Sixth grade ROCKS!
I am really excited about being with 6th graders, I think they are
really cool people! When I started teaching 12 years ago I thought 6th
graders were big and mean. It's true that most of them are bigger than
me, especially the girls thanks to that growth spurt, but they aren't
mean at all! After teaching fourth grade for so long, it's nice to
finally have student who get my jokes!
Johnson is a great place to be. Giving the 5th and sixth graders
their own "place" has been a huge success in my opinion. The teachers
here are warm, wonderful people, the kids are amazing, and the other
people we see here every day are helpful, respectful, and kind. We are
truly blessed to be here with each other, for each other, every day.
My class is a self-contained sixth grade class. That means that my
students stay with me for all subjects, except of course "specials" like
gym, art, music, library, etc. There are a few reasons for this. First,
there is an odd number of 6th grade classes, so someone
had to do it! No, really it is simply because I enjoy being with one
group of kids all day. I believe it is easier to create a warm. loving.
supportive family environment when we all stay together. I think it is
disruptive, at times, to pack up and move to another class. Also, this
way I have more flexibility in scheduling throughout the day.