For those of you who are teachers, I wanted to run something past you. My building is two grade levels only (2nd and 3rd). I have taught 3rd grade for my entire career (this is my 6th year). My principal talked to me today and told me that she needs to get rid of one 3rd grade class and one 2nd grade class. She is thinking of moving me down to 2nd grade for several reasons.
I know it's only one grade level, but for those of you who have made a grade level change, how did it go? My friends are all within this grade level and I would never see them if I make the switch. Also, the 3rd grade team is very close knit; the 2nd grade team has a lot of internal fighting. I guess I'm trying to look for positives in this situation. I probably won't find out for sure until mid-May.
Any thoughts on making a grade level switch?