Hi all, I stalk these boards nearly everyday and I post occasionally. I am currently a freshman in college taking my prerequisites for Elementary Education. I am the type of person that researches everything and thinks constantly, I even made a website to compile all my ideas on. However, after all my constant thinking I have some worries that I have not yet figured out how to remedy. Am I weird or do most people worry about these things? If you do/did how did you cope? 1) I am worried that I will not be able to bring myself down to their level (intellectually) and if I do, I am worried I might bring myself down too far and then compromise their success as students. 2) I am worried I will feel the urge to correct everything. For example, if they write a sentence that is obviously wrong, I will feel the urge to correct it and I am not sure if I should, as I have seen other teachers not correct it... 3) I am worried I will be too strict or too nice. I am worried I will not be able to find the middle. 4) I am worried about contact. I love that kindergartners are so friendly and want to hug, however I am worried there will be issues with this and the last thing I would want is to be accused of something! 5) I am worried about selecting age appropriate books. I tried to check out a couple of books from the library and to me they were, well dumb. I remember liking the books If You Give a Mouse a Cookie, the Rainbow Fish, something about a girls striped socks, and The Lady Who Swallowed a Fly, but I couldn't find them at the library! I did go to booksamillion and find If you Give a Mouse a cookie and it is not as good as it was when I was little, so I have no idea any more... I believe that is all for now, I honestly can't hear myself think right now. I will probably have more later. Thanks in advance for any help or recommendations!