How I Work Departmentalizing in 3rd Grade

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4 Responses

  1. Estellal Jones says:

    Thank you so much for the insight and practical suggestions on departmentalizing. I have been a first grade self-contained teacher for the past 7 years. This year will be my first exposure to departmentalizing and I am both excited and anxious about the changes. I don’t yet know who my partner-teacher will be so I haven’t done any planning with someone. I’m bookmarking your page for easy reference/access. Thanks again.

  2. Kristen P says:

    Hey there! I am part of a 4th grade 3-way switch in TX!! Love the tidbits of information and your thoughts about departmentalizing. Thanks!!

  3. Jacky says:

    This sounds amazing. Is this similar to team-teaching? If so, how many students did/do you have at a time? For example, are you sharing students? Or are you each staying to your own classrooms but teaching each others’ lessons?

    • Adrienne says:

      We each have a homeroom of about 20. I teach reading to my homeroom then switch and teach it to hers. The kids switch rooms and we stay in our homeroom.

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