I'm alone at school today. While everyone else is off enjoying their summer break still, I've been trekking up the mountain to get started at work. My principal agreed that if I put in equivalent days to get ready, I don't have to deplete all of my personal leave days when I have to miss for the Cedar City thing. Huzzah! So here I am in my new room. With a door! Encore huzzah!
In addition to putting my room together, I need to figure out lesson plans for a substitute for the first three days of school and come up with a pretest for all of my classes so I can prove student improvement. Not an unreasonable request, but it's a bit tricky for drama and speech classes, especially if another person is administering the pretest.
Fortunately, Teresa sent me a link that gives me an excellent model for my classroom this year.
If you'll excuse me, I need to type up the learning objectives for Slap the Butcher now.