This is my first year of teaching. Teachers returned on the 13th to learn we had a classroom shortage and a massive enrollment. Fortunately I was one of the lucky ones to receive a classroom. Decorating has been hell because I keep running out of those blasted bulletin board boarders. I didn't have enough wall decorations so when I did get more I had to take down some stuff and re-size, re-measure countless times. My third grade team was supposed to meet this week and collaborate on a lesson plan. It is now Friday. Our kids come back MONDAY and I have no lesson plan so you can guess how my weekend will be spent! (And no I didn't have the benefit of planning over the summer. We didn't receive our grade level assignment until this past Monday) The clincher: Since I am at a charter school the curriculum is primarily TAKS based. If 98% of my children don't receive COMMENDED performances my contract for the future is in major jeopardy.