Note: ALL of the following pictures are from Pins I've pinned to my "The Life of a Teacher Board" on Pinterest. You can find the links to their original homes there.
Some things are true of teaching both 1st and 6th grades:
|Yes, this happens to me, and yes, it happened in both first and sixth grade. And yes, I usually immediately regret this decision. Therefore, I almost always pick partners FOR my students, thereby crushing their hopes and dreams.... ;0)|
|That would be "hand sanitizer" in case you don't know.|
|I loved doing cute and fun science lessons with my first graders. I thought this one about the butterfly life cycle would have been really cute! I am not (and do not want to be) the sixth grade science teacher.|
I like that sixth graders are independent. They don't need me every single second of the day. I like that they can work independently with mostly guidance from me. I like that we can carry on great conversations and that they understand my sarcasm. I do wish they cared a little more about their grades, and that I didn't worry they may call me nasty names behind my back when they're unhappy with me. But overall, I am truly happy to be preparing these students to head off to junior high.