I've discussed this with everyone I know, so now I'm reaching out for additional opinions to confuse me even more! We were notified recently by our principal that the pre-K teacher (who is Nat'l Bd. Cert., has quite a bit of seniority, and is a fantastic teacher) wants to move up and teach K next year. There is not an opening in K, so in order for him to grant her request (which he is definitely going to do), one of us will have to teach another grade next year. In an effort to make things smooth, he has offered to let someone loop with her class and has promised that an additional K class will be created the following year for that person to return to K. I have the most incredible class this year that anyone could ever want. I would LOVE to have them for another year, but...it means making a lot of changes. First of all, I am very very close to the other K teachers. Second, I have worked together with them, enriching the K curriculum to the strong program it is now. Now, I'll have to step into a whole new curriculum and I'm not sure how much room there is for additional input. Third, it'll be A LOT of work learning a new curriculum for just one year. Lastly, I wonder if I will have the foresight to take the kids as far as they are capable of going, since I'm not used to dealing with students on that level. Any thoughts?