What a week! 5th and 6th grade is such a different experience. So far I'm really happy and optimistic about the school year. The only trouble I'm having right now is getting my little 5ths used to their lockers!
I have about 12 combinations memorized right now from doing them the whole week. Then they take FOREVER getting their stuff and forgetting things after they've finished.
I know its only the first week and I have to be patient with them, but this is killing me! They took 18 minutes out of my math class on Thursday, it was a nightmare.
Today we got out of school 15 minutes late because they couldn't get it together. I know one problem that I have that the other 5th grade homeroom teacher doesn't have is that my lockers are stacked in three's and hers are in twos. This means only 6 of mine can go at a time and 9 of hers can go.
I've got my timer set and they are only allowed 2 minutes, which should be 6 minutes for my whole class. I'm really hoping they get faster with practice!