I'm taking over for a leave until the end of the year. Finally! I was wondering how to handle the fact that an 8th grader in the school I have babysat since she was three yrs old. I'm still pretty close to the family. I'm teaching 5th grade at the same school. Should I have her refer to me as Ms. last name? or is it o.k. that she call me by my first name. I have been there since Tuesday and she has come by everyday to see me. I wouldn't mind if she wanted to help me some setting up my things but I don't want the other students to get the idea that they can call me by my first name. Any suggestions? I'm off to a potluck to meet the parents. I'm only shadowing the teacher this week after vacation I take over. Suggestions for a smooth transition? Thanks!