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!!)
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