You-Pick First Friday Giveaway!

That’s right! It’s a “You-Pick” First Friday Giveaway. You get to pick the question you’d like to answer. And, if you are the winner of this month’s giveaway, you will also pick your prize—a set of 20 colorful felt tip pens or a set of 20 colorful gel roller pens! 

To enter for a chance to win, simply leave your answer to the question of your choice right here on the blog before midnight, Sunday, July 14

Here are the questions!

  1. How long have you been teaching at your current school?
  2. How many times have you moved classrooms during your teaching career?
  3. What is your favorite grade to teach? Why? (Oops! This is a two-in-one question. Please answer both!)

Sending sunshine your way!

Diane

 


324 thoughts on “You-Pick First Friday Giveaway!

  1. 1. This will be my first year at this school!
    2. I’ve moved 4 times in 5 years! ????
    3. Kindergarten is my favorite because they are so full of life!

    • Ive been teaching for 11 years. Ive moved 5 times! I think im blessed because i teach prek-K through 2nd grade special ed so i get to work with a variety of kiddos with different abilities!

  2. I have moved too many times to count. One year I moved every month with my Kindergarten students. That was the worst! I have been at my current school 20 years and have moved 7 times. W-a-y too many!

  3. Hello!
    I’ve been teaching in my current school for 15 years.
    I have physically moved classrooms 4 times.
    I have taught grades 4-6 and my ABSOLUTE favorite grade would be 6th grade! In my district, our elementary building is K-6 so they are “Big man on campus” and I LOVE this age!
    I LOVE seeing them grow both physically, emotionally, and academically throughout the year. I especially like that fact that I can joke with them and they get my jokes 🙂

  4. 5 years at my current school, moved classrooms 15 times in 33 years, and 2nd grade is best. They’re old enough to wipe their own noses and tie their own shoes, but too young for hormones. High stakes testing doesn’t kick in as seriously until 3rd, which also makes a difference. Ironically, I only taught 2nd for 2 years!

  5. 1. 3 years
    2. 5 times
    3. 5th grade because they have a lot of opinions and they love to share them. Also because I learn a lot from them .

  6. 1. This coming year will be my second year of teaching
    2. Haven’t had to move yet
    3. Middle school ages. They are fun to be around, can joke around with them, and have some great conversations.

  7. 7 years and I have moved rooms /schools 5 times. I love teaching the 3’s because they are able to do so many activities and learn and change so much over the year

  8. This is my 6th year at my school.
    I have never moved classrooms.
    My favorite grade is 4th. They are still curious and want to learn at this age.

  9. 1st grade is my favorite because I love seeing how much my students learn and grow throughout the year.

  10. Starting my 4th year in Pre K, but have been with the district 15 years, 11 years as a Autism Aide. I have never has to move a classroom. And I love Pre K.

  11. I have been at my current school for the past 6 years, will be starting year 7 this year. I have moved classrooms but have had subjects added 3 times. I just love teaching middle schoolers because they are becoming more independent and can advocate for themselves more than elementary students do.

  12. This will be my 2nd year. I have not had to move classrooms, yet! I have only taught 3rd grade and I love this age group. The students still want to please and give hugs, however they are still independent to take care of themselves.

  13. 1. I have been teaching 5 years in current classroom.
    2. Moved only three times in career
    3. 3rd is my favorite because they are still little enough to love you and big enough to tie their shoes and blow their noses (hopefully lol.

  14. I’ve been the director/ lead teacher of my school for 4 years now.
    I haven’t moved my classroom.
    My favorite grade to teach would be either PreK or K because they are SO excited to learn!

  15. 1. 6 years at current school – 21 years in all
    2. In my 21 years I have moved classrooms…. about 8 times, lost count.
    3. 1st grade! It’s just my happy place. I’ve taught kinder, third and pre-k, and spend a few years as an instructional coach – all to come back to first grade, they are my people ????❤️
    I love the way they learn and how they embrace it.

  16. I’ve been teaching for 11 years at my school. I’ve moved 6 times within the school. I love teaching 6th grade the most.

  17. 1. I taught for 3 yrs, took a 9 yr break to be with my kids, this will be my 1st full year back.
    2. Alot! More than 5.
    3. I love Jr K!!!

  18. 1. 7 years
    2. 4 classroom moves
    3. Kindergarten is by far my favorite! I love how the come to me as babies and leave as big kids!!

  19. 10 years at my current district
    4 times have I moved classrooms
    third grade math is my favorite it is so fun to watch them explore and learn all of the content !

  20. 1. This will be my fourth year at my current school.

    2. I have changed grade levels 7 times over my career (19 years total).

    3. My favorite grade level to teach is 2nd grade!

  21. I have been at this schools district for 12 years. I have had 3 moves, from Kindergarten to sixth grade to high school. I have really had to learn high school science all over again.

  22. My absolute favorite grade to teach is 3rd grade! I have been teaching 3rd for 26 years now. You see so much growth during the 3rs grade year both academiccally and socially. It’s a joy to watch!

  23. 1. I just finished year 31????

    2. I have moved classrooms 3 times at my current school, and I have moved 16 rooms total.

    3. I like to teach third the best. They are still young enough to be excited over little things, but old enough to be self sufficient.

  24. I love second grade! They are in a huge transition stage. Even though their struggles can be frustrating, the light bulb moments and the realization of their own growth is so worth it

  25. After 20 years of teaching I switched positions. I used to teach 4th grade and now I teach
    K-5 library and media. So it is going to be my 5th year at my current school (I’m at 3 elementaries) and overall my 25th year! ⭐️????

  26. 1. I have taught for 6 years, grades 3-5 during that time.
    2. I have moved classrooms 5 times through my 6 years (my husband just loves moving all my teaching crap… I mean necessary resources ;).
    3. My favorite grade is 4th because they are at that age where they are starting to form their own ideas and opinions about things and I find their thinking to be so interesting!

  27. I’ve been teaching at my current school for a couple years. It’s hard to keep track of honestly. I started as a long-term substitute and then got hired mid-year as the second library media specialist. I love what I do and am thankful for the turn of events that got me here!

  28. This will be my second year at my current school.

    I have move classrooms a total of 4 times in my 10 years as a teacher.

    If I could teach any grade it would be kindergarten. I love the kinder for the excitement they have for school and the love they have for you as their teacher. It makes my heart so happy to watch the excitement as they begin to read for the first time.

  29. I am starting my 14 year teaching. I have moved classrooms twice. My favorite grade to teach is 4th grade.

  30. Question 1 I have been teaching in my school for 20 years. Started as a teacher aide than lead teacher and now administrator

  31. I have been teaching elementary school for 21 years. I’ve moved my room three times. I’ve taught fourth and fifth grade.

  32. I teach 3 and 4 year olds. My favorite is 3&4 year olds since everything is still new to them they are still so excited to learn about everything.

  33. 1. This will be my 12th year at my current school, my 26th year teaching.
    2. I have moved only 4 times. That is pretty good considering 26 years of teaching and in two different schools!
    3. My favorite grade to teach is Kindergarten because you see so much growth. They come in not being able to do much and they leave reading, writing, adding and subtracting. It’s so awesome to watch that tremendous growth every year.

  34. This will be my 3rd year at current school.
    Haven’t moved classrooms.
    Enjoy preschool because of their innocence and lack of attitude!

  35. I have been teaching for 5 years! I’ve only moved classrooms once and I love teaching 3rd grade because it’s the only grade I’ve taught!! Plus the kids are really sweet and love learning in 3rd grade!

  36. I have been teaching at my current school for four years and have never moved classrooms. My favorite grade to teach is fourth because they are independent but still very caring, they aren’t in that “middle school mindset” yet.

  37. 1. I have spent all 14 years at the same school.
    2. I have moved 4 times.
    4. PreK is my favorite! They are excited to learn and you can see the wonder and curiosity as they explore and grow.

  38. 1). This will be my first year at this new school. This will be my third school district and fourth different school.
    2). This will be my eighth different classroom moves starting my ninth year.
    3). I love teaching the younger students prek-2. I have taught grades pre-k through fifth and enjoy how the littles ones are such a sponge soaking up the information. Learning is more fun at that age and your not as focused on state testing.

  39. I am in my current school for three years and not changed my classroom yet. I teach kinder and it’s my favorite because kids are innocent and can respond and have lovely conversations.

  40. 1) This will be my 17th year teaching…7years with 1 hiatus year at current school.
    2) I have moved 11 times throughout my career.
    3) My favorite grade is any. I have taught middle and elementary grade levels and to me students are students. Each grade comes with their own set of positive and negatives. I just love teaching.

  41. I will be starting my 18th year at my current school. I have moved classrooms 6 times. My favorite grade level to teach is kindergarten. The children love school and it is fun to see how much they learn through the year.

  42. One year in the current school
    Moved rooms 3 times in my career
    My favorite age to teach are infants

  43. 3rd Grade is my favorite grade to teach. The students are so eager to learn and they seem to make the most growth during this time.

  44. 3 years at current school
    Moved rooms one time
    Love 7th grade. Students are just starting to see their futures!

  45. I am beginning my fifteenth year at my current school. As a matter of fact I started teaching at this school. I have been teaching first grade the entire time and I LOVE IT!

  46. This year will be my 7th year in this school. I have taught 2 different grades and we are on our 4th principal. My first principal retired, my second principal went to Director of pupil services after 2 years, my third principal is moving from Elementary to the Middle School and I will meet my 4th principal this year! I am in a small school and each one keeps moving on up or out!

  47. This will be my 14th year teaching. All in the same school and in the same grade! I’ve moved classrooms twice. I’ve taught 1st grade every year, so I’m going to go with that as my favorite. Sweet and funny (most days????)!

  48. I am starting my 17th year of teaching 3rd grade. I love how they still love school and learning but are old enough to be independent and start to get jokes. I’ve worked with students k-4 and JH, but 3rd is my favorite!

  49. I have taught 4 years at my current school.
    I have moved classrooms 4 times during my teaching career.
    My favorite grade to teach is 6th grade. I love sixth graders because they come to you already getting your jokes and don’t become 7th grade like until after spring break.

  50. This is my 9th year and I’ve never had to move rooms! I love 2nd grade because they are becoming more independent. 🙂

  51. Second year at my current school. Love the lower grades. I have moved classrooms the times in five years.

  52. Starting year 27 and it is the 16th year at my current school. I have moved classrooms 11 times! My favorite grade is definitely 3rd grade because they really grow as readers and writers and become more independent!

  53. 1. I have been at my school for 6 years.
    2. I have been in 5 different rooms.
    3. As an interventionist I work with K-3 and enjoy them all! There is something new every 30 minutes!

  54. 1. 18 years
    2. I have changed classrooms 5 times.
    3. I have taught K, 1 abd 3 but First Grade is my favorite. I love when the kiddos blossom into readers and writers. They joy that they find in reading and writing never gets old.

  55. I am about to start my 6th year in my district. I have moved schools 1 time and classrooms 1 time as well. I have taught 3rd and 4th grade. I have enjoyed both, but I think 3rd is my favorite because they are still interested in learning.

  56. I have taught K, 1st, 5th & 7th. While there is joy in every age, I adore 5th grade. The students are eager and excited and so much fun to be with!

  57. This will be my 4th year at this school. The first was as an aide and now as the classroom teacher

  58. 1. How long have you been teaching at your current school?
    7 years

    2. How many times have you moved classrooms during your teaching career?
    3 times

    4. What is your favorite grade to teach? Why?
    3rd grade
    They are no longer considered little kids, but not big kids either. They are really starting to come into their own. I love seeing their personalities come out!

  59. This will be my 19th year teaching. I have taught 1st, 3rd, 4th and 7th grade. There is something special in each grade level.

  60. 1. This is my 6th year at my current school and my 14th year in education.
    2. I have moved classrooms 4 times.
    3. My favorite grade to teach is 1st because they get so excited to learn new thing sand they are so motivated to learn at this age. They also like all the song and dances that help them to learn new concepts. ????????

  61. 1. 6th year at my current school
    2. Due to changing schools I have moved classrooms several times.
    3. 4th grade is my favorite as the kids are beginning to think for themselves and it is fun and a challenge to get them to think outside of the box.

  62. I have been teaching 27 yea

    I have moved 5 times.

    3rd and 4th grade are my favorites because they truly love learning and get excited about it!!

  63. 1) I will be starting my fourth year.
    2) I moved around as a LTS for two years, but luckily haven’t had to move classrooms yet in my current position!
    3) I am teaching sixth grade now and love that my students have their own personalities and can hold engaging conversations. Third grade is my favorite though as those students are discovering who they are without the added hormones and attitudes…haha!

  64. Starting year 29. 3 years middle school and the last 26 in pre-k. Love the pre-k because the children are so ready to learn and do for you.

  65. I’ve been at my school for 12 years going on 13!

    I have moved classrooms twice since being there.

    I love first and second grade. They are young enough to have fun with and do cute things but they can be independent as well!

  66. 1. I have taught 7 years in my current school.
    2. At this school I have never moved rooms.
    3. I love teaching 5th grade- the personalities are great but they are still kids so we can do fun silly projects.

  67. I have been at my school for 5 years (almost 6) . I started as the volunteer school nurse(yup have 2 degrees) . Then I was hired as a part time music teacher (my minor in college was music). I taught all the grades (pk3-8) . After 2 years of music I was moved to 2nd grade full time and now am moving to 1st. It’s been a whirlwind to say the least!

  68. 1. This will be my second year teaching at this school, but my 10th year teaching.
    2. I have changed classrooms 5 times.
    3. My favorite grade to teach is 10th grade because we can talk real life with them and explain how their current actions will directly affect their future.

  69. I have been at my building for 18 years.
    I have moved 4 times.
    I love first…so much growth in one year and full of hugs and sweetness!

  70. I have changed classrooms 3 times in my 5 years. One move was over spring break from our old building to our brand new building.

  71. I have been teaching 7 years at my present school

    I have changed classrooms 3 times in my present school

    Favorite class to teach is Pre K

  72. I will be starting my 13th year this year!
    I’m currently in my 3rd classroom in my building.
    I’ve taught 1st, 4th, and 3rd. My favorite by far is 3rd grade. I love the children and the curriculum.

  73. 1. This will be my 5th year at my current school.
    2. I have changed classrooms 3 times.
    3. I taught 6th grade for 3 years and 5th grade for one year. I have taught First grade the last 3 years. First grade is where my heart belongs. There is something so rewarding about watching them become readers. At this age, they love school and take everything in with excitement. I

  74. 1. this will be my 16th year at my school and my 38th year teaching.

    2.I have changed classrooms twice at my current school.

    3. My favorite grade to teach so far is third grade because they are still innocent, but not babies.

  75. I have been teaching 18 years. I have moved classrooms5 times and my favorite grade to teach is Kindergarten. I love watching them bloom as learners.

  76. This will be my first year at this school for 2019-2020 school year. My past school I was there 7 years!!!

  77. Moving for the 5th time to begin my 21st year in the district/ I will begin my 8th year in 4th grade, my favorite, now teaching math and social studies.

  78. I have always taught First Grade and First is the BEST grade because
    there are so many “firsts” for the students in this grade. The most important of these
    Is reading. It is here that children will learn how to read and will develop a life long
    Love of reading!!

  79. I have moved 5 times in my 23 years of teaching. My favorite grade to teach is third grade. They are still so innocent and love learning. I love watching them become independent, responsible learners.

  80. I have been at my current school for 3 years. I have moved 3 times in my 10 years of teaching. My favorite grade to teach is 12th grade because they are all young adults, all with different gifts to offer the world.

  81. I have been teaching at my current school for 16 years! I have taught 3 different grade levels K4-Grade 1 in 4 different classrooms. I have also been an Instructional Coach.

  82. I have been teaching for 5 years at this school. Moved classrooms/schools around 6 or so times. I like teaching 2nd grade because they are more independent, but still really love & believe the teacher about everything.

  83. Been in my position for 9 years! My home building (where my kids come from is full so my kids get busses to me) I have been in 2 buildings so 2 classrooms. I teach PreK and love it. The kids are so excited to experience new things and be in a big kid school.

  84. I have been teaching at my current school 8 years. I have taught in my district for 22 years and have changed classrooms 8 times. I teach students with special needs and therefore I teach in several grade levels each year. My favorite is first, second, and third because they are excited about learning and you can see the light bulb light up when they understand something. They are still innocent and they try hard.

  85. My favorite grade to teach is Kindergarten. There is nothing like being a part of what is often their first “real” school experience. The amount of growth from beginning to end of year is crazy!!!

  86. 1. This is my second year at my current school.
    2. I’ve been at 4 schools so I’ve had 4 rooms.
    3. I started in Kindergarten and that is still my favorite grade. There is such tremendous growth from the beginning to end of the year. It’s fun to be part of that journey.

  87. 1. This will be my 8th year at my school
    2. I have 2 classrooms at my school and have moved each classroom once!
    1. I have subbed a lot but only been contracted to teach preschool. I also am in charge of our after school program. I love preschool and have no intention of leaving, but I also really love working with the older kids!

  88. I’ve been moved six times….Kdg, 6th, Kdg, 4th, back to Kdg for 10 years, then to 1st where I’ve been for 9 years….love first grade, even though, when I was in Kdg, I never ‘wanted’ to leave…..
    I can’t get over what 1st graders are expected to do, but when I see the growth from beginning to end, I know this is where I’ll stay( If I have a choice =0)

  89. Finished 5th year at this amazing school.
    I have moved classrooms 3 times when I moved schools because I moved towns.
    Second graders are amazing because they are old enough to know what to do, young enough to not be able to control themselves and actually do it, and fun enough to follow along with my silly antics.

  90. I taught 40 years in the same classroom. I loved 5th grade because they can think , answer and have their own opinions. I retired 5 years ago but still sub in my old classroom.

  91. This will be my 15th year teaching. I’ve moved classrooms and incredible 10 times! I think I enjoyed teaching 5th grade the most. The kids really got my sense of humor.

  92. This is my 11th year at my present school.
    I have changed classrooms 6 times in 20 years.

    I like 4th grade because they can do stuff on their own but they are still excited about learning.

  93. Second grade is my favorite because the children are so excited to learn, and they take charge of their own learning with active engagement and creative projects.

  94. Heading into my 5th year at my current school.
    I have changed classrooms 4 times in my career.
    I love preschool and kindergarten. Everything is still relatively new and so exciting!

  95. 17 years
    I have only moved classrooms once because we moved into a brand new building.
    I love first grade. They are the best!

  96. This is my 29th year teaching.
    So far, I have moved my classroom 12 times.
    My favorite grade to teach is 6th grade, because they
    have a sense of humor.

  97. next Year will be My 5th!
    I’ve only had to move twice so far!
    I’m teaching third right now. They are still “little” but are doing so much!

  98. next Year will be My 5th!
    I’ve only had to move twice so far!
    I’m teaching third right now. They are still “little” but are doing so much! It’s exciting to see them learn and grow.

  99. I have been teaching for 20 years (year 21 coming up-huzzah!) and I have physically moved classrooms 8 times. Ugh! Still, it’s fun to decorate such a big “office”!

  100. I have been teaching at my school for 12 years and I have moved classrooms 3 times. I love teaching kindergarten because I love working with younger children as they are learning how to read!

  101. I have been teaching for 27 years ,but I have been at the school I am at for 7 years and moved my classroom 3 times in those 7 years.

  102. I will be starting my 19th year at Eddyville Blakesburg Fremont. I started in Eddyville teaching Preschool, moved to Blakesburg to teach Preschool. After 9 years moved to 2nd grade in Blakesburg, the second year I taught second grade we moved buildings. After 4 total years in Blakesburg, I was moved to second grade in Eddyville. I moved rooms, by choice after three year, but still teaching 2nd grade. Next year I have been moved to 3rd grade in Eddyville and am in the process of moving my room. Wow! That is crazy. I have enjoyed both preschool and 2nd grade and am not waiting to see how I like 3rd grade. I feel I will like it, as it is the students that make me want to teach.

  103. They reassigned all teachers this year, so I’m at a new school this year! I was at my last school 8 years.

  104. 1.) 3rd year teaching in my current school, 14 total
    2.) Moved classrooms every year pretty much
    3.) My favorite grade to teach is a tie, 11th/12 grade ELA or 8th grade writing bc you can have great conversations with kids/level with them about hard topics and learn a lot from each other

  105. 1. I have taught at the same school for 23 years.
    2. I have moved classrooms twice.
    3. Kindergarten is my favorite because the students are eager to learn and they want to please their teacher and parents.

  106. I’ve taught at my current school 16 years, always Grades 1-2; only had to move classrooms once. Those grades are my favorite because I love the littles – their attitude, zest for learning, they still love their teacher and they’re just sweet! (mostly). This past year however, I moved out of the classroom into a Title 1 interventionist position, and I’m really loving that – small groups, all grades; it’s reinvigorated my teaching and my attitude!

  107. My favorite grade to teach is 4th grade- hands down!!! 9/10 year olds still love their teacher, but are also very independent!!!

  108. 1. I have completed 3 years teaching at my school, but have actually worked there for 10.
    2. I’ve only loved classrooms once, but grade levels 4 times.
    3. 2nd grade is my favorite. My students are still young and sweet and mostly innocent. They love with all their hearts and are getting good at being independent.

  109. This we’ll be my second time moving in 10 years! I started my first year teaching Pre-K and spent 9 years in 1st grade. As of the week before school got out, I decided to go back to Pre-K!

  110. I teach K-3 art… my favorite grade to teach is 2nd- they are able to do so much independently and are so excited to try new things!

  111. I have been teaching PreK at my school for 13 years. I have worked with almost all age groups and have found the 5 year olds to be my favorite and enjoy getting. Them ready for kindergarten

  112. 1.17 years
    2. Over 5 time including this year!
    3. I trench K and I love it! It’s where it all begins!

  113. Just finished my 11th year of teaching. This is my sixth career….

    I’m moving rooms this summer. Second move.

    I teach high school and a bit of middle school special education math. My favorite grade is probably 10th graders. They are started by to realize they have a hand in their future.

    PS Those G2 pens are my absolute favorites!!!

  114. I love teaching my 2 year old little ones and have been doing so for 17 years. They bring life, enjoyment, energy, and excitement to the smallest task!

  115. 1. I’ve been at my current position for two years. Just about to start my third year.
    2. I’ve never moved classrooms.
    3. I enjoy teaching preschool because I like seeing the children at the beginning of their educational journey and seeing the excitement in their eyes.

  116. This will be my 22nd year teaching. My favorite grade to teach is 2nd,. I’m not really sure why though. Especially since I had a great year in 1st a
    nd will be moving to kindergarten next fall. In my yeRs of teaching I have moved about 10 times.

  117. This coming school year will be my 26th year of teaching there! I’m teaching in the same school that I attended as an elementary student! I began by teaching 5th grade, then 1st grade for a year, then 4th grade, Kindergarten, and now preschool 3s in the morning and our school librarian in the afternoon! Kindergarten has been the most fun for me, although I may change my mind. I taught preschool for just this past year, so…?! 🙂 But, no matter what grade I taught, Flair pens were always a favorite!

  118. I have been at my current school 10 years.
    I have changed classrooms 3 times.
    My favorite grade to teach is preschoolers.
    I guess it’s my favorite because I don’t know any difference. It’s the only grade I’ve taught! ????????
    Really I just love their inquisitiveness and honesty!

  119. This is my 2nd year teaching at my current school, however I have been with the same district for over 20 years. I

  120. 1. This will be my 5th year at my current school
    2. I have moved so many times in my 23 years I’ve lost count. My job was year round and we moved every 3 months.
    3. My favorite grade to teach is Kindergarten. They are so fresh and innocent and enjoy learning because everything is new.

  121. 1. I am ready to start my 7th year at my current school.
    2. I have been in 4 different classrooms, 3 different buildings.
    3. I think 2nd grade is my favorite grade to teach, because the kids are fun!

  122. 1. This will be my 5th year at my current school
    2. I have moved so many times in my 23 years I’ve lost count. My job was year round and we moved every 3 months.
    3. My favorite grade to teach is Kindergarten. They are so fresh and innocent and enjoy learning.

  123. My favorite grade to teach is 4th grade because they are just beginning to be independent learners and thinkers. They are witty, work hard, and still appreciate their teachers.

  124. This is my 6th year at this school. (My 5th year in junior kindergarten). I have moved classes 2 times. I love teaching junior kindergarten. I love watching my little learners grow educationally.

  125. I have taught Reading for eleven years in a paraprofessional position. I will begin my third year as a Kindergarten classroom teacher. A dream come true to have my own classroom, and to be teaching Kindergarten!

  126. 1. This is my 20th year. 15th in my current school.
    2. In my current school, only moved 3 times.
    3. I love kinder! Because of their joy of learning and the massive progress they make in one year!

  127. I love teaching 3rd-5th grade but I think my favorite is 4th because they’re still so eager and independent and motivated plus the conversations are priceless!

  128. 1. I have taught at my current school for 20 years
    2. I have changed rooms once right after my 1st year at this school. I’ve been in the same room for 19 years.
    3. I like teaching 6th graders better than 7th graders. They start the year new to middle school and the growth we see from the start of the year to the end of the year in their academic growth and emotional growth.

  129. I’ve taught for 23 years mostly in kinder and 1st. I have moved classrooms around 8 times. I love first grade! I love teaching kids to read.

  130. 21 years ???? moved rooms maybe 6 times? K4 is my favorite ???? because they still love you and love to learn ! They get so excited over everything

  131. I have been teaching at the same preschool for 3 years.

    The first year I was an afternoon assistant/sub. The second year I got my own classroom and taught 2 year olds. The year after I moved up with some of my students to the three year olds class. So I’ve moved rooms twice!

    The threes are my favorite age to teach because they love story time and are so energetic.

  132. 1. Going into my 13th year at the same school

    2. Six moves- lots of building projects and a change in grade level.

    3. Hmm what was the third thing…
    Oh yes- prefer upper elementary. Still have some excitement in there and big enough to keep the mom like tasks to a minimum.

  133. 1 – going into my 8th year at the same school, 2 – only moved once, 3 – favorite is 2nd grade because my team is the best!

  134. This is my 0 year at my school! I’m in the middle of a move!
    This will be my 9th classroom move in my 7th school (I work overseas in international schools!)
    My favourite grade is 2nd! It’s such a neat year to see the children really grow and gain a huge amount of independence in their actions, thoughts and learning.

  135. 2nd grade! They are still little enough to be excited about learning, have silly stories to share, and give you endless notes and pictures to brighten any day! But at the same time, they are old enough to study interesting topics, work independently at times, and (most) tie their own shoes!

  136. 1. This year will be my fourteenth.
    2. I’ve moved my classroom nine times. Yeesh! I’ve never counted before; no wonder I hate hearing I have to move again!
    3. My favorite grade is fourth.

  137. 1. 6th at this school
    2. 9 classrooms ????
    3. 5th grade. This is what I taught my first 7 years and then when I moved back home there’s wasn’t any opening in 5th so I taught 3rd and then 4th waiting for my chance to get back to 5th. I love the humor and sarcasm that I can use while teaching because that is what comes naturally to me and my students seem to relate well because I am being real and they can tell.

  138. 1. This will be my tenth at my school
    2. I have moved classrooms six times
    3. 3rd is my favorite because they are learning so many “real life” skills across all content areas. They are also sweet but independent.

  139. I am starting my 19th year at MCS, where I have changed classrooms 4 times while teaching middle school! Three answers in one????

  140. My favorite age to teach is 3 to 5 year old children with special needs. I love this age because I usually have the same children 2 to 3 years. I love seeing the growth and watching the children blossom with independent skills, self-help, self-regulation, and communication skills

  141. I have been teaching at my school for six years.

    I moved classrooms once.

    My favorite grade to teach is kindergarten because I love helping students learn to read!

  142. 1. I am entering my 8th year.
    2. I have moved once.
    3. I love teaching 4/5 years old! Their curiosity and wonder is the best!

  143. How long have you been teaching at your current school? This will be my second year as a special needs pre-k teacher; 8th year teaching.
    How many times have you moved classrooms during your teaching career? 4
    What is your favorite grade to teach? Why? (Oops! This is a two-in-one question. Please answer both!) My favorite grade to teach is special needs pre-k. I’ve always taught kindergarten or 1st. These babies are wonderful and so make being a teacher worth it.

  144. 1. This will be my eight year teaching at my school, which I live…its not a job its family

    2.i have moved four times and always have had great teachers to work with, it’s called being flexible.

    3. I love teaching 9 and 10 year olds. The kids still have their innocent nature and love to learn new things. The kids start to have humor and still love there teacher’s

  145. 1. This will be my eighth year teaching at my school, which I love…its not a job its family

    2. I have moved four times and always have had great teachers to work with, it’s called being flexible.

    3. I love teaching 9 and 10 year olds. The kids still have their innocent nature and love to learn new things. The kids start to have humor and still love there teacher’s

  146. 1. I will be starting my 7th year in the fall.
    2. I have moved classrooms 3 times with the potential of being moved again soon.
    3. I teach K-5 SPED Inclusion so I get to work with a lot of grade levels. My favorite is 5th Grade. They are sweet and funny and totally get my jokes. But, 5th is also the hardest because I have to say goodbye to my babies that I have had for several years.

  147. 1: 4 years at my current school but 12 years with Gwinnett county public schools total.
    2: I have moved classrooms 0 times at my current school.
    3: I teach ASD level 3 kindergarten and 1st grade, I like this grade the best because I enjoy seeing this children shine in reaching their potential.

  148. My favorite grade to teach is fourth because they’re on the precipice of young elementary and middle school. They’re not too cool for school, enjoy learning and care about each other’s feelings. I get to influence their self-esteem in math, and help them continue to explore the world of math and science as “do-able” subjects!!! There’s nothing cooler!!

  149. I have taught 8 years at my current school.
    I have moved classrooms 3 times.
    I love 1st grade the most. I live watching them develop reading skills and grow.

  150. I have been teaching for 28 years at my current (and only) school. Moving only one time … into a newly built school. I’ve always taught middle grades (6&7). These kids are a unique bunch … with something new each and every day. <3 it!!

  151. I have taught and substituted from kindergarten through 12. If I have to choose a preferred grade level to teach, it would be 5th grade. 5th grade is that sweet spot where students begin to have their own opinions but they are not yet overly hormonal. Debates and classroom discussions are rewarding at that grade level.

  152. This is my first year at my new school!!!! I’ve moved 3 times in the past 7 years. I absolutely LOVED kindergarten! They are so full of life and ready to learn!!!

  153. I will be teaching for 9 year this coming school year. I unfortunately have changed rooms every year, 9 times 🙁

  154. I have been teaching for 15 years! My favorite class to teach is Pre-k because they are so eager to learn! I was a preschool teacher for 1 year. I haven’t moved my classroom in 11 years but a possible move in September may be in the works.

  155. I have been teaching for 16 years at my current school.
    I have only moved rooms twice.
    My favorite grade is 5th grade. They are interested in digger deeper into topics, more independent, and are still willing to get along with teachers (for the most part).

  156. 1. I have been teaching in my current district five years.
    2. I have moved rooms about five times.
    3. I will be teaching special education but really enjoyed teaching fourth grade because they are curious about learning.

  157. 1. 8 years in current classroom, 1st grade.
    2. I have moved two time
    3. First grade, there is so much growth at this level. But, I also taught Title I reading and enjoyed this area as well.

  158. 1) only 2nd in this building, 20 total
    2) At least 7
    3) only ever taught special education, emotional disabilities

  159. 1. I have been teaching for 22 years. I have moved classrooms 7 times. I have taught special education (LD and ED), kindergarten, and 1st grade. My favorite grade to teach is 1st grade because I get to teach them how to read and love the reading process.

  160. 1) This will be my 22nd year in my current school (26years in all)!
    2) I’ve moved classrooms 8 times. Helps me purge. LOL
    3) I love teaching third grade! Kids aren’t afraid to take risks and love being more independent with their learning!

  161. #3. My favorite grade to teach is Pre-K. I love working with children in this age group (4 and 5 year olds) because they are becoming a bit more independent, have the desire to learn and just so alive in spirit. Seeing them learn and getting the “ah-ha” look on their face when they conquer a skill makes my day. Seeing their growth throughout the school year amazes me, they come to me little children still depending on mommy/daddy for everything and leaving a more independent child ready to conquer the world of elementary school.

  162. 1. Ten years at current school.
    2. I’ve moved rooms 6 or 7 times.
    3. I’ve loved them all, but my favorite would be the current grade I teach, which is 3rd. I just really enjoy the curriculum, teaching them multiplication–which they are so excited to lean, and this is a fun age.

  163. My answers:
    1. My second year at this position/district
    2. I’m my teaching career- about 10 times
    3. My favorite grade is kindergarten because I love the little people!

  164. 1. Been teaching at my school 6 years
    2. I think I have moved 8 times.
    3. My favorite grade to teach is kindergarten. Love watching those babies grow.

  165. I have been teaching at my current school 19 years all in 1st grade.
    I will be teaching second grade this year and it’s my first time moving.

  166. 1. I am starting my third year at my current school as 6-8th science teacher.
    2. I’ve only moved classrooms once … when I left my first position as a 5th grade teacher at another school after three years. Maybe I have too much stuff so they are afraid to move me??? LOL!
    3. I love teaching middle school. They are old enough for in depth discussions but not too grown up to be silly or completely cynical.

  167. Prek because they are so excited about school and it’s the first stage to encourage a love for school.

  168. I am starting my 19th year teaching Kindergarten at my school.(also the school that I went to and my children attended also!)

    I have only moved once, from an older building to my current building.

    I LOVE Teaching kindergarten! They are fun and funny and cute and needy. They love the little things and keep my on my toes. WE have good days and bad days and I miss them when I’m not there. Can’t imagine doing anything else!

  169. I just completed my first year teaching in 5th grade. I am moving to Kindergarten for my second year!! Thinking of looping with my class to experience and learn all grade levels!!

  170. 1. Will be starting my third year at my current school.
    2. I have moved rooms 5 times during my career.
    3. I enjoy teaching 8th grade. They get your humor but aren’t too grown up acting.

  171. 33 years in my state licensed childcare and preschool.
    never moved.
    my favorite age are the infants. sad day when they turn 13 and cannot attend anymore due to Regs.

  172. Hello! I will just answer them all ????
    1. I have been teaching 3 years at my current building.
    2. I have moved classrooms 4 times and 10 years!
    3. I liked 2nd grade best, because they are still cute and full of fun but starting to be more independent.
    Thank you!

  173. I’ve been teaching for 1 year and will start my 2nd year at a new school in VA! I teach special ed, particularly teaching students with intellectual disabilities, which is my favorite group to teach.

  174. 1. I’ve been at my current school for 6 years.
    2. I have moved classrooms 6 times at this school.
    3. I have not picked a favorite grade yet.

  175. I have moved classrooms 3 times, I have been at my current school for 4 years, and I love to teach 5th grade math because I love to work on order of operations, lol.

  176. I have been at my current school for 6 years!!
    I have moved classrooms 2 times in 6 years… And in my total career of teaching 3 times in 12 years!!
    I love teaching preschool because these kids are so innocent and in feel like in can really make a difference with them.

  177. I have been at my current school for 1 year.
    I have moved classrooms 7 times in 15 years. Yikes! Neither always my choice.
    My favorite grade level is first. I love when the lights go on and they start reading and writing for enjoyment and are so proud of their own accomplishments.

  178. I have been teaching in my school for 2 years. My school is only two years old.

    I have moved classrooms 5 times.

    I think my favorite grade to teach is 6th. I like helping them make the transitions from elementary to middle and watching them grow.

  179. I have moved classrooms so many times. At one school I taught 3rd grade and moved to first followed by second and then to kindergarten. At another school I started in fourth then moved to 1st grade and had to move to a different space 3 years in a row. At another school I have taught Kdg, third and fourth and now media specialist. So after 47 years of teaching I have had kindergarten through 4th and now library/media specialist.

  180. I have been at my current school for 21 years.
    I’ve moved 6 times (including last year & this year)
    My favorite grade to teach is 2nd grade. It’s amazing
    to watch their growth-they move from reading picture
    Books to chapter books! ????

  181. I have been at my current school for 21 years.
    I’ve moved 6 times (including last year & this year)
    My favorite grade to teach is 2nd grade. It’s amazing
    to watch their growth-they move from reading picture
    Books to chapter books!

  182. 1. I have been teaching 12 years (2nd career)
    2. I have moved 7 times to 4 different schools in my district.
    3. I love teaching preschool. Young children make me smile every day! Who wouldn’t want a career where happiness and laughter is a daily occurrence?

  183. In my first 13 years, I moved into 3 classrooms. I just moved all of my stuff out of that school and will be moving into a new school shortly.

  184. I will be starting my 9th year of teaching, September of 2019 will be the start of my 20th year in the district-I was a paraprofessional while I went to school for my teaching certificate/master’s degree. All of that time has been spent in special education preschool-love the kids, love my co-workers!

  185. Pleasantly spicy but no need to panic ????
    10 years, 3 schools
    Changed classrooms 5 times ????
    Prek or K and because I LOVE having the ability to have a positive impact on children’s first experiences in school and instilling a lifetime love of learning ????

  186. Hello! I am going to start my 23rd year teaching kindergarten in my same school in the same room!!!! I love my job!!! Kindred are the BEST!!!

  187. How long have you been teaching at your current school? Going on 6 years!
    How many times have you moved classrooms during your teaching career?
    Once…thank goodness…I love my classroom!
    What is your favorite grade to teach? Why? (Oops! This is a two-in-one question. Please answer both!) Kinder….because they are an interesting mix of baby and child. A mind awakening.. A joy to watch,

  188. This will be my third year teaching at my current school.
    I have moved 3 times in 14 years.
    My favorite grade to teach is high school Spanish. I enjoy teaching tees, they are still kids, just taller.

  189. 1. This will be my 10th year.
    2. I’ve moved classrooms 3 times.
    3. I’ve taught 1st grade my whole teaching career. I love the fast pace. There are so many skills to learn in first and so many “ah-ha” moments to capture.

  190. 1. I’ve been at my current school for 6 years.
    2. I’ve moved my classroom 5 times!
    3. 4th grade is my favorite because you can have higher level conversations and the kids are amazingly quick witted!

  191. This is the 4th year in my current position, but 6th in the school system!

    I have moved classrooms twice.

    I currently teach 7th and 8th grade math. I love this age! Most get my sarcasm but are still willing to listen and learn!

  192. How long have you been teaching at your current school?
    I have been at my current public library since 1996. Love it!

  193. I just finished my first year at my current school. I have been teaching for 18 years total. I have moved my classroom 9 times. As far as a favorite grade, I have a few. 3rd grade is one of them because the students are really open to learning so much and are usually a little independent by that time. I also love 7th and 8th grades because they get the jokes.

  194. I have been teaching preschool for 34 years. I have taught at several schools and have moved classrooms a dozen times. I love my two’s and three’s. When they start the school year, they are young, small and shy. When they leave our class in May, they are grown up preschoolers ready to move to the next class! I just love that transformation! I have been at my current school for the last 7 years.

  195. I have been at it for 28.6 years…and I love Prek because I enjoy what I do, and it is so much fun creating learning for them!

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