So, I have an impossible class. And I know that's my first problem, thinking they are impossible. But, honestly as I get one area under control I look to something else and the area that was fine becomes not so anymore. My kids are active, have attention issues, talking issues, respect issues for adults and each other. They are in first grade. I never would imagine walking into a setting like this to try and teach. All my energy is focused on preventing yelling matches between students, other argument/fights, and getting them to complete work while I'm running reading groups. I have gotten much advice from colleagues and put much of it into place. The learning abilities are 50/50... Many of the kids need additional support services, yet I do not have an aide in my room. Special area teachers and others that have come into contact w/my students say " I am so glad I'm not you" "How do you do it?" etc... principal is now worried the results are not where they should be and I'll probably lose my job. This is my first year. I walked in before Xmas break to a class that had no set schedule and created my own. We have made progress, but the class is loaded with behavior issues. I don't know what I'm looking for, but I am frustrated and thought I'd post my situation.