Have you ever noticed the insane amount of extra stuff to do? I never knew my life could be so consumed by paper work, grades, making things for my class, etc. I am constantly living in a state of "overwhelmed". It stinks. I hope that next year will be better! I have heard by the third year things tend to calm down. Let's hope so!!
You know, I am constantly reminding myself that I chose this job. I had other offers and I chose this one. I know it is where I should be. I am just feeling like I am working super hard and getting no where. I will say that the kids make it worth it. They always say just the right thing at just the right time. LOVE them! They are, after all, the reason I'm there!