Changing classes at the end of the semester

Just before the winter recess, I ended my last blog post in December with a cliffhanger. Well, it turns out that I will indeed be switching some classes next semester. I will lose one of my Algebra 1 classes, lose my Math Lab class, and pick up one Algebra 2 class and a second Geometry class.

In all, I will still have three preps (Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Geometry). I will probably need to spend more time preparing for class since planning for Math Lab didn’t take a whole lot of time (though it did involve lots of angst).

I am concerned about the Algebra 1 students that I will be losing. I have been trying my best to faithfully implement the CPM curriculum (as instructed by our principal) and I think I’ve been mildly successful at it. However, I have noticed that my colleagues are covering material at a faster clip. I am concerned that my Algebra 1 students will feel behind if they get reassigned to another teacher.

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