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Big Decision for tomorrow!

Monday, May 26, 2014

OK! I am still weighing all my options between 2nd and 4th grade. My boss has been nicely pressuring me to take the 2nd. grade position. He is really smooching me and I am really torn. emoticon

I love my 4th grade and I do know that the group coming up has lots of problems (learning issues) but they are so independent to a point. I already know the curriculum and I just feel good.

On the other hand 2nd. graders have so much eagerness to learn and please! This group coming up have a great base because the 1st grade teacher is a good teacher. I will have to learn this "hard" curriculum emoticon and get myself ready over the summer.

I am so torn and I must have an answer for tomorrow! My PRO's and Con's list is much longer but I won't bore you with this. Right now they are about even. emoticon emoticon

Help anyone what do I do! emoticon
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  • JAZZEJR
    Well, that is a hard choice. How about just listening to that inner voice, and going with what it tells you!
    1970 days ago
  • LASARRE
    You have to do what feels right to you. What did you decide?
    1972 days ago
  • FLORIDASUN
    Me being a big believer in the great unknown loves breaking new ground. I'd probably take on the 2nd graders...especially as you say.. if they had a great 1st grade teacher.

    It's never too early to have a positive influence on newly developing minds and the younger they are the more open those little sponges are to soaking up new information.

    I'm shocked to witness that sometimes 4th graders can already be pretty callous depending on their life circumstances and they have also had lots of influence on developing some pretty crazy prejudices from the family members around them.

    But you probably already know what you should do...just listen to that tiny little voice inside..it will NEVER steer you wrong my dear friend!

    Hugs and can't wait to hear what decision you've made...either way those students are one lucky BUNCH to have a teacher like you! emoticon emoticon emoticon


    1972 days ago
  • SVELTEWARRIOR
    All I can say is don't let yourself be pressured, go with your heart
    1973 days ago
  • JUSTME29
    It is a big decision, but one that you are lucky to make. At my school the entire elementary staff is going to be shuffled next year, they won't know until July what grades they will be teaching. Maybe the same as they have been maybe something totally different. It will all depend on predicted registration and whether or not a staff member with health problems will be well enough to return. I work in a very small school with a tiny staff and restructuring in the elementary is very common but still not easy.

    I guess like everyone else has said - go with your gut. If your pros and cons truly are even, and your gut is quiet, I guess I'd say make the change. Accommodating your boss when you can is never a bad idea.

    My sparkfriend patsyb7 is making this same move for next year. Maybe she would have some insight for you?
    1973 days ago
  • IMIN2GENES
    Wow! That's a tough choice; but you've got to go with what feels right for you. Sometimes a new challenge is good - but don't let your boss pressure you if it feels wrong. Either way, the school and class will be lucky to have you!
    Chris
    1973 days ago
  • CATHYSFITLIFE
    Go with what your instinct tells you. Don't let the pressure from your principal suede you into something you don't really want to do. On the other hand doing something different might be just what you need and would have fun with. Good luck!
    1973 days ago
  • PCOH051610
    Either grade will be blessed to have you!
    1973 days ago
  • MUSIC2HISEARS
    I agree, go with your gut and your heart. You will do well no matter the decision you make!
    1973 days ago
  • LYNMEINDERS
    All I can say is....Go with your gut and heart....whatever that may be....
    Pressure leads us often down a wrong path....Go with what you feel but don't go with it just because it is comfortable....we all need stretched
    1973 days ago
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