I recently posted my frustration with getting a new student on my blog. I was so annoyed because I got the last new student and my numbers were already higher than the other classes. This was a response I received from my aunt. "Maybe I don't get it, but I don't get it. What's so bad about getting the new student? No wonder being the new kid is so hard. Not only do the kids not like them, but apparently the teachers don't either? Help me understand..." I am LIVID. Can I not have job frustrations because I'm a teacher??? Do I have to take everything with a smile??? NO, I DON'T! I would never let a student know how frustrated I was because I'm not mad at them. I'm annoyed by the paperwork, restructuring my classroom, potential for disaster. It has nothing to do with the actual student! UGH, I could just scream. Why can't I be mad about something that happens at work. Can anyone honestly say they've never been frustrated with something at work. AND most people work with adults where they can just let them know how they feel. Can we walk up to students and say "yeah, so, I'm really not happy about the inconvienance of a new student but I'm glad you're here." I don't dislike new students. I just dislike everything that comes with it.