Shannon Falls, August 2012

Tuesday, July 1, 2008

Pacing Guides

So here I've been, trucking along doing PowerPoints and printing off lesson plans, trying to get ready for the start of the year when BAM! I take a closer look at my pacing guides and get thoroughly, utterly confused. Why? Because I have a stack of almost 30 sheets of paper that outline the 4 terms of what I am to teach. Okay, so why was I lost then if it was all laid out before me? Again, because as I'm going through I see Term 1, Term 2, Term 3, Term 4. No big deal, right? Then I hit Term 1, Term 2, Term 3, Term 4 again. What's the deal? Yesterday I didn't have enough time to deal with it, so I pushed my frustrations aside and tackled the stack this morning. Finally, I figured out that one set is for READING and the other is for LANGUAGE ARTS, which means I have to combine what is to be taught each term in both sections into a course that flows and makes sense! I had nearly thrown away the latter set, assuming it was simply a repeat of what I already had. I have a nice little notebook filled with sheets, tests, quizzes, lesson plans, etc. for my reading segment but I've yet to start the grammar that makes up Term 1. Nouns, here I come! (Let's just say I will definitely be doing a refresher on conjuctions and types of pronouns. EEK!!)