It was the start of a new school year in Oz and I moved to a new school (from 67 kids to 520). I was scared ****less. My old students took great fun in telling me how feral the new school was, but at the moment I am having an easier time controlling a class of 27 than 12. The kids said they liked me better than the old teacher, which was a nice change as at my old school I took over from a teacher who had taught all the kids parents. I like most of the kids. A lot of them are taller than me! I am what I consider average height (5'7") and they tower over me. They complimented my butt length (2 inches from sitting on) hair and talked positively about my school bus bag http://www.modcloth.com/shop/bigbags/play-it-school-shoulder-bag The bad points... <ol>[*]I forgot to introduce myself to THREE classes![*]There was not enought textbooks for all my year 11s. I had to give them damaged copies. I do not have a textbook for myself, which is not so much of an issue as I use e-copies.[*]There are two streams of Maths classes in one year. One has 30 or so and the other has 8! I did not have enough room in my class so one sat at the end of a row[*]One class (older than 15) was very disproportionate! Half knew nothing about timestables and fractions and the other half knew their timestables, but had only a very basic knowledge of fractions[*]The projector in my room does not work [*]When I was writing on my whiteboard, the air conditioner was dripping on me! There was a lot of sniggering from students.[*]The air conditioner leaks, there is a huge wet patch on the carpet and puddles on the shelf</ol>I apologise for the boasting/whingeing post but I need to talk and have not really made friends in this town yet!