Am I smarter than a 5th grader?
Well, the official “Looping” letter went home with my 4th graders today reminding them of their opportunity they have to continue with me as their teacher for 5th grade next year. I love my kiddos and am really excited to keep a group of students for two whole school years. I can’t imagine all of the benefits. The only thing I am nervous about is changing grade levels. I’ve always only been a 4th grade teacher. Will I be smarter than a 5th grader? (remember that TV show)
The saving grace is I am also team teaching with a teacher this year that is looping with me to 5th grade next year and she is formerly a 5th grade teacher. This also means that she will be teaching all of the ELA and I will only have to teach the Math, Science and SS for 5th grade. Working with a new group of teachers will be great I am sure. Bring on the challenge and let’s hope for the best!! If you have any advice for looping with a class, let me know!