Summer Passing

July 16, 2009 at 7:44 pm 1 comment

I finally received an email containing part of the curriculum I’ll be teaching next year.

My district is highly structured in some ways (similar concepts are taught at the same time, district-wide) but less so in other ways (there is only one absolutely required text per grade level; the rest is at the teacher’s discretion). For my tenth graders, I’ll be teaching To Kill a Mockingbird. I’m not fantastically excited about TKAM, to be honest; I like the story, but am not sure what it is like to teach it. I’m going to be meeting with a friend who loved teaching it to her ninth graders – hopefully that will give me a spark of inspiration!

Now I’m finally in a position where I can begin planning. I have a job, I have a grade level, I know some of my curriculum…

…and there is so much I had planned to do this summer…

…and it’s half over. More than half over. How did this happen?

I feel deeply frustrated.


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1 Comment Add your own

  • 1. Kit  |  July 25, 2009 at 9:19 pm

    You will still get a lot accomplished this summer. You needed time to recharge your battery.


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