We started school today and I hate to say this, but I'm NOT happy with my class. I have several very low students (one of which would benefit from a life skills class). I have a child who may or may not be emotionally disturbed, a child who is prone to epileptic seizures, and several other common behavioral problematic students (blurting, not paying attention/listening, etc.) This is also a class of 28! I had 20 last year so it's quite a jump in numbers. On top of all of this, I was given the position of lead teacher after only teaching 1 year (this is my second), which is a lot more work on my plate that I was not given an additional planning period for (I was under the impression I would receive an extra planning period to conduct my observations and complete all necessary paperwork/online trainings). I am self-contained this year, whereas last year I wasn't and the entire curriculum has changed. Students were dismissed a bit ago and I've been sitting in my room crying. I honestly don't know how I can make it through this year.