Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Change is good, right?

At the beginning of the school year, my husband was offered a new position at work that requires us to relocate. So I am sad to say that I am leaving my current school and my fabulous team. Change is hard, but I don't want my children to grow up afraid to try new things, so off we go on a new adventure!

I'm excited to say that I've been hired at a new school. I'll be teaching a new grade level and a new content area! Next year I will be teaching fourth grade math and science. I am excited but so nervous! Math was my least favorite subject as a child but after teaching third grade math, I can honestly say it makes so much more sense to me now. I love teaching hands-on and using manipulatives. And I love science. The investigations we did in third grade were so much fun....making roller coasters to test forces, testing what material would make the best raincoat, and figuring out what material cleans up an oil spill the best. I am looking forward to new adventures next year!

So as I sit here among 40 boxes of school things in my living room, I'm starting to prepare again...but this time not for reader's notebooks, but now for math notebooks. Stay tuned for new posts but all about math now instead of reading and writing. I'll keep up the old content because those seem to be popular hits on pinterest.

1 comment:

  1. Hi, Mrs. Hamilton! I am so glad I came across your blog. I am a new fourth grade teacher and this has been an amazing resource for me as I plan for next year. I am planning on following your units of study for reading and writing next year and was wondering if you could give a short list of lessons that you teach in the first few units of both. I know you are busy with your movie and planning for your own school year, but I would really appreciate the help. Thanks, Alley