So I teach 16 4 year olds in a private school. I have a structured curriculum to follow and I simply just can't do it. I'm burnt out already and I've officially been in school since Sept. 6. There was talk at Parent's Night about the size of my class and I had to smile and say I can handle it, I'm comfortable with the size. Well 1 month and about 2 weeks into the year and all I can think about is: I don't do any differentiated instruction so I have many very bored children who then act out and the winter issue. Dressing 16 kids in 5 minutes to go outside for 30 minutes, then undressing and to lunch? My problem: I have mentioned to the owners of the school (my admin. in other words, and the principal) the idea of an aide. Their response well we really didn't want to have to hire someone. My opinion, they're cheap and don't realize I would quit if I found another job where I didn't deal with this. How do I tell them I NEED AN AIDE. All I really need is someone from 9 till 12:30. I can handle the rest. Any suggestions?