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I am currently a student in a MAT K-6 program and am unsure about what grade I would like to teach. I would like to be at a grade level that still enjoys coming to school and is still excited over activities. I have considered first or second grade, but really enjoy the criteria at the fourth/fifth grade level. If anyone with experience could give me any information on your fifth grade experience I would greatly appreciate it! Thank you so much!
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  • ny/5 I taught 6th grade for 6 years and have been in 5th for the past 6 years. I enjoyed 6th grade because the curriculum is interesting, the literature is great and the students are independent. What I didn't like about it was the pre-teen attitud...See More
    Feb 4, 2011
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  • Heather Wilson Thank your for your insight. That excitement to learn is what I am looking forward to. I know that students at even younger levels are excited, but it is a different interaction than with 9 and 10 year olds. Although 4th and 5th graders are not ...See More
    Feb 8, 2011
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  • Ana I absolutely adore working with my tweens every day. They are old enough to accomplish so many standards, but young enough to enjoy the idea of being at school. Prior to teaching fifth grade, I taught at the primary level for ten years. Although the...See More
    Feb 8, 2011
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  • Julie I have taught every elementary grade, and by far, 5th is my favorite. Although each class is different, I find they still enjoy school. A sense of humor is very important. My students love any kind of group work and projects. I have begun to ...See More
    Feb 11, 2011
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  • WilsonH87 Thank you Ana for taking the time to respond to my post. I appreciate you sharing your experiences with me. Your insight of "mothering" the students was valuable to me, because I want to teach more than I want to spend my day mothering...See More
    Feb 16, 2011
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