Okay, since most of you know- I had an interview last week and was offered a 3rd grade position. When I went in to sign my contract, HR basically said that a teacher with seniority wanted the 3rd position, so I got switched to 4th. Bummer. Anywho, I've never taught 4th grade before and I'm very nervous now. I'm so used to working in primary that I feel like I'm not cut out for intermediate. Does anyone have an advice for me? Can I get away with decorating my room in colorful chevron and polka dots? Or is that too primary-teacherish? Also, what can I expect from teaching 4th grade? I'm worried!