"Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses...."
Yes, I got a new student today. He is not new to our building, but he was in another fifth grade class, and the teacher couldn't handle him, so he got put into my room. The better you seem to be with discipline and management, your "reward" seems to be as many tough kids as they can stuff into your room. I know things will end up being ok, but it stinks getting dumped on every year like this. (The teacher whose room they came from is not very good at management, and I have a strong feeling that there are another 1-2 students from her room coming my way.)
I like the challenge of helping tough kids turn into role models, etc.....but seriously, it is only the sixth day of school.