I teach music classes at a local charter school and I love it. I love that I get to work with young children teaching them to love music and I love that I get to work in the educational field. My first year of teaching was a ton of work. I remember thinking that if every year was like this there was no way I could do it again. Luckily, you get the hand of it, you reuse lessons plans and you find places to get your resources that it makes it easier.
For instance, I found a place called Boosters Best that is an elementary school store. They have about every kind of supply that you could need for your classroom. The thing that I like about this particular elementary school store is that they have a great large selection. I was not only able to get charts and stickers from them to track students progress, but I was able to get the end of year trophies and medals as well. Just having a store like that where you know you can get anything you need makes a teachers life infinitely easier. I now use Boosters Best for all of the supplies that I get for my classroom