I am excited to read your posts! I have taught 5th grade for 3 years, but when my school suddenly closed last year I found myself having difficulty getting a job. Less than a week before school started, I received an offer to teach a 3rd/4th combined class, so I am learning 2 new sets of standards, as well as juggling the 2 groups since there is not a single time in my day where I have only one group. It's challenging, but keeps me on my toes!
What a great attitude! My strategy for the first 4 days of school is to do everything as a class. While it may seem a "waste" of time to some, it really pays off 10 fold later on. Looking forward to hearing how your year goes!
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