My first day teaching 3rd and 4th graders just was totally exhausting and frustrating. Let me just say that the kids were sweet, but they were so hyper and so, well, disrespectful! I feel like I spent the whole day trying to quiet the class. A totally quiet class was unheard of. I'm lucky if there was just a dull hum of voices. I went over procedures and rules and respect. I just feel like I failed. I had such good intentions and was so excited about teaching, but I feel so upset right now. Please tell me I'm not the only one who had a rough start!!