Sunday, August 8, 2010

Beginning a new school year

Well, it's almost time for another school year to begin. I'm doing my best to be ready, and I think I will be by August 23, but then I start thinking about my schedule this year, and I'm not certain I will be after all! I'm going to be a "floater" this year - I'll be teaching in 5 different classrooms! I haven't floated in a LONG time - not since the school year of 1984-85 - so it's a little bit intimidating to think about doing it again so many years later. But I've known this was going to be my assignment since last spring, so I've had time to think and plan somewhat. My biggest concern right now is making it easy for my students to find me before and after school as they need questions answered, etc. I'm trying to figure out the best plan of action, but I really think it's one of those things that will just have to "evolve" as the school year progresses. I will have a sort of "office" area in the Pre-AP Chemistry lab upstairs, but I don't think I'll be there for students before and after school. I will most likely be in or around Doc Smith's room or Mrs. Weaver's room most of the time, depending on what needs to be done when. But I'll have to work out the best plan of action for being available.

I am looking forwad to another year, though - I've always loved school and enjoy getting to know all my new students and seeing the older ones as they go through their high school years. One reason I enjoy teaching freshmen and sophomores is that after I get to know them early in their high school career, I have 2 or 3 more years to know them and watch them grow up and continue our relationship. So good luck in the new year! Come by and see me often - that is, if you can find me!!

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