I started in a K/1 combo class in 1985, and although I loved my own children when they were 5, I don't like other people's 5 year olds. :-) On the other hand, I ADORE 10 year olds. 2011 - 2012 will be my 26th year of teaching 5th grade (with a few 4/5 and 5/6 combos thrown in there). I may move up to high school history some day soon, but for now, I'll keep loving on my preteens!
"Guide on the side rather than a sage on the stage"
Meh. Do we really need to go there?
BA San Diego State University: 1984; California Teaching Credential: 1985 MA Humanities; History focus: 2012
Single mom since 1994 to my daughter, Keegan (22) and son, Brendan (18). Keegan has her BA in Philosophy/Theology and is now pursuing her MS in Library & Information Science. Brendan is starting his BS in Civil Engineering this fall.