I will be a first year teacher in the fall in Florida. I will be teaching 2nd grade. I have a couple of questions. 1st of all-I did my internship in kindergarten and I always talked about myself in 3rd person with the little ones. "Miss Neely would like you to do this", etc. I think I do this because my parents always talked about themselves in the 3rd person to me. They actually STILL do sometimes lol. It worked with kindergarten; is it going to be werid with 2nd graders? I don't think I'm going to be able to stop myself from doing it lol. I have no idea what tone to use with them either. I always used somewhat of a baby voice with kindergarteners. Do you use your normal adult tone with 2nd graders? I feel really overwhelmed and unprepared and although I have been hired officially; it is REALLY hard to get in touch with my principal. I do start training with my school 2 weeks before the students come in but I'm not sure that is going to be enough time considering I have had no experience with the 2nd grade or teaching whatsoever. Any suggestions on what I can do to prepare myself for this grade level? Thank you!