Just out of curiosity, are any of you fellow 5th grade teachers also in a middle school? Or, if you're in an elementary school, are you departmentalized? This is my first year teaching 5th grade and we're in the middle school site of a prek-8 charter school. I'll be teaching reading to my homeroom and writing to all of the 5th graders (4 classes). It's pretty uncommon to have 5th grade in a middle school around here, though so I'm just curious about how things work other places.