Yep, it's true. I was asked to move to 4th grade at the end of the school year and I said yes...not that I could say no. Although at the beginning I wasn't too happy about it, I've gotten used to the idea. I was ready for a change and really it's an easier change than moving schools or even districts. I am excited to see some of the kids again, as they were the kids that started in my 1st grade and then I took some of them with me as I went up the next year into the 1st/2nd split. I am also excited about teaching with a new team. They have been teaching together for a long time and they know the grade.
What scares me though is that I really don't know the grade level curriculum and I've never ever listened to anything when they've talked about the older grades, because I never saw myself teaching anything higher than 3rd for sure.
So next year will be a new beginning for me. A new start. It will be fun, but oh what a change it will be.