I am really questioning whether I should have taken on teaching band instruments this year. I haven't even started lessons yet and all of my free time is spent contacting parents, making sure kids have instruments, printing out materials, and making sure I'm prepared to teach the lessons. (When I say "free time", I mean the time I normally spend writing lesson plans FOR MY NORMAL JOB THAT ALREADY TAKES UP ALL OF MY TIME!!!!)
I envisioned having at most 5 kids in a lesson group, but that's not the way it's working out. Now I am up to 10 trumpets, 7 flutes, and 6 saxophones. The clarinet and trombone numbers are only at 2-3.
Of course I am excited so many kids are interested in band, but I'm not sure what I'm going to be able to teach 10 beginning trumpet players during their first 20 minute lesson. That's soooooo many kids!!!!
On a brighter note, once again I got to eat with colleagues and they listened to my vent about my situation. I love my colleagues! What would we do without each other!?
This morning I tried the stair climber at the gym. I climbed over 50 flights in 10 minutes! It was a workout and I was scared I'd fall because I really jacked up the speed.
Okay, time eat dinner, pet my cat, and watch the news. How depressing. But I like to be informed.
Did you ever do the stair climber?
Do you like Mondays?