I know that if you've read me at all (or if you know me IRL), you know I'm always busy. In fact, I don't even really like to say the word busy, because it's kind of lost it's meaning. Saying I'm super busy right now is almost meaningless. But regardless, I'm...
...Pretty sure this is me.
Okay, not really, but it's a pretty good analogy of how I'm feeling.
The new school year has begun (we're at the end of the 2nd week), and while I have not yet dropped a plate (that I know of), they are spinning fast and I'm working hard to keep them in the air.
What, you ask, are my plates, this year?
1. My three in-person Spanish 2 classes and my one in-person Spanish 3 class. Planning, grading, interacting.
2. My one online Spanish 2 class. Planning, creating content from scratch each week (audio, video, assignments, lessons, etc.). Grading, interacting. Yes, we do have to have interactions even with online school - I have a "Class Live" session each week where we all simultaneously log in and video, audio, or text chat and I explain things through a "whiteboard" we can all see. And we email A LOT.
3. My one don't-get-paid-for-it-but-still-have-to-plan-it-and-grade-it Independent Study Spanish 4 class with three students. Never have taught Spanish 4, so I'm creating that curriculum as I go, and they come in during my planning period every other day for a real class.
4. My Student Council class, which involves planning of leadership lessons and activities, getting ready for our big leadership retreat next weekend, and, of course, coordinating and attending the events we put on at the school and help at. I used to have a co-sponsor, and we did all the work together, but this year I'm on my own. It's going great, by the way - I love the kids - but it is a lot to think of.
5. Youth group sponsor. I had taken a year and a half off to do grad school, but got sucked back in when our youth pastor starting doing small groups, which I really resonate with. That means Sunday nights, when I would love to just rest and gear up for the next week, I go to church and interact.
6. Club sponsor for a group called Friends of Rachel, planning and attending meetings.
7. Needing to keep my house in some sort of order.