I was moved to a different grade level this year and was never really able to figure out the team dynamic. We never met to discuss curriculum, field trips or anything. One of the teachers tends to take the lead in decisions and then there is also a separate grade chair. There would just be a field trip on the calendar and that's how I would find out about it. I asked the grade chair if we could meet maybe once a month just to make sure we were all on the same page and she said she would take the idea to the others-nothing came of it. I felt very left out this year. For example we had a baby shower for a colleague on another grade level and I asked if we were getting something as a team. They said we'll get back to you if we decide to do something. At the shower she reads the card to her gift and it's from everyone else on the team. They would have lunches together where they would all bring food to share-I asked about it one day and was just brushed off. They close the door, so I don't feel like I can just drop in and eat with them. The worst one was when we were doing a grade level activity and I was told to go at a certain time. I took my class and did it. Then I see all the rest of the grade level going together afterward. When I asked why I was asked to go separately I was told "well, that's the way you wanted it". I questioned why the grade chair would think that and she said the rest of the team told her that's what I said. I never talked to them about this activity-they don't talk to me at all. I didn't think I'd have to stay on this team next year, but apparently I will have to. My question is, do I say something next year and if so, how do I phrase it? I don't want to sound like a baby because they won't let me "play" but I also don't know if I can take another year of cold shoulders. I think teachers are much better if they can share ideas and collaborate-but I don't know how to do that if the others aren't up for it. Any advice would be appreciated.