Thursday, May 17, 2012


In my own elementary years, you knew who the teachers were in each grade.  You could be in Kindergarten and say, "I can't wait to get Mrs. X in third grade."  You knew that teacher would be there when you got to that grade.
In my current school, that is not the case.  Every year there are a number of changes at every grade level.  Teachers are sometimes moved if they've been in one place too long - no matter if you have become a pro at the grade.  Teachers are broken up from friends if they are too tight - no matter if you work as a great team at the grade.  Teachers are left even if they request a change - no matter if they have good reason for needing a change.  Teachers are moved while on maternity leave with no ability to come pack their own rooms.  
I am happy with my expected move to 2nd grade.  I was only in 2nd for two years before being bumped back to 1st grade.  I was loving all I could do with those older guys and at two years in the grade, I was finding a nice groove.  
So I look forward to a fresh new year, despite having to pack and move my room again. UGH!  Well, at least it makes me clean house!

What happens at your school?  Do teachers stay put?  Do teachers get moved around?  I'd love to hear from you.

I'll have to change the name of my site, too!