With the start of 2014 I will have said goodbye to 7th grade Texas History and start teaching 8th grade U. S. History. I am a bit nervous about this change due to the fact that I have not taught 8th grade since 2005. This will be an adjustment for the 7th grade students I leave behind and the 8th grade students I will greet on January 7th, not to mention for myself and the teacher who will be moving into my spot in 7th grade.
Things happen for a reason, I was asked to do this for several solid reasons, and as an educator I will always step up to the plate and do what is in the best interest of the students I serve. So with the new year I look forward to the experience of once again teaching 8th grade and all that will bring my way. I am praying for a successful experience as I try to challenge and enhance the educational experience of the students I will encounter over the next five months. I hope that through hard work, dedication, and effort on their part and my own that we will ROCK the STAAR and their scores will reflect all the blood, sweat, and tears that will go into preparing them for what is to come.
Wish me luck in this new chapter in my teaching career.