I know that many teachers get more of their own work done during the day than I seem to be able to manage. I think the main problem is that I really feel like I am on the 'kids' time during the school day. I feel that I should be able to get some paperwork done when they are doing seat work, but they ALWAYS have questions, or just want to show me stuff, or have some story they want to share, or want to read to me what they have 'so far'...also some get done fast, etc etc... anyway, how do you carve out time to get some work done when the kids are there? When they come up to talk to you, do you really say you can't talk to them? I have done that sometimes, when it's really crunch time for some paperwork, but then I feel bad that I have turned them away.