Next year's schedule

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  1. mollydoll

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    I have no doubt that you are an extremely valuable faculty member, so of course they should be understanding and flexible. I am glad they are making everything easier on your rather than harder!
     
  2. LMath85

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    I'll be teaching Algebra, Geometry and Reading for September. Though we are told things could change, last year nothing changed.
     
  3. Aliceacc

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    My husband's school, run by the same religous order, does a full week.

    Of course, they have a pool. and a retreat house in the woods. (Our "retreat house" is on the 3rd floor of our building, not nearly as pretty or separate as theirs.)
     
  4. Briana008

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    I got my tentative schedule yesterday:

    1st: geology/oceanography
    2nd: geology/oceanography
    3rd: planning
    4th: TBA
    5th: physical science
    6th: physical science
    7th: geology/oceanography

    I'm concerned about the "TBA" because it is entirely possible that my admin will throw in a third prep (the AP mentioned something about all teachers should expect three preps, I think he wants to do it on principle, not out of necessity). Also, physical science isn't my thing, nor have I ever taught it, so I don't really know what to expect. I did at least work with some of the upcoming sophomores this summer, some of whom might be in my class. We had a good time building bottle rockets so I know physical science can be fun. :)

    ~Briana~
     
  5. INteacher

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    Oh yeah Briana - I would certainly be worried with a TBA too. Too many things it could be and in my case they were always not fun. Hopefully you won't have the same experience
     
  6. 8teacher

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    Wow!

    You guys make me feel really good about my schedule next year. I already know what courses and times and conferences periods, for sure! We got them the week school was getting out.

    Modified Block Schedule

    A- day B-day
    1st period 1st period
    2nd period 5th period
    3rd period 6th period
    4th period 7th period
    8th period 8th period

    1st and 8th are 50 mins long and happen every day. 2-4 and 5-7 are 90 mins every other day. Weird, I know. I've taught on a 4 period block, a 5 period block, and a 7 period every day schedule, so this will be new.

    Good luck to all of you that don't know your classes yet! You'll make it! We teachers always do!
     
  7. rachaelski

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    I just got my schedule today! My schedule varies based on the day:

    Monday:
    1: 7th Lang/Lit
    2. 7th Lang/Lit
    3. 7th Lang/Lit
    4. 8th Study Hall
    5. 8th Lang/Lit
    6. 8th Lang/Lit
    7. 8th Lang/Lit
    8. Plan

    Tuesday:
    1. Mass
    2. Mass
    3. 7th Lang/Lit
    4. 7th Lang/Lit
    5. 8th Lang/Lit
    6. 8th Lang/Lit
    7. 8th Lang/Lit
    8. 7th Lang Lit

    Wednesday:
    1. Prep
    2. Prep
    3. 8th Lang/Lit
    4. 8th Lang/Lit
    5. 8th Lang/Lit
    6. 7th Lang/Lit
    7. 7th Lang/Lit
    8. 7th Lang/Lit

    Thursday:
    1. Prep
    2. Prep
    3. 7th Lang/Lit
    4. 7th Lang/Lit
    5. 7th Lang/Lit
    6. 8th Lang/Lit
    7. 8th Lang/Lit
    8. 8th Lang/Lit

    Friday:
    1. 8th Lang/Lit
    2. 8th Lang/Lit
    3. Prep
    4. Prep
    5. 8th Lang/Lit
    6. 7th Lang/Lit
    7. 7th Lang/Lit
    8. 7th Lang/Lit

    Whew! It's screwy because for part of the day each grade travels in 3 groups, but another part of the day they travel in 2 groups (for specials and social studies).
     
  8. rachaelski

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    Just realized this was for HS...sorry from the middle school!
     
  9. Señora Lorenzo

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    Each semester I have 2 Spanish II classes and 1 Spanish I class. This is totally different from the past. I usually have 3 of each. Not sure why I have more Spanish II classes this semester...I don't like it!
     
  10. Señora Lorenzo

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    oops...2nd period planning first semester (UGH!) and 1st period planning for the second semester.

    1st...Spanish II
    3rd...Spanish II
    4th...Spanish I


    2nd...Spanish I
    3rd...Spanish II
    4th...Spanish II
     
  11. Shanoo

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    Well, my schedule got changed on me. I was told I'd be teaching Spanish second semester, as I was getting it and Math as new courses this year. Turns out they gave me that first semester so they could give me Grade 10 Science second....another class I've never taught before.

    I'm so thankful that I work with great people who have already given me so much in terms of resources, etc. It's a little nervewracking, but it should be fine.
     
  12. krysmorgsu

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    Wow! I can't believe that so many of you have only one prep/lunch! Is that for block scheduling? At my school, I think it's somewhere in the contract that high school teachers cannot teach more than three classes in a row.Thank goodness, because I usually need a potty break by then!

    Here's my schedule. Prep, Duty, and Lunch still have to be filled in, though I'll bet that my prep is 3rd. Lunch has to be 6th or 7th.

    Period 1: AP Latin
    Period 2: Honors Latin III
    Period 3: ?
    Period 4: Latin I
    Period 5: Latin I
    Period 6: ?
    Period 7: ?
    Period 8: Latin II

    Even better: I have my room back, and I'm in it all day!!! No more moving around for me! Yay!!!
     
  13. MissCeliaB

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    Here's my schedule for this year, my first year teaching high school.

    Hour 1: English 3
    Hour 2: English 2
    Hour 3: Planning
    Hour 4: English 2
    Lunch
    Hour 5: English 2
    Hour 6: English 2

    Two preps, and way, way more planning time than I got teaching elementary last year. I'm pretty excited about it!
     
  14. bandnerdtx

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    Still no schedule for me. We start in 2 weeks. :(
     
  15. Brendan

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    I had a feeling my schedule would change... here it is:

    Trimester 1:
    Period 1: APUSH
    Period 2-3: Off
    Period 4: US I Honors
    Period 5: Western Civlization I Honors

    Trimester 2:
    Period 1: APUSH
    Period 2: Off
    Period 3: Off
    Period 4: US I Honors
    Period 5:Westerin Civ I Honors

    Trimester 3:
    Period 1: APUSH
    Period 2-4: Off
    Period 5: Mock Law Prep Honors (a new lawyer prep class for Juniors)
     
  16. Mrs. K.

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    Our preliminary rosters are online now, so I got a peek - not only do I teach straight through periods 1-5 again, the 12th grade standard level class is period 5 - right before lunch. I was really hoping to have a period 5 prep, because seniors are notorious clock-watchers (most of them are done at lunch and leave campus). Instead I have my toughest group then. In the past that class was capped at 24, but at the moment there are 26 kids on the roster. Sigh...:crosseyed
     
  17. Catcherman22

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    Right now:

    Semester 1:

    Period 1: Prep
    Period 2: Geometry
    Lunch
    Period 3: Empty at the moment - to be assigned based on enrollment numbers
    Period 4: Unified Algebra/ Geometry (year long course)

    Semester 2:

    Period 1: Prep
    Period 2: Geometry
    Lunch
    Period 3: Algebra 2
    Period 4: Unified Algebra/ Geometry (year long course)
     
  18. Caesar753

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    I just got my tentative schedule yesterday. Yay!

    We're on a rotating A/B block schedule.

    Odd days
    Early bird: "Advisory"
    1st: Latin III H / Latin IV AP
    3rd: Latin II H
    5th: Latin I
    7th: Prep

    Even days
    Early Bird: "Advisory"
    2nd: Latin I
    4th: Latin I
    6th: Latin II H
    8th: Prep


    A few comments....

    I am pretty excited to have prep at the end of the day, provided that no major changes to the master schedule occur between now and the first day of school. I like having the time to decompress at the end of the day. I also tend to keep my room a little tidier when I have the end of the day to straighten it up.

    The "advisory" section for early bird has me a little concerned. I was asked by admin to "sell a prep" which means that I would take on an extra section, beyond what I am contracted for, and they would pay me my hourly rate of pay (calculated by my annual salary, divided by number of working days, divided by 7.2 hours per day). I agreed, thinking that they would just add in a section of Latin...but that evidently isn't what happened. From what I've heard through the grapevine, these early bird "advisory" sections are going to be run like a homeroom-slash-study-hall. There will only be 4 or 6, and all the magnet students will be divided amongst them--meaning that each section will probably have 50-70 students. I'm willing to do that, especially for the extra money, but I wish I had a better idea about what to expect. I mean, is this going to be a "holding cell" situation where students can do their homework, or will I be expected to teach study skills and whatnot...? I hope to find out what this is all about by the beginning of next week.
     
  19. krysmorgsu

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    Wow Cassie! Good luck! i hope you find out what that class is soon. Hopefully, it'll just be a study hall, and a good one at that!
     
  20. krysmorgsu

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    Update to my schedule:
    Period 1: AP Latin
    Period 2: Honors Latin III
    Period 3: Prep
    Period 4: Latin I
    Period 5: Latin I
    Period 6: Lunch
    Period 7: Study Hall (hopefully in my room...not yet announced)
    Period 8: Latin II

    Another nice thing this year, other than being in my classroom all day, is that homeroom will be in my classroom. Last year, homeroom and 1st period were the only classes I had in another classroom. I'm so psyched to be able to be in MY room first thing, and to be able to get everything set up for my day in there before homeroom.
     
  21. Ron6103

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    I too now have the class periods and days for my courses. We also run a rotating A/B block. So...

    1A: Modern History
    2A: Ancient History
    3A: Prep
    4A: Ancient History

    1B: US Government
    2B: Ancient History
    3B: Prep
    4B: AP European History

    Not bad... 3rd block is our luck hour, so my prep time will be a bit longer too.
     
  22. Brendan

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    I wish we had government at our school :(
     
  23. Ron6103

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    Well, our students are required to pass a state and federal constitution test, so we built a course around the state government standards, and to spend a semester preparing them for the tests. It's quite fun to teach... lots of really great discussions.

    Where does your school cover the constitution and government issues? In the US History classes? Or?
     
  24. Brendan

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    We briefly cover the consitution during our first unit of US History I in High School, I LOVE to teach that unit and have debates. However, it mostly covers the formation of the consitution and the bill of rights. I really would love a US Government class, we had it years ago but it got cut.

    I may try and introduce it as an elective, though.
     
  25. midwestteacher

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    The principal had to tweak the schedule before the July board meeting and I'm hoping it won't change again. It really throws the kids for a loop when they come back and the class they signed up for isn't there anymore.
    I am teaching
    1st hour - Greenhouse Management (11-12)
    2nd hour - Agricultural Science II (10)
    3rd hour - Floriculture (11-12)
    Lunch
    4th hour - Landscaping (11-12)
    5th hour - planning
    6th hour - Agricultural Communications and Leadership (11-12)
    7th hour - Agricultural Economics and Management (11-12)
     
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    Aug 29, 2009

    This is a new school for me, so I've been working hard to get my room set up. Here's my schedule:
    1st - Algebra I (9th grade)
    2nd - Honors Geometry (9th grade)
    3rd - PLANNING
    4th - Regular Geometry (10th&11th grader)
    I've got the same second term! :)
     

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