After seven weeks of SDC core middle school teaching I am no where near reducing my time spent grading and creating lesson plans. Don't even get me started on paperwork. The office staff hate me for late paperwork and this is because I put theirs outside and focus on my special ed paperwork. I am on my third IEP and I am exhausted. I come to work early and leave last and even the building guy is starting to dislike me because he wants to leave but has to wait till 6 to close the gates. I hope it gets better and I am so glad I took this quarter off from my masters program if not I will go crazy.