Mr. Reyes sent out an email with out tentative schedules for next year. He said that these will probably be THE schedules, and I'm really hoping so! We've known since before school was out that we are going to a five period day next year. Classes will be 78 minutes instead of the 96 minute four block day we've been on for forever. That will take some getting used to, but honestly, I think I'll like it.
So...my schedule for next year. First semester, I will have planning first period (block?? What are the class times called??) Then I will have English 12 for the ENTIRE day! YEA!!!! That makes me SOOOOO happy. (It takes very little to make me happy. Really.) Now, having planning first and then having to teach four classes back to back will be a killer until I get used to it, but I do like first period planning. (Sadly, the older I get, the longer it takes for me to get used to the beginning of the school year.)
Second semester, I'll still have planning first, but my second period will be English 11, and then the rest of the day will be English 12. I've done English 11 at least once every semester since my second year in general ed, so I know the material, but it certainly isn't my favorite. British lit, however, I looooove! Give me a book about the English monarchy, and I am in HEAVEN. (I just finished The White Queen. Phillipa Gregory's next book to come out is The Red Queen, and of course, I will buy it.)
Misty, the other teacher who does English 12, will have only one "regular" English 12 each semester, but she will have two AP English 12 classes which will meet all year long. She will be the coordinator for the AP English classes at the high school, so in addition to her normal planning, she will have a class period that is AP Prep. This means that I will have almost all of the seniors. The AP classes are usually smaller than the "regular" classes, and our "regular" classes have been running about 30 students each.
I almost started planning a couple of weeks ago, but I'm glad I didn't now. I will get started next week on the British lit. I'd been thinking about making a couple of changes to my plans--trying to add a few things and taking out a few things. I can wait about doing anything with American lit 2 until later.
I guess that's about it for today. We worked in the yard here at the lake from about 8 until about 2, and I am TIRED. (Not only that, but before my shower, I was stanky. I don't know who said that Southern girls don't sweat; they glisten. But today, this Southern girl was pouring sweat.) The yard looks great though. Katy and Sam are coming up tomorrow, so I'll need to rest up tonight. :)
Have a GREAT day!
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