Hello everyone. I am a newly credentialed teacher and just took a position as an Aide to get my foot in the door with a highly prestigious California school district. I am fully prepared to work my butt off, but am perplexed that I have NO BREAK in my daily 6-hour schedule. I also am expected to create tailored lessons to meet the instructional needs of various groups of students that I'll pull out of class, yet I also have NO SCHEDULED PREP TIME. I asked about the prep time, and was told 10 minutes might be squeezed in somewhere. Just wandering what you seasoned teachers thought. I am aware of the time and effort required to deliver effective and meaningful lessons, and I look forward to the opportunity. At the same time, I'm not a robot, and need some nourishment of food and drink. Moreover, I understand 6 hours of lessons cannot be planned in 10 minutes. Is this legal - the school not providing a break? And am I a sucker for cranking out lessons having to do the prep on my own unpaid time? Or should I just suck it up? I am apprehensive about saying anything because I don't want to be seen as stirring the pot. Your feedback please. Thank you so much.