Let me start out by saying that I do not have a teaching license yet. I was an English Lit. major in college with a minor in World History. I'm not terrific in Science and I'm awful at teaching math! I was asked to take a three week long sub position for a fifth grade math/science class in an inner city. I explained to the principal that I'm not the best at science or math and I've never subbed before but she didn't seem to have an issue with it (now I think it's just because she couldn't find anyone else to agree to take it). Many of these kids live in hotels, are in foster care, have IEPs, etc. Two of them do not speak a word of English and I do not know Spanish (they are NOT pulled out and no one comes in to assist them). The teacher that is normally in the class is out due to stress...that's how badly these children behave. I have two sections. On Friday, between both, I sent 15 kids to the office because they were swearing, throwing things, fighting, wouldn't sit after repeated warnings to do so, etc. Today I only had to send out two (one called my helper gay, the other called another child a faggot). I was given a helper today who was removed half-way through the day for putting her hands on a student (I didn't realize she did this until later...the student got mad and flipped his desk, went to the office, and told them what she had done). I could deal with all of this except....I have no lesson plans! The teacher was only contractually obligated to leave plans for a week and that week is up. I have no idea what to do....I can't go through the book and just do pages in math because they are all on such different levels that it would be impossible. They don't have Science books, just some National Geographic magazines. Today I taught them exponents and we actually made it through the class but my ability to teach them this crap is basically nil. The principal was more concerned over the fact that I told the kids that they could chew gum than that they were not learning anything. What the heck should I do!?