Hi everyone, I just got a job teaching 6th grade. The 6th graders are with me all day- no switching classes. It is in a tough area. I am a little nervous and a little excited. I taught 5th grade 2 years ago in a well off area (it was my first year). It was a little chaotic- I got the job a week before school started, had 34 students in a tiny room with no supplies or help- even with 4 kids with IEPs in my room. I left there and subbed all last year in an inner city- K to 8th grade. I have been looking for a job non-stop since about May 06 and finally got this 6th grade job this morning. Anyway, how different is 6th from 5th? I want to know what to expect. Thanks!