So I’m back here at school, doing in-service days or whatever this is called. I’m here tomorrow all day too getting my room ready for the school year. It’s always a little overwhelming the first couple of days because I need to know so many things and get so many materials prepped and ready for use immediately. We have no direct access to copy machines so I need to get them prepared for someone else to make the copies for me.
I’m teaching some good classes this year: English, like always, and Social Studies like always, too. I’m teaching Geography again but because I hated it so much last year, we’ve made some significant changes to it this year. Rather than teaching the Geography of Brazil or of the United States while we’re studying the Renaissance in Northern Europe, we’re changing it so that I can teach the geography of the places we’re studying in History class. It’ll be much better and I think I won’t be struggling so much for ideas of what to do. Finally, I’m teaching a high school Speech & Drama class. It should be interesting, considering it’s a class I get to design on my own, which can be an overwhelming task. But I’ve had three years of designing new classes, so I think I’ll be fine. We’re reading really good texts, “Titus Andronicus” is one of them, so I am pretty sure it’ll be a good class.
Still freezing here. Just thought I’d let you know.