This is my first year teaching. I am a pre-k and kindergarten teacher in a small rural school. I am the youngest teacher at my school by 30 years (I'm 25). When I started I assessed my kinders and not one of them knew their alphabet, normally I would say ok, they are just starting school, but all of them attended pre-k here last year. Their behaviors were not established either. The other thing is, it's not just my class, for writing the first and second grade write two letters, and not letters like dear mom and dad, but like Aa and Aa that's their writing for the whole day. I don't want my students to be behind just because that the way the school has done it for the past 40 years, but I also don't want to sound like a know it all fresh from college first year teacher. I don't really know what to do. If anyone has some advice I'd greatly appreciate it.