I was so excited to have a new curriculum this year. I have to say, I am working harder than I ever have. I haven't stayed late at school this much since my first year teaching. And then-- I was taking all the grading home and doing it on my couch. Now, I am staying at school to create quizzes, tests, and assignments. I'm trying to be thorough so next year will be a breeze. Who knows, I've already told the admin I don't want to teach Alg 1 next year, so all this work may just benefit someone else. Whatever--I still press on. My students deserve my best.