Changing Grade Levels...I Need Advice

Stephanie - posted on 04/09/2009 ( 2 moms have responded )

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I have been teaching second grade for the past seven years. I am always up for new teaching experiences and challenges. Because of this I have accepted a position teaching sixth grade next school year. I am extremely nervous and need advice; especially since I have a newborn and a three year old at home!

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Michelle - posted on 04/09/2009

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If this is a whole new school it might be a little more challenging to adjust.  This is my first year in a new school at the same grade level.  I was nervous at first but everyone was so welcoming and accepting that I soon felt right at home.  My suggestion is that you try to stay as orgainized as possible.  Write down tasks to complete and work on accomplishing those tasks one at a time.  Try to still remember your family is always first priority.  Whatever isn't finished right away can wait.  It will take some time to adjust to change.  You have plenty of time to learn from your mistakes next year.  Congrats!  Transition is hard but change always helps us grow.  May everything work out well for you and your family!  Be blessed!

Denise - posted on 04/09/2009

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Sixth grade may be a great transition for you being the mom of two kids-one being a newborn. Sixth graders are easier than 2nd graders. They are more independent and require less attention than the older kids.  Enjoy it-you will love being able to talk to them as adults and not little babes.



 

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