Yes, it's Saturday. I don't normally post on Saturdays, but I wanted to get my end of year numbers posted before the end of June.
Why do I do an end of the year review? It's an idea I stole from another blogger. And I kind of like having this to refer to. So, basically it's more of a post for me 😉.
Out of 180 school days, I worked 144. This is down from last year's all time high of 163. Most of those fewer days came from from a slow September. And the district hired more subs, so that impacted my bottom line. This number does not include last year's six summer school days nor the five days at the continuation high school before the official start of the school year. (The continuation high school starts a month earlier.)
Of those 144 days, I covered an extra period for 59 of them, and I didn't have a prep period for 12 of them.
64 of those days were in high school classes. 44 were days at the middle school. 34 days were spent at the continuation high school. And I got to spend 3 days at the adult transition center.
I did not cover the first day of school nor the last. I did cover the third day of school (at the continuation high school which had been in session for a month) and my last day was the three days before the last day of school (also at the continuation high school).
And for some more specific numbers:
I count a "full day" when the teacher has at least 2 periods of that class. A "single period" means the teacher has a different class the whole day, or I covered it on the prep period.
- English: 48 days with 9 extra periods.
- I spent most of my time, 17 days, in 12th grade classes. This is unsurprising as I covered two weeks for a teacher who retired mid year. I covered 2 extra periods of this as well.
- Runner up is 11th grade with 15 days and 5 extra periods.
- In third place, ELD (English language development) with 12 days and 8 extra periods.
- Then, 7 days in 8th grade (including the clock thieves), 6 days in 9th grade, 5 days in 10th grade, and 2 days in 7th grade.
- Science: 22 days with 9 extra periods.
- There's a tie for first place. 8th grade (physical science) with 7 days and 2 extra periods and 7th grade (with only 1 extra period).
- Runner up is chemistry with 5 days (that week I covered while sick).
- It was a slow year for science. I had 2 days of anatomy/physiology, 2 days of biology, 1 day of health, 1 day of intro to health care, 1 day of environmental science, and only 2 extra periods of earth science and 1 extra period of physics. 🙁 (The anatomy/physiology, environmental science, and biology are all together at the continuation high school, so that's two days of that class.)
- Social Studies: 19 days with 7 extra periods.
- I spent the most time in 7th grade world history with 9 days and 3 extra periods.
- Runner up is also a tie: 8th grade U.S. history with 4 days and 1 extra period. (Most of that was the week I covered with the student teacher.) And government with 3 extra periods.
- As for the rest: 3 days of 11th grade U.S. history, 3 days of 10th grade world history, 2 days of 9th grade geography, 1 day of 12th grade economics, and 3 extra periods of psychology.
- Math: 31 days with 12 extra periods.
- I spent the most time (10 days) in integrated math 1 (which is what they've replaced algebra 1 with). Also, 3 extra periods.
- Runner up is 7th grade math with 6 days and 8 extra periods.
- Then in third place is a 4-way tie. All 5 days: Integrated math 2 (read: geometry), math analysis, calculus, and business math. It's no surprise that analysis and calculus tied. Both were part of the same day taught by the same teacher. That was a whole week just before winter break.
- Bringing up the rear: 4 days of integrated math 3 (read: algebra 2), 3 days of 8th grade math, 5 periods of statistics (taught by the same teacher as the analysis and calculus), and 1 period of trigonometry.
- Special education: 27 days with 16 extra periods.
- Some of these days go along with the other subjects. For example, this 10th grade world history class was also a special ed class.
- 13 days and 13 extra periods in special day classes; 10 days and 1 extra period in the "severe" classes; and 1 day and 4 extra periods in the less severe "resource" classes.
- 5 extra periods of "athletics". Most coaches teach a full day of something else, so this was an end of the day class where I was covering another subject.
- 1 extra period of PE. (This was also a special ed. thing. I tend to avoid PE when I can.)
- Some classes the teachers teach something else the rest of the day. So, my 4 extra periods of student leadership, my 1 extra period of yearbook, my 2 extra periods of drama, and my 15 extra periods of journalism (read: the school newspaper) all went along with other classes.
- Art: 9 days and 3 extra periods. This included 5 days of graphic arts, 1 day of ceramics. And there was 1 day in the photography class.
- 2 days in choir and music appreciation. (These were middle school classes.)
- 1 day of "culinary arts"; 1 day of "shop"; 2 days in computer aided drafting; 2 days in engineering; and 2 extra periods in auto shop. (Yes, one of the schools still has an auto shop class.)
- 3 days and 3 extra periods of computers (read: typing).
- 6 roving days.
When people ask me what I teach, I say "everything". Yeah, pretty much.
Some of these days I remember well. Some, not so much. Not all of these days made the blog. Not every day has a story worth sharing.
That'll close out the school year. Next week, I have more summer school subbing stories. I'm sure you're looking forward to that 😉.