My school has a bunch of changes happening this upcoming school year. It wasn't the plan for us to have so many balls in the air, so to speak, but fifth grade is getting hit the hardest with changes. Here's what's happening: --Switching from a 7, 55 min. period schedule to a 5, 75 min period schedule --Fifth grade is switching from a 4 person team to two 2 person teams which means we will all be teaching an additional subject that we weren't teaching last year. --We have a new 5th grade teacher (my partner). --The other 5th grade team will be co-teaching with a sp.ed. teacher. --We have a new standards based (4,3,2,1 system) report card K-5. --We have a new benchmarking system being administered by an outside company. --We will have a new middle school principal, but interviews are still being conducted, so we don't know who this person will be. :unsure: We're excited to get started and have been meeting all summer trying to get things in order, but now that it's getting closer, we're all starting to freak out a little bit! There are just a few too many adjustments to make in such a short time.