The new school schedule is certainly presenting some lesson-planning challenges. It will be a huge adjustment for teachers, administrators, and students alike. But the great thing is that we have an entire year to teach the curriculum rather than cramming all of the material, reading, and homework into one semester. This is great news for Advanced Placement (AP) courses. Teaching AP World History in one semester last spring was a challenge, and placed a lot of unnecessary stress on myself (with grading and planning) and the students (in terms of amount of reading assigned).
What did you do this summer? This summer I did some pretty awesome stuff, like get married! Yes, the famed economics teacher Mr. Matesich and I finally tied the knot, but I'll still be known as Ms. Adamson as I'm not changing my last name. I might have also force-choked my new husband shortly after our marriage. The force is strong with this one. Did you know that Mr. Matesich and I are both big dorks? Well, we are!
We also visited Saint John's Co-Cathedral in Malta, which is known as home to the Knights of St. John -- crusader knights from all over Europe. So much history is crammed on to such a small island!