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What advice would you give someone moving from teaching 1st grade to 4th grade? I'm looking for any and all advice and tips! Super excited but nervous at the same time. Thanks in advance!!!

May 22, 2017 8:27am

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    • Jun 30, 2017 3:10pm

      There is a blog post from a teacher who switched grades (opposite of you - older to younger) that may have some good insight for you.

      My best advice is to buddy up with another 4th grade teacher, especially one who has been doing it for a few years and work together as much as possible and/or ask him/her to be your mentor.

      Good luck! I'm sure you will be great! You already must have a ton of patience if you are coming from teaching 1st grade :)

      • Jul 1, 2017 8:03am
        The Responsive Classroom website has excellent resources and ideas. I have changed grade levels on average every 4 years due to grade level bubbles. Using the books Yardsticks, The First Six Weeks of School, and the RC website are all incredibly helpful when making a transition like this.

        • Aug 17, 2017 3:26pm

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