I am beginning to wonder if I am going to make it this year. I am glad I have found a place to vent to people who probably know what I am going through. I just finished student teaching last May and was offered a full day Kinder position. It is a great school so I took it even though I was hoping more for 2nd-3rd grade. I was then changed to the am/pm kinder teacher and I was given 34 am students and 36 pm students without an aide. I am not sure if this is typical or not but I am going crazy just trying to survive. I am there early and stay until at least 7:00 each night. I loved the idea of teaching but this is not what I was expecting. I was forced into signing a two year contract so I am stuck. I have parents who are a bit upset that I haven't had parent volunteers in my room but honestly I haven't had time to type out a volunteer calendar and I am also a bit embarrassed to have them in my classroom as it is often chaotic and I am not sure how to control this large number of students even though I have a behavior management. program and set rules. Well I would love to hear any suggestions or stories of similar situations as I feel completely overwhelmed and I do not feel as though I can vent at work.