Mags: "What are you teaching this year?"
Me: "Well, I'm teaching English, Conceptual Physics, Chemistry and Reading Strategies."
Mags: "Whoa, whoa, whoa. You know about ALL of those things? I had no idea you were that smart."
This year I have an eclectic schedule. As a resource teacher in a high school, I team teach in areas where I am needed and qualified. Last year, I learned all about Conceptual Physics. Oh, the formulas, the labs, and the tears (from me). Kidding...mostly.
This year, I was added to Chemistry. The teacher in there tells corny Chemistry jokes like...
You know what you should do with Chemistry jokes?
Naturally, it's growing on me. The chemistry teacher also lets me help with demonstrations that include burning chemicals. Safety goggles are my new best friend. I'm totally gonna have Mags bling them out for me.
And then, I have my comfort subjects: English and Reading Strategies. You know, like grilled cheese and tomato soup? These are familiar subjects that I've taught over and over again. They make me feel like I know exactly what I'm doing. Every teacher needs a few of those in their schedule.
So, here we go, 2014-2015 school year. The first week is under my belt, I had a nap today, and my lunch is packed for the morning.
I'm ready for you.
(My schedule in visuals)