So, I was hired last month for an elementary music position, teaching kindergarten through grade 4. I just heard from my new principal that a second grade teacher left the school, and he wanted to offer me the position first (I'm certified in both). I'm very indecisive, so I'm hoping to get some advice! My main priority is that I get as much time as possible at home with my new baby. I'll list a few pros and cons. 2nd grade pros: 1. Only 20-23 students (I'm used to having 32.) 2. Easier classroom management with the same students all day. 3. Grade level team to plan with. 4. Curriculum given to me. 5. I do want to move back into the regular classroom eventually, and have enjoyed my past 3rd and 4th grade classrooms more than my last music position. 2nd grade cons: 1. I have to grade homework. 2. Less break during the school day (which could also be a pro since I wouldn't think about missing my baby as much). 3. Might have to go to extra training before school starts. Music pros: 1 Don't usually have to grade anything. 2. Almost 90 minutes of prep time daily. 3. Don't have to worry as much about parent communication. 4. Could leave immediately after school. Music cons: 1. Would have to plan all the lessons myself for 5 grade levels (there is no set curriculum). 2. More classes, which makes classroom management a little harder. 3. Evening performances are required. 4. More isolated job. 5. Don't usually have any parent help. 6. They want me to start at least one extra curricular group that would meet before school.