Friday, August 10, 2018

School Starts

The best part about being back in Knoxville is that we are once again reunited with our Homeschool Co-op, which means I'm once again teaching classes of kids literature. This is what I love doing more than anything else. It does mean that I have been very busy preparing lesson plans and have had less time for reading and keeping up with this blog. I know posts have been sporadic anyway since the move, but I felt like I was going to get back to a regular schedule eventually. I can't imagine that will be the case anymore. It doesn't mean I'm quitting. Just that things are going to continue the same way they have for the past year. When I get the chance to post, it can be a pleasant surprise for all of us. That being said I do post bookish content more frequently on both Litsy and Instagram. If you are on either of those platforms and care, I'm brandymuses on both.

I am truly excited about what I get to teach this year. School began this week, and, while not without its hiccups (like any first week), it was truly fantastic. Here are some of the great books I get to share with middle schoolers and high schoolers this year.

5th-7th Literature:


6th-8th (Full ELA class where the writing focus is on US History):


Freshman English:


British Literature Survey (11th-12th grade):



As you can see, I have four separate preps to do every week in addition to the grading. And, of course, teaching all the other subjects to my own children thy need throughout the week. Also, Bit is now a Freshman (if you can believe it). I have discovered that my time is less my own with a young teen than when she was a preschooler. I controlled her social life completely then. Now, there is so much she knows about and wants to do, yet she can't drive herself anywhere. I feel like half my time is spent driving her back and forth places. So I'm very very busy. Please bear with me as I figure out a new rhythm for my writing here with all of these changes. Thank you so much for still being here after all this time!

3 comments:

  1. Looks like an exciting list of books for your students. As always happy to see your thoughts on what you read whenever you get the chance or feel like it.

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  2. Did you get to choose all the books you're teaching? Lucky you in either case! Also busy you!

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  3. I've been running busy enough that I'm just now seeing this - but it's lovely to see your book picks anyway. I'll be happy to see whatever you manage to post!

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