July Blogging Challenge -Day 4Have to admit the blogging challenge is hard, especially in summer and I am off. I do not regret starting it though, and one of things I'm enjoying the most is reading all of the other bloggers blogs.
My take on the #5Things will be the 5 things I'm looking forward to this year.
#1. 5th graders!!! I've only ever taught 7th and 8th graders and maybe I'm being naive, but I'm looking forward to having some sweet little 11 year olds for a change. Now I'm sure there are some teachers out there laughing hysterically at this, but I can't help but think 11 year old kids have to be a tad bit better than 13 year olds. Its not like I am clueless, I do have a 10 year old son and a 16 year old daughter. Now I have to admit, I have had the easiest time with my daughter, but even I saw the difference in her attitude during those years. I've always believed kids lose their mind in 7th grade so I am excited to teach them before that happens. Although I'm sure my new 6th graders are going to be a handful as well.
#2 Using one of these for my calculators!