My morning is spent teaching four English classes. The afternoon is all homeroom, all the time. It includes "study hall", DEAR time, read aloud, and English.
I am exhausted at the end of the day because the entire afternoon is spent keeping this bunch from spinning out of control. Remember, I have 11 students with behavior issues, all are loud, and most have problems with impulse control. One of the non-behavior-issue kids is now unmedicated because dad lost his job and they are trying to get medicaid. This poor boy is trying so hard to keep it together.
It feels like trying to rein in wild horses for two solid hours.