Tuesday, January 25, 2011

New Concept, Unlimited Possibilities

My school has announced that we will be "regrouping" our grade levels to cater more toward the students' developmental needs. Beginning in the fall, Elementary will be Kindergarten through 4th grade. Intermediate (this one is new) will be 5th & 6th grades. Middle School will be 7th & 8th. And High School will be 9th through 12th grade.

As the principal of the elementary, I will be charged with supervising the Intermediate school. I am so excited! The purpose of this change is to provide a more appropriate transition from the "structure" of elementary to the "freedom" of middle and then high school.

We have a clean slate in front of us. We are able to build an Intermediate program from the ground up. So I pose the question:

What programs, activities, or emphasis would you see as necessary in a 5th/6th grade setting? Please leave comments with your thoughts and ideas.

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