I see that there are many new to 6th grade teachers here. This board has not always been the most active, but if it starts being busier, I will check in more often (I am usually in the Lounge!)

Why don't we do a roll call and get to know each other a little?

Years teaching:
Years teaching 6th:
Departmentalized or self-contained:
If departmentalized, what subject(s) do you teach?
State:
Previous experience:

Years teaching: almost 8 (started midyear)
Years teaching 6th: two years (this will be my third year)
Departmentalized or self-contained: departmentalized
If departmentalized, what subject(s) do you teach? Language Arts
State: NJ (live in NY, teach in Jersey)
Previous experience: subbed, taught for almost 5 years in a Catholic school (5th grade), moved midyear to public, 8th grade, for half a year, then was moved to 6th, which I love and where I am now.

Years teaching:going into my 6th
Years teaching 6th:this will be the third
Departmentalized or self-contained:self contained, private school
If departmentalized, what subject(s) do you teach?
State: ky
Previous experience: RN for 15 years, youth ministry for almost 20. I subbed for a year and half at my school and led the after school program for a year before going into my own classroom. I have taught 1/2, 3 and 5/6, 6.

5th year teaching
1st year in 6th
Departmentalized (part of Middle school 6-8)
Teaching 6th ELA and SS
CA
Prior career was nonprofit fundraising/grants/program development
Prior teaching experience was elementary - 4 and 3/4

I'm out of the classroom this year, but will still come by this board to offer advice/ideas to those who are posting.

Years teaching: 16
Years teaching 6th: 5
Departmentalized or self-contained: deparmentalized
If departmentalized, what subject(s) do you teach? 3 math/science 2 reading/ss
State: NC
Previous experience:I've taught everything from pre-school to 6th. I've also was a travel agent for 8 years (?). Not as glamorous as one thinks!

Years teaching: 18
Years teaching 6th: 17
Departmentalized or self-contained: deartmentalized
If departmentalized, what subject(s) do you teach? 3 SS, my own reading and language. I also have the inclusion students in my room.
State:OH
Previous experience:1yr in 5th, 1yr rdg tutor, and 1/2yr spec ed (long term sub)

Years teaching: 26
Years teaching 6th:23 (not all in the same school)
Departmentalized or self-contained:departmentalized
If departmentalized, what subject(s) do you teach? ELA and SS
State:NY (tammynj- I think you live kind of near me)
Previous experience: grades 4-6 ELA and admin. in VT

Years teaching: 20
Years teaching 6th: 2
Departmentalized or self-contained: dept
If departmentalized, what subject(s) do you teach? ELA
State: AZ
Previous experience: special ed, 7/8

Years teaching:10 1/2
Years teaching 6th:5
Departmentalized or self-contained:Semi self contained on block sched
If departmentalized, what subject(s) do you teach?
State:OK
Previous experience:a semester of 2nd, 5 yrs in 5th, 5yrs in 6th

Years teaching: Starting my 22nd year
Years teaching 6th: 4
Departmentalized or self-contained: Departmentalized
If departmentalized, what subject(s) do you teach? English and History
State:CA
Previous experience:16 1/2 years teaching elementary

Years teaching: 12 years
Years teaching 6th: 7th year
Departmentalized or self-contained: Departmentalized
If departmentalized, what subject(s) do you teach? Science
Previous experience: Taught in a private preschool 5 years, 5 years 4th grade, 1 month 3rd grade, 2 months 5th grade

Years teaching: 11 years
Years teaching 6th:this will be my first
Departmentalized or self-contained:midschool - departmentalized
If departmentalized, what subject(s) do you teach?Math
Previous experience:I've taught both 2nd and 4th grades - mostly 4th

Years teaching: New k-8 license this year.
Years teaching 6th: This will be my first, I did a 13 week long term substitute in 6th grade this past January through April.
Departmentalized or self-contained: Self-contained am/pm split I will teach science, math, and writing

If departmentalized, what subject(s) do you teach?

Previous experience: I taught gifted talented and coordinated the school's volunteer teachers for 3 years. Substitute taught only k-8 for 8 years. Taught music 1-6th grade departmentalized and two classes of self-contained special ed. 1 moderate, 1 severe, all of these for 5 years.

Departmentalized or self-contained:
departmentalized

If departmentalized, what subject(s) do you teach?
Social Studies. In 6th grade, that's prehistory through Renaissance for me. I also teach 7th and 8th grade American History.

State:
Virginia

Previous experience: Mortgage banking 3 years. SAHM 12 years. I've also taught 6th science, 6th RLA, and I've done one year as a gifted resource (6-8) teacher too but didn't like the resource room.

Years teaching: 9 starting year 10!
Years teaching 6th: 5 (one year break in there for 2nd)
Departmentalized or self-contained: departmentalized
If departmentalized, what subject(s) do you teach? social, science, reading
State: NY
Previous experience: taught first three years SpEd (middle school)

Years teaching: 10
Years teaching 6th: first one!
Departmentalized or self-contained: self-contained
State/Province: British Columbia, Canada
Previous experience: Mostly grade 5, but also 4th, 3rd and 2nd. Taught French to 7th.

Years teaching: 18 years
Years teaching 6th: 4 and three months
Departmentalized or self-contained: Departmentalized If departmentalized, what subject(s) do you teach? Math
State: North Carolina
Previous experience: Elementary 4th and 5th

Years teaching: 18
Years teaching 6th: 7
Departmentalized or self-contained: departmentalized
If departmentalized, what subject(s) do you teach? math
State: Il
Previous experience: 5th

I hope everyone has a great year and we keep talking, because it helps me so much. I love bouncing ideas off everyone, venting, and of course, "borrowing" from others and letting others get stuff from me. Thanks for calling the roll.

Years teaching: Nine
Years teaching 6th: This will be my first
Departmentalized or self-contained: Departamentalized
If departmentalized, what subject(s) do you teach?: Math
State: FL
Previous experience: 3rd, 4th, 5th grade self-contained, 3rd, 4th, 5th reading specialist, k-6 science specialist, math/science club, robotics

Great idea! I would love to see this board become more active!

Years teaching: This will be my 10th.
Years teaching 6th: 9
Departmentalized or self-contained: Self-Contained, but will be teaching two sections of math this year and no science/social studies
If departmentalized, what subject(s) do you teach?
State:Nebraska
Previous experience: I taught 6th for 2 years, then got talked into Kindergarten for a year-never again! :-). Then back to 6th!

Years teaching: Entering my 6th year
Years teaching 6th: Entering my 3rd, but not consecutively
Departmentalized or self-contained: Departmentalized
If departmentalized, what subject(s) do you teach? Math
State:PA
Previous experience: I've taught math in 6th, 7th, and 8th grade. My first two years, I taught 6th grade math and 8th grade Pre-Algebra in a middle school building. The past three years I taught 7th grade math in the same middle school. Now, due to budget cuts, I am headed back to teach 6th grade math in the brand new school in the district, which houses grades 4-6.

I am looking forward to starting fresh this year, and I am excited to be back with the 6th graders...they are my favorite of the grades I've taught so far! I am looking forward to finding some great ideas on this teacher forum, as I am new to ProTeacher!

Years teaching: this is my 2nd
Years teaching 6th: first year!
Departmentalized or self-contained: self contained
If departmentalized, what subject(s) do you teach?
State:Utah
Previous experience: Last year I taught fourth grade.

Years teaching: 15
Years teaching 6th: 7
Departmentalized or self-contained: Both --Exceptionl Ed.
If departmentalized, what subject(s) do you teach? Inclusion Math, Pull-out Reading & Langugage Arts, support Science & Social Studies
State: TN
Previous experience: All teaching related grades K-8 in multiple states

Years teaching: 20
Years teaching 6th: second year (actually it's 1/2 6th and 1/2 5th)
Departmentalized or self-contained: Departmentalized
If departmentalized, what subject(s) do you teach? ELA and SS

Previous experience: 19 years of primary grades K-2

Years teaching: starting my 16th year
Years teaching 6th: starting my 5th
Departmentalized or self-contained: self-contained
If departmentalized, what subject(s) do you teach?
State: MI
Previous experience: 7th/8th grade for four years; preschool for four years; kindergarten for two years; and one year teaching math in alternative ed high school

Years teaching: 26
Years teaching 6th: 13
Departmentalized or self-contained: Dept.
If departmentalized, what subject(s) do you teach? Social Studies (World Cultures and Geography)
State: Texas
Previous experience: 8th and 6th Lang Arts, 2nd and 5th

Years teaching: almost 1 (I started mid year)
Years teaching 6th: This will be my first time...eek!
Departmentalized or self-contained: Dept.
If departmentalized, what subject(s) do you teach? Language Arts
State: Florida
Previous experience: 11th grade honors and 12th grade

Years teaching:18
Years teaching 6th:just moving into 6th ENGLISH LANGUAGE ARTS TEACHER
Departmentalized or self-containedepartmentalized
If departmentalized, what subject(s) do you teach? IB English Language Arts
State:Michigan
Previous experience:all grades but 5th, including a year of general music

First year teacher
Departmentalized
Reading (we have reading and language arts as separate classes)
Texas
I have been a practicing attorney for the past 8 years, but I am making a career change. I have worked as a substitute teacher in the past.

14 years (grad in '91 . . . stayed home with my kids for 6 years in the middle)
I'm new to 6th this year.
Going back to self-contained this year
Indiana
Have also done k, 1, 2 & 4

Years teaching: 9
Years teaching 6th: 4
Departmentalized or self-contained: departmentalized (math, sci, ss)
If departmentalized, what subject(s) do you teach? Science (now), I've been teaching Social Studies but started out as a Language Arts teacher
State: IL
Previous experience: 2nd career teacher...spent 13 years in radio/tv broadcasting, retail mgmt, and public relations. My first teaching year was at my dream grade level, 4th grade! I happened into a middle school social studies position as a long-term substitute, and I've been in MS/JH ever since. I've also taught at community colleges. I love MS/JH because I enjoy sponsoring clubs (student council, NJHS, scholastic bowl, speech team, and yearbook)!

It was fun to read everyone's experiences. Thanks for the activity!

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Years teaching: Fourteen
Years teaching 6th: One
Departmentalized or self-contained: Departmentalized
If departmentalized, what subject(s) do you teach? Humanities
State: Overseas
Previous experience: I've taught all elementary grades but mostly 3rd, 4th, and 5th.

Years teaching: 17 (this will be my 18th)
Years teaching 6th: 1( this will be my 2nd)
Departmentalized or self-contained: Departmentalized
If departmentalized, what subject(s) do you teach? Science 5-8; Literature 6; Religion 5-6
State: CT
Previous experience:
6 years in 1st, 7 years in 2, 1 year in 3rd, 2 years in K

Years teaching: 0 (I can use all the help I can get!)
Years teaching 6th:0
Departmentalized or self-containedepartmentalized
If departmentalized, what subject(s) do you teach? Social Studies
State: KY
Previous experience: Student Teaching 7th and 8th grade LA and SS. Methods placement in 5th grade LA and SS.

Years teaching: This upcoming year will be my 8th year.
Years teaching 6th: This will be my third year. But not consecutively.
Departmentalized or self-contained: In Ontario, we don't use these terms. In most elementary schools, teachers teach their classes most subjects. So I guess that means self-contained?
If departmentalized, what subject(s) do you teach? I will teach all subjects except for French and the Arts.
State: Province = Ontario
Previous experience: I have also taught grades 5 and 7.

Years teaching: 25
Years teaching 6th: 6
Self-contained usually
This year I have a partner (!) and am teaching math and social studies
MO
Taught 2nd grade, gifted, Title 1 math, Title 1 comm arts

Years teaching: 4
Years teaching 6th: 2 ( this will be my 3rd)
Departmentalized or self-contained: Departmentalized
If departmentalized, what subject(s) do you teach? Reading & Science
State: WV
Previous experience: I ran an after school program for 5 years, then taught in a catholic school for 2 years, and am now going on my 3rd year in public school

Years teaching: 12---starting my 13th in September Years teaching 6th: all 12! I joke that I have been teaching 6th grade since they were born!

Departmentalized or self-contained: semi-departmentalized

If departmentalized, what subject(s) do you teach?
1 section of Reading (isolated from ELA) and four sections of Math

State: NY
Previous experience: This is the first year that we are going to be departmentalized. I used to teach all subjects except SS. My concentration in college was math (with el ed major) and I later earned my K-12 Reading certification. Before teaching, I was a cake decorator at our local grocery store.

Years teaching: 2
Years teaching 6th: Brand new
Departmentalized or self-contained: Departmentalized
If departmentalized, what subject(s) do you teach? Primarily social studies; incorporating writing and reading.
State: Georgia
Previous experience: Taught Pre-K & just finished teaching 3rd grade.

Years teaching: 15
Years teaching 6th:14
Departmentalized or self-contained: Somewhat departmentalized
If departmentalized, what subject(s) do you teach? I teach Math, ELA, and SS
State:VA
Previous experience: I taught 6th grade ELA in a middle school my first 2 years, then moved to 5th self-contained for 1 year, have been in my current position for the last 12 years. We mix the classes up to get the students ready for middle school. Each of us teach ELA to our homeroom, we flexible group for MAth, and then we either teach 2 science or SS.

Why don't we do a roll call and get to know each other a little?

Years teaching: 33
Years teaching 6th: Around 20
Departmentalized or self-contained:This year we are departmentalized
If departmentalized, what subject(s) do you teach? Science/Social Studies/Reading/Language
State: Alabama
Previous experience Reading Title 1 first and second grade, 3,4,5,6, everything, 7, 8, math.

I tend to teach more like an elementary teacher than a middle school teacher. More hands-on projects, group work, cooperative learning, than lecture.

Years teaching: five
Years teaching 6th:three
Departmentalized or self-contained: self-contained
If departmentalized, what subject(s) do you teach?
State: NY
Previous experience: student taught and co-teacher in special education, small group instructor for reading

I also hope that this board becomes more active...

Years teaching: 11
Years teaching 6th: 11
Departmentalized or self-contained: Departmentalized
If departmentalized, what subject(s) do you teach? Social Studies
State: Georgia
Previous experience: 3 of my 11 yrs were 6th grade Language Arts

Years teaching: This will be my 13th year teaching
Years teaching 6th: This will be my 5th year in 6th grade
Departmentalized or self-contained: Departmentalized (essentially...we do it kind of strangely!)
If departmentalized, what subject(s) do you teach? I teach Reading to all 3 classes...then I also teach Writing to my homeroom, and Social Studies to 1 class.
State: California
Previous experience: I taught Special Education for 8 years before moving to general ed 6th grade. In Special Ed, I taught Resource for grades 4-6, I taught a Special Ed preschool class for 4 years, and then taught a life skills class at the high school for 4 years.

Years teaching: (this will be my 19th year)
Years teaching 6th: (starting 11th)
Departmentalized or self-contained: (Departmentalized)
If departmentalized, what subject(s) do you teach? (Spec. Ed - Reading, math, LArts)
State: (IL)
Previous experience: (Early childhood 4 years, 6-8 resource 4 1/2 years)

Years teaching: 12
Years teaching 6th: This will be my 3rd
Departmentalized or self-contained: Departmentalized
If departmentalized, what subject(s) do you teach? Taught ELA and SS, this year just ELA
State: MA
Previous experience: 9 years in 4th grade

Years teaching: This will be my 5th
Years teaching 6th: 3rd
Departmentalized or self-contained: Departmentalized and assist with sped
If departmentalized, what subject(s) do you teach? Science
State: Ohio
Previous experience: 2 years in 6th at a private school, 2 years of math and science in 4th & 5th grade - going back to 6th this year at a new school

Years teaching: 12
Years teaching 6th: 7
Departmentalized or self-contained: Dept.
If departmentalized, what subject(s) do you teach? Reading, Language Arts, Social Studies
State: TX
Previous experience: Everything! 3-8 private school self contained, 9-12 English, 6th GT, ESL, Sp. Ed, Reg. Ed

Years teaching:1.5
Years teaching 6th:1st yr
Departmentalized or self-contained:Self-contained (New Charter School)
If departmentalized, what subject(s) do you teach?
State:AZ
Previous experience:Subbed for 1.5 years in small midwest town. Worked in insurance industry prior and home daycare.

Years teaching: 2
Years teaching 6th: 2
Departmentalized or self-contained: Departmentalized
If departmentalized, what subject(s) do you teach? Math and Science
State: Michigan
Previous experience: Student teaching in fifth grade, many years of teaching fifth grade summer school, assistant teaching a stats class at U of M.

Years teaching: FOUR
Years teaching 6th: FIRST
Departmentalized or self-contained: SELF-CONTAINED
If departmentalized, what subject(s) do you teach?
State: WA
Previous experience: I HAVE WORKED IN 5TH GRADE CLASSROOMS AS A VOLUNTEER AND STUDENT TAUGHT IN A 3/4 SPLIT; BUT FOR THE MOST PART THIS WILL BE MY FIRST PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE WITH INTERMEDIATE STUDENTS.

SO GLAD THERE ARE SO MANY 6TH GRADE TEACHERS HERE WHO I CAN LEARN FROM!

Years teaching: First year!
Years teaching 6th:
Departmentalized or self-contained: Self Contained - Catholic Elementary School
If departmentalized, what subject(s) do you teach? Math and Science
State: Iowa
Previous experience: I was a Teachers Associate for 4 years. I student taught in 3rd & 5th Grade.

Looking for any help, advice, and support! Looking forward to getting to know all of you!

Years teaching: This is my first year!
Years teaching 6th: 0
Departmentalized or self-contained: Self-contained
State: Minnesota
Previous experience: 2 years coordinating Educational Programming at a Boys & Girls Club,
1 year as a para for ECSE, 1 year in a LMC

I am looking forward to finally being a classroom teacher!

Years teaching:13
Years teaching 6th:1
Departmentalized or self-contained: self contained with rotary for ss and science
If departmentalized, what subject(s) do you teach? science
State: Barrie, Ontario
Previous experience:I taught at an International school for 2 years in East Africa, taught in Toronto, and now I am teaqching in Barrie, Ontario. Next year I am teaching grades 6-8 in a special ed class for students with behavioural needs.

Years teaching: 11
Years teaching 6th: 2 years, then went to 5th, now back in 6th
Departmentalized or self-contained: Departmentalized
If departmentalized, what subject(s) do you teach? Reading (will find out in 2 weeks) but assigned as a Science teacher plus Writing
State: IL
Previous experience: gifted 3rd-8th, 3rd, 4th, 5th

Years teaching: As a full time teacher, this will be my first!
Years teaching 6th: Starting my first year here too, of course
Departmentalized or self-contained: Departmentalized
If departmentalized, what subject(s) do you teach? Reading and Language Arts
State: MA
Previous experience: Substitute teaching/maternity leaves and two years as a part-time reading teacher.

I have been reading threads for a few weeks now and I have found some fantastic ideas that I plan on using in my classroom. This is such a great online community and I look forward to sharing with everyone once I get some experience!

Years teaching: 4
Years teaching 6th: 1+
Departmentalized or self-contained: self-contained
If departmentalized, what subject(s) do you teach?
State: WA
Previous experience: Taught 5/6 combo last year and subbed for 3 years with 2 long terms in 6th grade.

Years teaching: 6 years
Years teaching 6th: 3 years
Departmentalized or self-contained: First year self-contained! Departmentalized the past 3 years (Reading & Soc. Studies)
If departmentalized, what subject(s) do you teach?
State: Maryland
Previous experience: 3rd & 4th self contained 5th grade Reading/Soc. Studies

Years teaching: 22
Years teaching 6th: 21
Departmentalized or self-contained: Core: Lit/LA/SS
If departmentalized, what subject(s) do you teach? see above
State: Oregon
Previous experience: first year taught 5th self contained.

Years teaching: 3
Years teaching 6th: this will be my 1st year!
Departmentalized or self-contained: departmentalized
If departmentalized, what subject(s) do you teach? 4 math classes and 1 SS
State: MA
Previous experience: I did a long term sub in 6th grade for a few months before I took a 3rd grade job for 2 years!

Years teaching: 1
Years teaching 6th:
Departmentalized or self-contained: Dep
If departmentalized, what subject(s) do you teach? Social Studies and Science
State:TN
Previous experience: new and learning

Years Teaching: 4
Years in 6th: 4 (also taught 8th for a year)
Departmentalized -- LA/SS
State: CA
Previous experience: subbing all grades (I always loved 2nd grade in addition to 6th)
Stayed home to raise 3 kids, volunteered a lot, Girl Scout leader, etc. I thought I would teach High School, but asked for my student teaching to be in Middle School because I felt called to do so and realized it was the right place for me. Now, I'm at a great school and wouldn't trade teaching 6th.

Years teaching:33 !!
Years teaching 6th: 6
Departmentalized or self-contained:Departmentalized
If departmentalized, what subject(s) do you teach?This year: 3 social studies, 1 Math, 1 Written Language, 1 Reading
State:Idaho
Previous experience:5th grade for 4 years, 1 year 7/8th grade math, 22 years 4th grade

Years teaching: starting year 11
Years teaching 6th: first year!
Departmentalized or self-contained: departmentalized
If departmentalized, what subject(s) do you teach? reading/lang. arts
State: NC
Previous experience:
2nd grade 6 yrs
3rd grade 2 yrs
4th grade 2 yrs

In my county 6th grade is still in elementary school. Any one else in that situation?

Years teaching: starting year 17
Years teaching 6th: first!!!
Departmentalized or self-contained: sort of departmentalized (only 2 teachers for 6th)
If departmentalized, what subject(s) do you teach? ELA, SS
State: NC
Previous experience:
8 1/2 yrs K
1 yr 2nd
3 yrs 3rd
3 yrs AIG
1/2 yr Spec. Ed. PK

Always thought of myself as more of a primary teacher - loved K when I taught that. 6th grade is a big stretch for me but I'm excited, too.

Years teaching: starting year 11
Years teaching 6th: starting my 4th
Departmentalized or self-contained: self-contained (was departmentalized for a couple of years)
If departmentalized, what subject(s) do you teach? reading/lang. arts
State: CA
Previous experience: 2nd Grade (6 years) and 4th Grade (1 year). I've also taught gymnastics classes and was a SAHM for 10 years.

To the pp, my school is an elementary school as well.

Years teaching: 17
Years teaching 6th: 11
Departmentalized or self-contained: Self-contained in a middle school
what subject(s) do you teach? This year; all subjects, plus 2 classes of a double dose remedial math class.
State: OR
Previous experience: I have taught 5, 6, 7, and 8. 6th is definitely my favorite. I teach whatever they tell me to teach, which means I am (?) flexible. I will have between 27 and 35 students and I am looking for PEN PALS!

Years teaching:31
Years teaching 6th:28
Departmentalized or self-contained:departmentalized
If departmentalized, what subject(s) do you teach? Math
State: Arkansas
Previous experience:

QUESTION!? I'm new to this website (because I heard it was so fantastic) is there a way to get notifications when people respond to your post? Or a way to find new information on her?

Years teaching: this will be my 3rd year
Years teaching 6th: 1st year
Departmentalized or self-contained:
If departmentalized, what subject(s) do you teach? (small district!) math, science, social studies, and reading
State:South Dakota
Previous experience: 1 year middle school resource room (while I earned my BA), last year I taught 2nd grade...now jumping back to middle school by request of the school!

I'm looking for to some great sharing this year! Thanks

Years teaching: 6
Years teaching 6th: 4 (but other two were 5th, so very similar)
Departmentalized or self-contained: Dept
If departmentalized, what subject(s) do you teach? Literacy (I also teach 7th)
State: PA -- inner city district
Previous experience: surf shop manager and corporate recruiter

Years teaching: 8
Years teaching 6th: 6
Departmentalized or self-contained: departmentalized - math
State: PA
Previous experience: 1 semester day-to-day sub, 1 semester 7th grade math, 1 year 4th grade, then back to middle school (YAY!) in 6th where I am now

Our school is just making the transition to have 6th grade in the middle school this year. Our 6th graders have been part of the elementary in past years. I was asked to move up to help 6th graders (and veteran staff ) adjust to the transition. It's definitely a change in our extremely small district, but a change for the better!! Do you hear any talk of moving your 6th graders up?

I never knew there were this many 6th grade teachers on PT!

Years teaching: This year will be my 26th year! Wow.

Years teaching 6th: This will be my 7th year.

Departmentalized or self-contained: Departmentalized

If departmentalized, what subject(s) do you teach? English: reading, writing, listening, speaking. We use a Workshop approach.

State: NJ (Like Tammy, I live in NY, teach in Jersey.)

Previous experience: After college, I started teaching 2nd grade in a Catholic School in Manhattan for two years. Then I moved to a Public School in the Bronx and taught 5th grade for 8 years. Through that job, I met a principal who worked in NJ, and he offered me a job. I have been in that district ever since. I started teaching 4th grade, then moved to 3rd, then to 5th, where I stayed until I moved to a middle school in the same district to teach 6th grade English. I liked teaching elementary school, but I really like teaching at the middle school level.

Years teaching: 10
Years teaching 6th: this is my first
Departmentalized or self-contained:departmentalized
If departmentalized, what subject(s) do you teach? science and math
State: CA

Previous experience: I have taught 2nd, 3rd, 4th and 5th all subjects. I was an Accountant prior to teaching. I am looking foward to middle school.