Good morning, all. I hope this message finds you all well and safe. I know I have some explaining to do. I kind of had a bit of a breakdown in the beginning of September, but I'm doing much better now. Here's what happened: I got a job that's close to my old, traumatic school. I was looking for problems everywhere, anticipating the worst. In my culture, there's a saying: "If you're afraid of ghosts, they will find you." I had one student talk back to me, and I immediately freaked out after school, crying and almost getting into a car accident because of my panic attacks. After the dust settled, I realized that I wasn't being fair, that I should give this district a try. After all, my last "perfect" district had its problems too. I guess every district has its issues. I didn't go on medical leave. I know I should have, but I'm actually taking an intensive therapy program at night after school. It's been doing wonders for me. I also got my medication back on track. I scored really high on my observation last week, and my supervisor loves my work. I even think the kids are starting to like me. We're currently reading some wonderful works of literature. My biggest challenge is that I'm trying to make it relatable to them. I guess I got spoiled, you guys. I went from an affluent district to one that's a bit more challenging. The students are a bit rougher around the edges, but I do love them. I want to help them and I want to make a difference. I just worry because many of my kids are at a lower level, and I want to help them, but I'm not sure if I'm doing well. My biggest questions are: 1. How can you support students with lower reading levels in an ELA classroom? 2. Was it wrong to want to stick it out till the end of the school year at least? Thank you so much for listening, everyone. I sincerely appreciate all your feedback.