I am so excited! I received the confirmed schedule for this year, so now I know exactly what I will be teaching! Yay! Let the planning begin!
At the school where I teach, we are very unique. So what we teach sometimes changes. We never know from year to year what we will teach. One could look at this as a negative aspect of teaching where I teach, but I choose to look at it as a positive. I get to try my hand at various subjects and grade levels without leaving the comforts of my hall. And it helps me stay current with the subject areas I am certified to teach.
This past school year, I taught 7th grade reading and 8th grade language arts. While it was fun to teach, I have missed teaching social studies. But this year, I will teach 7th grade reading/language arts combined, one 7th grade social studies, and one 8th grade social studies course. I am excited to get to teach social studies again! I love using hands-on activities for social studies and bringing history to life for my students. This will be the first year in many that I will not teach 8th grade writing. While I will miss this course, I know that I can use my teaching to prepare the 7th graders to be wonderful 8th grade writers.
I am looking forward to this school year! Now, if I can just get busy planning!