So I am sitting here at my computer feeling depressed because my weekend is almost over! I really wish I could love my job but the grade level is all wrong! I student taught in 5th grade and then in 2nd grade. I loved every min I was in my 5th grade placement. I loved that they were independent and could think for themselves. I could give them a project and they would get to work. When I went to my 2nd grade placement it was clear from the first day that it was not for me. I love the older students, while the younger ones tend to get on my nerves and drive me insane. Well needless to say I signed a letter of intent with my district before I knew what grade level I would be in (never again will I do that!!!) and low and behold I was placed in 2nd grade! I want to love my job but my students get on my last nerve. I feel like an awful person because I know that they are only in 2nd grade and can't help it but they still drive me nuts! I have no time in the day to get anything done because my students are completely dependent on me! Whats even more depressing is that if I stay with the district next year I will be forced to stay in my current grade level. Is anyone else feeling like they are teaching in the wrong grade level????