This school year has been my most difficult in my 10 years of teaching. We don’t have the supplies we need because of the deep budget cuts. Worst of all, I no longer have a full time TA. It is extremely difficult to work with the children and make sure you are meeting their needs when you have to share your TA with another class. I want to have more intricate and fun activities and work hard with the children in small groups, but it is really hard without another adult in the room.