Ok, I teach in a school that departmentalizes starting in 3rd grade. We teach in teams of two. My principal is letting our grade decide how we want to divide or teach the social studies. The way it has been taught in the past is that one teacher did the Math and the Science and the other teacher did the ELA and Social studies, however this last year they felt that with all of the writing that is being incorporated into all subjects they had a hard time covering everything as well as they once had. It was suggested that the Math/Science take on the Social Studies and that the ELA would do all of the reading and language but would also cover the writing in depth and incorporate all of the subjects into the writing. As the Math/Science/Social Studies teacher I would teach Math everyday but split the Social Studies up somehow either by day, week or topic. I am curious how other schools divide or departmentalize at the earlier grades? What has worked and what has not worked? Thank you for all of your help. This will be my first year in 3rd grade coming from 2 years in first grade and 13 years in middle school.