Decisions: 5th to 3rd

This is really for me, but I decided to go ahead and post it. My boss told me today that he was going to have a 3rd and 4th grade position open for next year. He’s planning on opening those up to the faculty for anyone who feels like changing grades. I told him I would think about it. I’ve been thinking before he even mentioned it, wondering if that’s something I should do. So these are the pro/cons for if I were to move from 5th to 3rd:


  • less students
  • no writing test
  • less grading
  • more flexibility
  • can do centers and ‘fun’ stuff
  • less disrespect
  • won’t have to deal with a lot of other daily ‘garbage’
  • Cons

  • different coworkers
  • won’t get to have Ms. B as a teacher aide
  • won’t get to work as a team
  • no ‘fun’ day
  • I won’t get to teach a coworker’s daughter
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    One Response to Decisions: 5th to 3rd

    1. Oma Flinger says:

      Personally, I like 3rd graders and wouldn’t trade them for anything but you do what your heart tells you.

      Go observe them just to refresh if you need to and get a visual of you standing there.

      Good luck on whatever you decide.

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