Planning for a new grade..

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    I was wondering how those of you that have changed grade levels went about planning. I need to know where to focus first. I know there is so much to do. What would your strategy be?
     
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    I would talk to my grade-level team FIRST. (Does your grade level have a team leader?)

    My team helped me a LOT when I went from fourth to third.
     
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    HA! That's funny to me because I will be part of the first third grade team at my school, so I guess I kinda am the team leader. Our school system recently reorganized from a Pre-k-4, 5th and 6th, 7th and 8th, and 9-12th setup. We are now Pre-K-5, 6-8, 9-12. So I am new at this and everyone else is too. My school used to be a 5th and 6th grade school.

    I've already got a theme, pacing guides, and a million I want to do that! ideas. I am used to only teaching Science and Social Studies so Reading and Math will be a somewhat new arena for me.
     
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    Oh, no -- in that case, I'd say run for the hills :lol:
     
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    Ahhhh!!!!
     
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    Actually, why not get together with the other teachers on your grade-level team? It might be a good idea to have a "what we need/want/expect" brainstorming conversation about major components, such as curriculum, etc. Make lists, take notes.

    Then move from there. Would that be feasible for you?
     
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    It depends on the grade you'll be teaching.

    When I taught K and 1, I found tons of mailrings, message boards, books and resources. With the older grades, I worked more with the teachers in my school.

    Good luck with your new grade level! Change is good.
     

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