:help::help::help:God works in mysterious ways :lol: I always saw myself as a high school biology teacher.... until student teaching happened: and then I saw myself as a middle school teacher. Then I was interviewed at this amazing private academy and I've been praying non-stop to get the job. Well turns out they want me for a 5th grade science position. I'm a bit sad about it---I was hoping to teach in the grades I know about--- but apparently God wants me here and it's a great school so I won't complain. I know that I'm IN now and I don't have to worry about job searching or thinking I just suck as a teacher. So I'm ready for the task at hand (though I don't start until Sept)... So what in the world SHOULD I know about 5th graders? I'll just be teaching science (they move from class to class)--- but I'm not sure where they are mentally and emotionally at that age. Any books, links, or personal thoughts would be appreciated!