I am new to teaching preschool. I am a high school teacher on leave to be with my kids. However, I got this great opportunity to teach my daughter's preschool while my son is in Kindergarten half day. Now, I am feeling overwhelmed. I am not sure about some things: I had this view of sitting in preschool with all the little darlings around me listening to a story. Boy was I dissillusioned. Then, I tried splitting them into groups for story and that was better but not great. What to do??? They stand up and the other kids can't see and then it gets chaotic. Second problem: multi-age classroom. I have kids who are still 2 (will be three by December) and some that JUST turned three. Then, there are 3 1/2 -4 y.o. kids. I have MWF kids (12) and TTH kids (9) and some of them (3) come all 5 days. What do I do with the younger kids who have a shorter attention span? They 'disrupt' the others and before I know it, we have a domino effect -- and I have lost ALL control. I have plenty more questions -- these are just a few of them. I have a teacher's aide, by the way.