Hello all! I'm considering moving districts and accepting a third grade position. The district I'd move to has 4 day work week (no school on Fridays ever), pays a lot more than where I am, and has more prep time. I'm debating if all this is worth changing grade levels for. I always said I'd never leave fifth grade. I have taught fifth grade for 12 years in the same district. I have invested so much time and money into this grade level. I think I'd be in for a big shock with teaching third graders. Does anyone have any thoughts or suggestions - especially if you've taught both fifth and third? Also, I welcome any suggestions you have in regards to teaching and managing third graders. Thank you!