I also got my timetable. The first semester is amazing - it is pretty much the same as last semester. Grade 10 academic period 1, prep period 2, lunch, Grade 12 college chem period 3, and Grade 10 academic period 4 - ALL IN THE SAME ROOM! That was a great happy surprise. Second semester is ok. Grade 11 university chem period 1, grade 10 academic period 2, lunch, grade 10 applied period 3, and prep period 4 - ALL IN DIFFERENT ROOMS! I am used to the morning before lunch in one room and the afternoon after lunch in another, but not used to having to change rooms between classes. That is going to be tough. I guess I did it at my old schools, but I have been spoiled at my own school! At least I`m not teaching science in a religion room like last year - so every little improvement is good! I`m a bit excited to be back into the teaching routine and stuff, but I`m sure if I read this post in a month I will think I was nuts.
I`m also registering for my chemistry honours specialist this fall. I`m taking it through U of T (OISE), and its all online, starting Sept 27th and going to Dec 10th. Nice and short, but I`m sure its a lot of work in those 11 weeks. At least when it`s done I will be bumped up a pay category and my pay will go up! Not sure if it will go up right away, but at least it will be retroactive for whenever I finished it. That will be a big help this year for sure!
Now to get some motivation to get my back to school documents updated and ready to go for copying next week...*sigh* I probably won`t do it until Monday! Typical teacher procrastination!