Once I get a handle on just the classroom being organized, I have to start planning all the lessons. Starting with the fact that I have all the books in my room at home and am trying to just figure out the general sequence of things, my principal tells me I don't have to cover everything - but I'm like, "What can I leave out!?" If she's here today, I'm going to ask her what I don't need to teacher - because, like with history - unless we're doing 4 chapters a month, there's no way it's going to fit. Plus, it's American history and there's no way you can cram all those wars into anything less than a month. I've really only looked at history and math so far - but I had to stop myself because I was moving things around and cutting them up and realized, what if no of this was okay with my principal and I did all that work for nothing?
So, yes, I'm overwhelmed - but I'm doing a bit every day - and it is the beginning of summer. I have time. I just can't give up!
Just keep swimming... just keep swimming!