All last year (my first year) I thought about possibly moving to first grade. My principal just said to let him know if we are ever interested in other grades, just in case the opportunity arises. Well, there might be 1 or 2 first grade spots open next year. I think it would be a really tough decision to make for me. I really love kindergarten. I love the material that I teach and I feel like, even after only 1 year, I have an excellent grasp on what I do. I love starting with the A guided reading books, and seeing them move all the way up to H in 3 months! However, in many ways I don't feel like I should be a kindergarten teacher. For example, I hate the first part of the year, when they have rest time and they are just learning their letters. I really start to enjoy the year when I can start literacy centers and guided reading in December. To me, that is when I really have fun and enjoy what I am doing. I also hate things like finger plays, nursery rhymes, and singing. My team wants to have kindergarten sing-alongs once a week, and I think I would want to be shot. I am terrified, though, of starting over. I lived at school last year, and I don't know if I'm ready to do that again. However, I feel like now would be the time do it, since I only have two years in. If I waited 10 years it might be more difficult to make the switch. If you have taught both kindergarten and first, which did you prefer?