Friday, July 26, 2013
Phew, after weeks of administrators being on vacation, I finally got my finalized schedule for the upcoming school year! I had it at the end of the year, but there was a conflict with a high school and elementary class. Consequently, decisions couldn't be made about my schedule until the district figured out if they were hiring a 3rd gym/health teacher on full-time or part-time, and administrators were out of the building at different times due to vacations and family needs. Either way, here it is! (And boy it looks hectic to me too...)
I will now only have the elementary grades once a 6-day cycle for art. I'm a little sad about that, but the prospect of getting back to teaching high school is finally starting to get exciting for me! I currently am scheduled to have two art 7 classes, two studio classes and an elective. If I can grab the attention of at least 6 students from study halls, I have permission to create a second elective, which would happen opposite of the scheduled elective and then my lunch period will be moved. I've had a lot of 8th grade students mention that they wish they had art in 8th grade, so I'm hoping they have study hall then and I can snag some!
Oh boy oh boy...let the planning begin!
Hubby and I spent another two hours organizing in the high school art room last night. I'm pretty happy with results. I have a drawer of old paint brushes to sort through and a tall, double cabinet of supplies left to sort through and I'm done! They are scheduled to strip and wax the floors in that room next week, so I'll have a rest before my supplies are delivered to the room and I can start putting things away and decorating the cupboards and walls...let the Pinterest surfing begin!