Thursday, September 5, 2013

First Week : What I Love about 5th Grade

Although, I might have needed a few more days prior to the arrival of students to complete some special education paperwork and meetings, this year is off to a Fantastic start!

First of all, I must brag and say that "I have the best group of students EVER!!!" These fifth graders are so eager to learn!

I truly believe that teaching 5th grade is really my passion.   With that said, here are the Top 5 Reasons I love 5th Grade:

Top 5 Reasons I Love 5th Grade

  1.  The students are capable enough to mange things alone (i.e. blowing noses, using the
  2. Students get my quirky jokes and sarcasm.. (I don't care what you call me-Just not late for Lunch!)  I recently got married and the students keep using my previous last name- Plus 'Bartschi' is a bit tricky for students with speech difficulties and it has been proven difficult for many adults also. Like I said Don't call me late for lunch or recess!
  3. Students are dreamers and problem solvers.
  4. Students are still excited about new ideas.
  5. They are great at having conversations.
Bonus #6  The 5th Grade Teaching Team ROCKS!

Wishing you a year of great progress and success! 

Tuesday, September 3, 2013

First Day of 5th Grade

As the first day of school comes to an end, I can't help but reminisce about my fifth year in grade school!

I really hate to take ownership of this yearbook photo from 5th grade...YIKES! My husband has cautioned me about posting this photo.  He thinks someone might use it as some form of blackmail in the future. lol He sure is silly!! ;)

Wishing everyone a very happy and successful school year!