But truth be told, this year, the planning has taken a back seat. There's science department meetings, language arts/reading meetings, math meetings, 504 meetings, IEP meetings, and so forth, and so on. We also give up at least one planning per week to teach a remediation class for our at-risk kids. So, the time we actually have to accomplish anything (like, oh planning for the upcoming week) is gradually dwindling.
This week is a case in point.
Today, we had a s-team refresher meeting during our first planning period and a parent meeting during the second.
Tomorrow we give up all our planning to administer a baseline math skills test to all seventh graders.
Wednesday Mrs. Eagle, Mrs. Angora and I have 47 minutes together to plan for the next week. Following that, a follow up meeting with a parent.
Thursday, an open planning (so far) and another parent meeting.
Friday, remediation class (for me) and...you guessed it, another meeting.
Any wonder that we're still at The School at 5:30 running copies, and getting labs together, and getting ISS work together? It's because we can't get anything done during our planning.