Okay I will be honest. I have seen a lot of third grade positions available...but I don't want them. I have a fear of 3rd grade. The grade and the students!! I am certified to 3rd grade but have NEVER had any experience with 3rd. Been in a third grade classroom once and it was totally different from anything I have seen with the younger grades. My school did not prepare us for 3rd grade. Not even one practicum. So therefore I am afraid to take that chance to teach 3rd grade. I know they get into the curriculum really heavy and detailed and they are given grades. But this is all I know. I know its a job but I feel I will be incompetent as a teacher at this level. Anyone feel like this with a certain grade? Is third grade any different? BTW....I went on that interview almost 2 weeks ago for 1st grade and have not heard anything yet. Although I was not interested in it I would still like to know something.