I am sooooo sick of all the teachers here (specifically the first/second and third/fourth grade teacher) saying things like "Just wait till they come into my class! They won't get away from that in my class!" Seriously!? They're flippin' five years old! Anytime they see one of my students do anything age appropriate for a kindergartner, BUT not age appropriate for the grade level they teach, (such as crying because they want their mom or running in the hall) they say "You won't be able to do that in my class!" No kidding! That's because they'll be older and more mature. They also tell my parents, "Are you ready for me?" I'm pretty strict with my students and I expect their best. But, I'm also realistic in what they can handle as kindergartners! They both think they are so big and bad. We work at an affluent middle/ upper class school with small class sizes. If they (or me!) spent one day in an inner city school, they would have a very hard time! That would humble them! I know that this doesn't sound like a big deal and its really not. However, I'm sick of it. Quit acting like you are Mrs. Teacher of the Year! Unfortunately, I am the only K teacher at my school, so this forum is the only place I have to vent to.