I went into my new school to meet with someone (I don't know his title) about the staff development. My initials were on the board next to 5th grade. I'm pretty heartbroken right now- I don't want to teach 5th. ESPECIALLY inner city- I don't feel like my classroom management would be good enough. I never had problems in 5th before, but there were times I was borderline out of patience. I'm not sure I could handle it. The other teacher that was there knew what grade she was teaching and there are initials on the board next to every grade level. Should I call them and see if it can be switched? I'm seriously about to bust into tears. I don't want to give them the impression that I can't do it, but I really, really don't want to teach 5th.