I posted a week or two ago about how I am taking over a 4th grade class in early March for the rest of the year, and how I am subbing two days a week in this room until I take over full time. This arrangement is still in place, but I'm starting to doubt everything. I just get so tired of trying to do things the same way as the regular classroom teacher, and if I hear "But Mrs. Smith says ____ (fill in the blank!)" one more time I'm going to lose it. I honestly feel bad for the kids most of all because they are pretty much having to switch back and forth between teachers every other day. Anyway, I can't figure out if my issues are mainly due to me being a first year teacher and trying to find my way in another teacher's classroom, or if I'm just not cut out for teaching at all. I dread going in almost daily, and there are so many days where I'm counting down the minutes until it's over. The ironic part is that overall things are going pretty well. The class seems to like and respect me, and they are well behaved ALMOST all the time. This is why I can't really figure out what my problem is. I have literally always wanted to be a teacher, and even through all of my student teaching and field placements I loved everything about it. Now I just don't know. Has anyone else taken over a class mid-year and just had a tough time transitioning/feeling comfortable? I'd love to hear from anyone with any similar experiences. Thanks for reading and letting me vent haha.