This is my 7th year of teaching, but my first year teaching in a primary grade. I have always wanted to work with the little ones, but it seemed in my previous school systems....the jobs that opened up were in the older grades (I taught 7th for 2 years, then moved to 4th for 4 years). Anyway, because I taught the older kids, my style is not really "primary-friendly" at the moment, but I am learning and VERY willing to make changes. I am not sure if I should be doing songs and "cutesy" things to help my students learn. I feel like I am BORING them to death. At the same time, I don't want to do things that are too "babyish" for them. Any advice? Has anyone made the move from the upper-grades and have words of wisdom on how to make the transition successful?? I really LOVE my students and the grade level, I am just nervous that I am doing a terrible job because I am sort of "stuck" in the 4th grade mindset. Oh, and I am the only 1st grade teacher at my school....so I don't have anyone to observe or talk to about these things. That makes it so tough, I think!