I am moving from 7/8 to 5/6! I am so excited. I've been talking about it for a year now and last Thursday was asked by my admin if I wanted to do it for next year. I have to admit, when it finally became real I got scared. I LOVE LOVE LOVE my team and I really love 8th grade. The only grade I don't care for is 7th.
When thinking about the big picture, it will be a really good change for my school. The current 5/6 teacher is too abstract and will be so much better with 7/8.
I am really looking forward to getting back to the basics. I am so sick of kids coming to me with a fear of fractions and long division.
I would appreciate any tips or tricks for this age level!!!