I try to arrive at work a half an hour early, so I can prepare for the day, check email, lay things out, etc. I need that time to myself to get my thoughts organized. Well the high school lets the kids in the building (out of the cafeteria) about 20 minutes before class starts. And that is when the pounding on my door begins. Litterly pounding, as students demand that I let them in. I have even tried closing the curtains on the door, does not work. I am thinking about putting a sign on the door telling the students they are not allowed in early. I mean, really, I might have just set my stuff down and need to go to the bathroom and they want in, which means I cannot even go to the bathroom! Am I wrong for wanting to keep those high schoolers out until I have to let them in? Do I have to give up my few minutes of morning prep time for kids to what to hang out and eat in my classroom (which is strickly forbidden but one student thinks as a football player rules don't apply to him.......should be fun to tell the coach that one...lol) It irritates me so much I sometimes end up pissed all day long.