I'm ready to quit. I feel like such a failure. I took over for a retiring teacher and today was my 2nd day on my own. I don't know if I can do the job. I wake up at 5am to get to school by 7am. I don't leave school until at least 7pm then it's a 35 minute drive home. I'm exhausted and feel so unprepared for tomorrow. I have 26 kids in my class and they are so not on their level (I teach 4th grade). We were doing math today and they were to do the even numbered problems. Guess what? Half of the class didn't know what even numbers were. I assigned spelling homework, to write definitions. Half of the class told me they didn't have dictionaries at home. I felt horrible. I had to change the assignment. I want to buy them all dictionaries, or at least ones they can use in the room (I only have 7 in my room). I haven't gotten paid yet and I had been unemployed for 2 months prior. Therefore I have no money. Then I get called to a mtg this afternoon after school and they're conducting a student assistent mtg about one of my kids and I have absolutely no idea what's going on. 4:30pm hit and I just started to cry and have been crying ever since. I don't even know where to start. I'm afraid I will fail these kids.