This year I have some students in my 2nd grade class who were with the same teacher for kindergarten and first grade. The kids seem to be doing pretty well, but the parents...Not so much. They are so worried about their children being separated with friends that they have been with since kindergarten. Some just seem to have an unnecessary "attitude" towards me, which I have never experienced before from parents. I just want to say to them, "I am not Mrs. ____!" It makes me wonder if I K-1 loop is a good idea. For many kids, kindergarten is their first time in school. Is it a good thing to have them stay with the same teacher for their beginning years, and then go to a new teacher in 2nd grade?