Long rant. I apologize ahead of time. This has only just ended my first 2 weeks of teaching. I replaced a teacher who gave 2 weeks notice to pursue a job in another field (not that she gave up, she had been teaching for 10 years). But I'm getting so frustrated. 1. I got laryngitis my first week. Friday my voice was hoarse, but manageable. That weekend I proceeded to lose my voice. However, Monday-Wednesday I pushed through. It appeared that my "Teaching voice" worked halfway where my regular voice didn't. Thursday and Friday my doctor made me stay home to get better (update: it's half back now...hurry up!!!!) 2. My principal sat in on my Math class (GT) for like 5-10 minutes here and there the whole past 2 weeks. Then he pulls me in his office on Wednesday and says that he's not seeing any improvements, nor is he seeing the great things that my references talked about. So he wants all of my lessons to him by Monday, start of school (8:15am). Not once did he consider the fact that I had no voice, that I was new to math (my ST school was departmentalized and my teacher didn't teach math) 3. He told me I wasn't using my resources (math office, reading specialist) to plan my lessons and that basically they sucked. Last I checked, the Reading Specialist, who is in my room for all of reading, helped me plan out my lessons. She has yet to say anything negative to me about my lessons. Constructive? Yes. Negative? No. She's been with me every step of the way because I have a class that's split groups B and D (B being average). My D's are split with 3 ESOL, 2 that get pulled for Phonics, along with several others. I'm learning. 4. Back to the resources. Yes, I had off Thursday and Friday. No, I wasn't off gallivanting around town. I was home, sleeping. I was trying to get better. Besides, I wasn't planning on being out Friday, so I was trying to get sub plans to my team leader. I didn't even have my teacher guides to plan for the following week. 5. The teacher I replaced was very disorganized. She didn't believe in binders...so all papers were shoved into the teacher guide books. Her grading system consisted of 3 digital gradebooks for each subject (classwork, homework, tests) and half the grades for each student were missing! So interims went out my first Friday and I never sent mine. I talked to my Team Leader and he said to talk to the principal. The principal said to go back and put in "excused" for every hole. I don't want to do that. That will round all their grades and it won't be a fair portrayal of their grades. My principal told me my contract is on the line. We're going to discuss it this upcoming Friday (after 1 week). If he hasn't seen any improvements, I will not receive my contract offer. I'll continue to be the long term sub until they find a new teacher to take over. So now I don't know what to do. The more and more I think about it, the more I think this isn't my best fit school. The more I think that this principal really only did hire me so he could have more time to find a suitable full-time teacher. I came about this position because I accepted a pre-k assistant position to get my foot in the door with the county. This position came up suddenly and shocked everyone, including the P. So he offered me the position, having promised me a position should one come up throughout the school year. I don't know what to do about these lessons. Do I half-ass them and turn them in Monday? Do I not do them at all? Do I turn them in 1 day at a time? I wish things were easier.