I posted this in the K forums, but I thought some of you would be able to help me, as well. I have been thinking about this for the past few years...There is a first grade teacher who will be retiring probably either this year or next. I told my principal that I am interested in either first or second grade someday if there is ever and opportunity for me to move up. The problem is, I don't know what I want! Last year I would have moved to first grade in a heartbeat, because my class drove me CRAZY!!! This year, I LOVE kindergarten. I love it so much that Fridays make me sad, because I won't be at school for 2 days (I know, I'm crazy!). I feel like I'm finally falling into the swing of things, since it's my third year teaching K. Part of my indecisiveness is that first grade scares me a little. It seems like one of the most difficult grades to teach. Also, the other two first-grade teachers are AMAZING. They are probably the best teachers in my school, and I would feel very intimidated working with them. They don't stay at school past their 8 hours (they work a lot from home), so I don't know how much I would be able to ask and learn from them. I just don't know what to do, and I know that I'm the only one who can make the decision for myself...I thought I'd check to see if anyone has taught both grades and could give me some insight. Thanks!