*Two days were spent with my fellow English colleagues working on Common Core Standards. We are developing a check list of standards for both teachers and students that will validate both our instruction and the student learning.
*I've written three references. One was pretty extensive and a challenge to my writing skills.
*My daughter was married in Vegas, so we enjoyed a four day vacation at the Flamingo.
What's ahead for June?
*Reading, planning, and organizing for next fall's musical. That includes meeting with the music director and costume designer.
*Outlining next fall's curriculum changes for English II.
*Writing a curriculum for the Stagecraft class I will be teaching in the fall. (This is a new one for me.)
As for July... that month is mine. I plan to play and spend as little time thinking about school as I can. (Who am I kidding? I am going to be hunting a lighting director and choreographer for next fall's show and figuring out the audio system in the auditorium.)
When August rolls around, I will be ready to spend time at school again. Organizing my classroom for the year ahead is a priority this year. I'm not sure how I will handle all the new challenges of Common Core Standards requirements in English, a new class to teach, and directing the musical; however, I am certain that organization will be the key.
And this is why I could never teach school year round. I need the extra planning time!