The past four years, I have taught at a charter school in Detroit. I recently went through several interviews in a great district and found out I got the job! I'm really excited for many reasons, including the fact that I will no longer have to worry about gunshots outside my school!! But...I will be going into my fifth year of teaching and I'm realizing that I am BURNT OUT. The thought of unpacking all my teaching boxes and setting up a new room for the third time already has me exhausted. Hopefully having this summer break will help... I will be switching from kindergarten to first grade. While I know that is not a huge leap, it is still an adjustment. I have so thankful about this new job, but how do I get my mind back into "school mode" so I can use the summer productively. I'm hoping that being in this new district will not be sooo stressful, like my last school. Maybe that will help me feel refreshed? Any inspiring words about first grade or teaching in general would be appreciated! Thanks!!