What grade would you like to teach (ideally)?

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  1. katrinkakat

    katrinkakat Connoisseur

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    I have taught K for 3 years and pre K (Head Start) for 7. Next year I will be moved to 1st or 3rd probably. I'm hoping for 1st. I like the youngest kids. :) My favorite part of teaching is getting them excited about reading and books. I also LOVE art and creativity. :D
     
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    My favourite grade is SECOND!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
  3. ginac

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    2nd grade

    My favorite age!!! I love watching them develop as young readers and most of them are still pretty innocent. Of course, this year I have a very, very antsy group!!
     
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    I LOVE 1st Grade...I currently teach 2nd grade...taught 1st for 3 years
     
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    Second grade is the best for me; I just love my job!

    When I am way overdue for retirement, and all you eager, young teachers are impatiently waiting to take over my position, you'll have to carry my white-haired, toothless, wrinkled old body out of my classroom kicking and screaming. I want to keep teaching this grade for as long as I am effective.:thumb:
     
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    I like teaching 4th grade. I would like to continue to teach 4th grade or 5th or 6th.
     
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    This is exactly how I feel!
     
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    I teach 3rd and love it. I am really hoping that I get to stay for a long time. I thought in the beginning that I wanted to move up, but have since decided that I love 3rd.
     
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    Love it! Me, too!:lol:
     
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    I love Kindergarten and 1st grade. Right now I am teaching 2nd, and hopefully next year I'll be either in K5 or 1st. I love doing the silly songs, and the arts and crafts. My second graders think that singing is "babyish" and act like they are dying if they have to color anything! *sigh*
     
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    Ideally, 5th. (If it's a school with an effective discipline policy and admin support, etc)---Too much testing though (Writing, Science, EQT, SAT, ARMT and maybe some others)

    Realistically, 2nd would be my choice.
     
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    :yeahthat:
    Does this school exist? If it does, I choose 5th, too.

    Even if it doesn't, I still choose 5th. Love that they are still kids and want to please, but are old enough to laugh with!
     
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    I taught 5th for a year and this is my second year teaching 2nd. I student taught in middle school. I liked all of it!

    I do think 2nd is where I'll stay, though. I really really like it! =)
     
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    Ideally, I would like to be a high school English teacher, a reading teacher or a Special Ed teacher. I found last year when I was teaching 2nd and 3rd grade that I really didn't like being an elementary classroom teacher!
     
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    I've always loved 5th and thought that was the perfect grade. But I've been working with kinders this spring and adore them. So now I won't box myself in. And at my current school, I'll be co-teaching 1-5 next year, so I'll have the WHOLE range!!!!
     
  16. JaimeMarie

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    Oops I answered this question already.
     
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