Last year, my two teammates were departmentalized and shared students. One person taught ELA & Social Studies and the other taught Math & Science. Then, they'd switch students. At the end of the day, they'd bring everyone together for P.E. It didn't work out well because they had different management styles and the rules/expectations were completely different in both classes. Anyway, by the end of the year, they were barely on speaking terms and decided to go back to self-contained this school year. It was like witnessing a bad breakup. They went from being besties to having a strained relationship. It was awful to watch. I hope this year is better. It's only the three of us in 5th grade.