So, I had all of these grand envisions of becoming this amazing blogger that kept up with her blog, grad school, her classroom planning, Coaching, and you know having a life.
That all stopped two weeks ago when my principal came to me and said:
"you are also going to be teaching 7th grade pre algebra and 7th grade support"
I deflated. I now have 5 preps. You heard me 5 preps. I spent all summer creating this perfect environment for 6th grade girls. As that is what I was told I would be doing. I have this amazing neon room filled with adorable girly things.
and now I have an 8th grade homeroom (that is graded and I have to make lessons for...) two 6th grade math classes, a 6th grade support class, a 7th grade support class and 7th grade pre-algebra.
oh. AND the 7-8th grade classes are co-ed.
I am frustrated, tired and spend my entire weekends planning for too many PREPS. 3 of my classes have NO CURRICULUM and no guidance. I have spent the last two weekends trying to make some sort of scope and sequence for the three so that when it does come down to it I can just roll from there.
I told myself I did not want my blog to just be all about SLANTboxes but as the deadline is approaching I am finding myself running out of days in the week to post blogs about the KILLER ISN's that my students are creating! In the mean time I have barely talked to my own SLANT partners (I am such a bad SLANT role model).
I am hoping that everything will smooth out over the next few weeks and it will not be such a pain in my rear end.
Happy teaching y'all!