Well friends, I am now teaching the 6th grade. My school asked me to switch grades in January, so here I am. I consented to leave my cute little Kindergarteners with the consolation of even more hugs when I pass them in the hall (which has proved true...nothing like a mob of 6-year olds to make you feel like a celebrity). I'm loving my new students and look forward to many more witty comments and discussions on the similarities between Gandalf and Merlin.
It's been a bittersweet move for me. When I was looking for a job I never dreamed I'd be teaching younger than 4th grade, so when I got offered a position in Kindergarten I was a little apprehensive. That said, I never could have expected how much I would love it! Teaching them was such a joy. I really loved my students. Then, when they asked if I would be willing to move, I was so conflicted! Here I was, being offered a position in 6th grade, the grade I always wanted to teach...but how could I say goodbye to those sweet little children? It was hard, but I did it. I just feel so lucky to get to experience both grades this year before we make our move. Kindergarten to sixth grade...what an adventure.