I'm not going to be starting school this month.
For the first time in 55 years, I don't need
- new school clothes
- a book bag
- new shoes
- cool pens
- chocolate and peanut butter for my desk drawer
- a schedule
I don't need to
- plan my last Sunday's at the lake
- work on my sleep schedule
- make bulletin boards
- arrange my room
- think about the first five days
- make lesson plans
- update anything
I went to school and met with the teacher who is going to be teaching my Creative Writing classes. MY Creative Writing classes.
But not anymore.
Throughout last year, I created binders for all the classes I taught and made day by day plans. Added all the directions, handouts, etc that I used. I knew that I wouldn't be back and wanted to leave a guide as to what I did. Trust me. I know that each new teacher will make these classes their own, but at least they have a place to start planning.
Today, I met with the new Creative Writing teacher.
And I shared all I had.