Happy Tuesday, y'all! Today's Teacher Tidbit Tuesday topic is Your Teaching History. I'm going to share what the past 10 years have looked like for me :)

For the first four years of my teaching career, I taught first grade. I shared my lower elementary adventures over on my very first blog, Life in First Grade

After four years of teaching 6 and 7 year olds, I decided I needed a change and I requested to move to an upper elementary position. When I requested it, I was thinking 4th grade, but I ended up in 5th. Even though it was my decision to change grades, I was so nervous about teaching 11 year olds. All throughout college, whenever we had a choice in what grade level we did a project on or any practicum placements that we got to pick the grade, I always picked 1st or 2nd grade. 2nd was my dream grade. In fact, once I got assigned a 5th grade science practicum and I had to create a lesson. I was sooooo nervous about it being 5th grade. I hated all things upper elementary. Now, I can't imagine going back and teaching a lower grade. For me, the move was wonderful. 

So now I'm about to enter my 6th year of teaching 5th grade. Upper elementary life is great. I'm departmentalized, so I only teaching ELA, while my coworkers teach math, science, and history. The biggest drawback to this is that time is a greater factor, but I love teaching only one subject. If you want to hear more about what my days/weeks look like, just let me know! :)

That's it for today's Teacher Tidbit Tuesday post. Here's what topics are coming up. 

Your Teaching History (this post)

Your Summer Rountine

Favorite Instagrammers

Classroom Design Plan

Top 10 Favorite Movies

Favorite Phone Apps

Happy List

Fictional Character Role Models

Workspace Must Haves

What's in Your Teacher Bag?