Hey guys... I am so low and have been for the past month and a half. The problem is that one of the preschool teachers was fired back then and the replacement teacher knows just how to push everyone's buttons. The thing is, that the school I teach at doesn't really have a set curriculum but has adjusted it to what the parents want their kids to do and learn in school as it is a private school and the fees are huge. Yes, I do agree that the work is hard but I have downscaled it to what the kids in my class can manage. We do a colour and shape a month, a letter a week, a number every two weeks, an opposite every two weeks, and some vocabulary as none of the children speak any english. They are required to write the letters and numbers 1-10 and we were told to do a worksheet on both the letter and number everyday which I scaled down to one a day as I have 25 children in my class and it takes about 35-40 minutes to get it done. This worked fine for me and most of my children enjoy the worksheets and have taken to it well. This has been practice for 3 years now since the school started. This new teacher came in with a bang, took over and protested everything we were told to do with the children because "she is qualified and she was taught that the kids should play with sand and and and" which I understand completely, but the point remains that the work that the children do is what is requested and expected by the parents. She protested so much and made such a scene that the teacher who took weeks making worksheets for the preschoolers took every last one and said she refuses to have her work critisised all the time. Now we have no worksheets, and she, being the cause of all this and not just doing what her job description says, refuses to make new worksheets and me and the other teacher are left to do it. To make matters worse is that she constantly critisises everything I do in my class. Things like telling me that the way I count blocks with a child is wrong! Is there a wrong and right way to do that? We have download books which you can write down things about each child in your class "if" you want to. Even that she tells me I'm doing wrong! The download book is something you do out of choice. Each teacher does it the way they want to. We were told that what we do in class doesn't have to be coordinated with the other teachers, as long as the homework is the same for everyone. She now insists that we do the same everyday even after being told that we don't have to and that it is each teachers choice. She even wants us to do the same art every week and art is a completely free subject in which you do what you choose with your class. I just feel so run down because nothing I do is ever right in her eyes, not that she's supposed to or has the right to judge, and not one compliment is thrown my way for all the other great things I do. She's a teacher... not the head so I get really frustrated when she wants to deliver judgement on what I do. She comes into my class to "observe" but instead of sitting quietly and "observing", she'll interupt me and my class to tell me that she doesn't do it this way she does it that way. That's not the point of observing is it, and if she wanted to give suggestions, she could wait until I am finished instead of drawing my children's attention away from what I am trying to do with them and making it harder for me to hold their attention.