Let the fun begin!
I’m teaching grade 3 next year. A straight 3 as far as I know. Things could change once we reorganize in September but for now it’s grade 3. Last year I had a 2/3 but I didn’t start it until February when I returned back to work from maternity leave with my youngest, William. The group I had of 2/3’s were amazing. It says a lot about the teacher who was covering my leave actually. But on their own they were just really caring, kind and enthusiastic. I have many of the 2’s again in my 3 and I’m looking forward to spending the year with them once more.
I taught grade 3 a few years ago and I have to admit it was not my best year. For whatever reason the kids and I did not gel and they did not gel with one another. We lacked cohesion. Don’t get me wrong individually we were all fine but together we just did not fit. That experience unfortunately has left a negative grade 3 impression in my mind so I’m looking forward for this year to change that.
I’m currently working on my long range plans for this year while William sleeps and Keelyn watches Stella and Sam. Luckily my long range plans from before were developed by a great team of grade 3 teachers (there was 6 of us) so I have a good base now I can just infuse the 21st Century skills into it!