Hi Everyone, I am so happy to be here. I am excited to learn from other teachers and also share my knowledge. This is my 8th year teaching and I love working with my first graders. They are fabulous students. Teaching students how to read is a joy for me. I however have a problem. I switched schools in my district because there was a lot of negativity, bullying, and I just plain needed a new perspective/start. I like the idea of not staying in the same mindset. Now, however, I am faced with a team (there are 3 of us) that I am trying so hard to understand. I came from a team that discussed teaching themes and ideas verses programs like Houghton Mifflin and Words Their Way. My new team originally wanted us to all plan and do the same thing????? Well I don't understand this. My philosophy is that I don't see how this is good for students. We all have unique classes along with strengths and weaknesses as teachers. Anyway, I'm new I don't want to buck the system and be labeled hard to work with. I have mentioned to my teammates that we should be adding the standards to to our plans and we have done this because I look them up. Also, one teacher wantsto break up the planning. I don't consider this team planning and it seems like we just complain about each others individual plans so???? What would you do if you were me???? I don't want to lose my team by being difficult because the stress of a team that can't get along can be bad for students too. I saw that at my previous school. O yeah one of my teammates only tells me what she dislikes about our other teammates planning but when she is around her she says nothing and I feel like shes putting me in the hot seat when I ask us to focus on the common core standards.