in! 
Both of my kids will be there next year and I have wanted to go to school with them, so this was perfect timing! I'm happy where I am though, so leaving is not as easy as it would have been a few years back. 

For those of you have haven't been long time readers, I spent 17 years in elementary before my adventure into sixth the past four years.

This week though, I was told it might be 3rd grade, not 5th. Honestly, I was not happy. Moving from 6th to 5th isn't that big of a deal. But 6th to 3rd?? Eeek! They will seem like such babies. 
I also found out that another co worker of mine is going to the same school and also 3rd grade. We were chatting about the move and the changes and our fears and such. 

We have both actually taught elementary before, so we know it will be fine, but its change and everyone fears change. 
After some talking back and forth, we agreed to team teach. She will do reading and social studies and I will do math and science. I was fine with doing all subjects again and I think she was too, but we know each other and our styles and with so many changes, we thought why not? 

So next year, I will be a 3rd grade math and science teacher!

Hodges Herald will still remain a school blog of course, shifting a bit. 

My store will get some new additions, but I will continue upper elementary and 6th grade materials. I have tons more I want to create and share. 

Heading back to my roots I guess... 

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  1. Wow!! That is quite a change, but you will be super!! My children went to school where I taught all through their elementary years, had a break from me during their middle school years, and then went to high school where my husband taught! Now that they are young adults I asked them how they felt about that! They said it was awesome and they wouldn't have changed it for the world! I can't wait to hear about your new adventures in 3rd grade!


  2. Ahhh so exciting!! Yay! I moved from 5th to 2nd this year, and it was hard at first. Just the lack of independence was the thing I found the hardest. Can't wait to hear your adventures!!
    Learning to be awesome