*Every day, I get to school at 7:00, leave school after 5, and work on lesson plans all evening. Yeah, the Mr. thinks I'm really fun.
*New technology in the classroom is kicking my booty! Apple TV's and iPads mean a lot of changes from my mini mac of last year. I've been remembering when we moved into the new building with all the new technology. It took me almost a month of experimenting until I found the most efficient way to use it. AND...I'm back there again.
*A new class in Stagecraft requires safety tests, use of equipment that I am not familiar with, and a whole lot of figuring out how I can keep 16 kids busy on different projects in different areas and still supervise all of them. Quite a task. Right now, I have my doubts if I'm up to it.
*New standards are requiring a whole different level of lesson planning. I know the first year is always the most difficult because I am creating everything as I go. Even things I have taught before require an overhaul.
*AND...auditions are looming and play rehearsals and costumes, make up, props, and set design to figure out and make possible. I have good help, but it still seems a bit overwhelming with everything else.
Now, why didn't I take early retirement??? Yeah, I've been wondering that.