I'm just wondering if the second year of teaching can be draining and discouraging. I just started my second year since I started mid-year last year. There are some issues in my district though that are making me feel really down. I teach K-5 Music. The big thing that has been bothering me is dealing with some of the people. I've never had to deal with people like this! I have four concerts left for the year. Two of them are next week. I filled out the paperwork to have chairs set up as usual and ran into the Custodian complaining about doing it without help from kids. I just don't get this. He acts like it's my responsibility to set up chairs. I went to our principal and she said she would take care of it and it was not my job. This week I also worked with my PLC. One member on the team had a ridiculous attitude and got really mad at the rest of us. The reason didn't even make sense. I also keep having parents send me emails telling me that their kids can't be at the concert (I guess it has only been three) because they've planned trips and if they had known the date of the concert, they would have planned them differently. I sent a paper copy of all the concerts home with each student at the beginning of the year. I put it in the newsletter at the beginning of the year. I've made posters and hung them through the entire building since the beginning of the year and I've been sending home letters and putting it in the newsletter for the past month. I just don't get why parents don't read the stuff. I just feel discouraged with everything right now. I hope next week will be better!