I am a brand new teacher in a very small rural school, teaching junior and senior high math and science. I love the fact that my class sizes are small, but have been completely overwhelmed by the amount of prep needed for seven unique classes per day. We have completely overhauled science this year, so I am basically starting from scratch with no previous unit plans to follow. I teach 7 out of 8periods per day, and each class is completely different. So, my question goes out to those who teach in schools that are medium to large in size (but would love to hear from anyone): 1. How many "different" subjects do you teach every day? 2. How does this reflect the amount of time you spend preparing lesson plans? 3. Does the repetition of teaching the same subject multiple times a day present its own unique challenges? I'd appreciate any comments or insight! Thanks in advance for helping out a "newbie"!