When I taught Middle School and kids were attached to me or not doing as well as I would have liked, I never considered that I'd like to have them one more year. Ever.
But this First Grade thing is killing me. I've a very needy crowd this year and there are 4-5 kids who I know would be better off with me next year. They just take a LOT longer to get with the program and to adjust to new things. I told my Principal this. I don't know if she'll ignore it or if she'll consider letting those kids go with me to Second Grade. I wouldn't mind teaching Second. I never feel like one grade is the only place I can be. I'd rather be teaching and looking at solving new problems.
But, if that doesn't happen (and I'm guessing it probably won't), I think I'm going to truly grieve the loss of my class. I love them all so much. Even in the hard times. I look forward to seeing them and saying good morning and waiting for Aha moments.