Turns out I'm going to be teaching 10th grade as well as 12th. Just one class of 10th, though. So, this pile of books is for two classes for this semester. Granted, the kids won't read everything. For example, they won't read all of The Canterbury Tales. But I'll re-read them. And read the prologue to them in Middle English because I'm mean like that. My friend Susanna would be proud.
And happy news is that I'm actually off for another 5 days before we have to go back for real. Instead of doing horrible professional development that is useless, we have to do 5 days some time this year. I've already done 2-4 of them depending on whether or not the chem classes I took are acceptable. At any rate, I'm not going on a stupid ropes course like one of the schools where I used to teach. And have I mentioned that it's over 100 degrees every day with a heat index in the 110+ range? Who thought that was a good idea?!?
Everybody was really nice today. Very friendly and welcoming and helpful. I don't know whose rooms I'm going to be "floating" into yet. For those of you not in the know, in schools with not enough space, certain teachers change classrooms every class period into rooms where the regular occupant is off for a period. Not the best and not the worst. I don't have to decorate. And all my stuff is Fox E. Flinn and astronomy-not-appropriate-for-science. I'll have a cubicle in the library. So, a good day. I am so pleased!