I am a new preschool teacher and have a love/hate relationship with my job. There are days I want to use this summer to development professionally as a teacher, and days when I want to get a summer job so I don't have to come back in September. I was hired six days after I found out this school existed. I had no orientation and did not have a chance to speak with any faculty before beginning. I have different groups; 21 four year olds to myself for part of the day and 17 three year olds the other. My distress is largely due to the fact that my teaching and management styles don't really fit in. It is a strict environment and I hear yelling from other teachers. I don't like to do this, but I was told that I have to be stern. Also, it's an academically based preschool and when I use play and movement in my classes, some look at me in disdain. I think that other classes have students sit at their desks for lessons and constantly prompting them to "shhh!" and "work in silence". I am thinking I should be honest with my boss and tell him I don't think I'm a good fit for the environment. I have another job prospect, but I would have to leave a few weeks before the school year ends to take it. I'm confused and want to stay a teacher, but I'm tired of going to work every day and feeling like I fail in this school.