I'm listed in the job thread as a brand new teacher and in 5th grade. I'm still a new teacher but I'm now a KINDERGARTEN teacher. I'm excited about this change because I was an aide in first grade for 3 years and this is closer to that experience than 5th grade. Plus 5th grade is a testing grade and has a lot of extra responsibility projects to squeeze in. I always said K would be hard because they are just beginning and I have to start almost from scratch but now I'm much more comfortable with this idea than I was for 5th. Now I get to do lots of hands on activities, crafts, cooking and all those things I enjoy doing! Gotta love it! I did ask my boss today, "Is that your final answer?" :haha: Really I told her I would take any grade level and I meant it. What happened though was they hired a new teacher who has been working with the older grades for 27 years and she wasn't comfortable with K. Originally they didn't put me there because they didn't want both of the K teachers to be new. The other K teacher just did her student teaching under our previous K teacher so she knows the schedule and what our K program looks like. We'll both be scrambling I'm sure with how to do IEP, assessments, etc. I like her though because she is very hard working. That's always a plus in my book! Here's the other kicker. Apparently when I went to our extended school year program this morning as a college requirement, the previous K teacher used that information and bragged about me when she ate lunch with our Principal today.