…and as I prepare to enter year number 8 (if you round up) of teaching…

My routine for the previous 5 summers has been to start (or end) serious prepping / revamping / etc for the upcoming year ~July 10 – roughly half of the summer. This will be the first summer in 6 years that I have taken *completely* off.

This will be the first time that I will be teaching a class for the 4th year (AP Stat). The *only* other class I’ve taught even 3x was Pre-AP Algebra 2.

Each year, I have had a different class for the first period of opening day:

2007-08: Pre-AP Algebra II

2008-09: Algebra II

2009-10: Geometry

2010-11: Precalculus

2011-12: AP Statistics1

2012-13: Statistics

The only school year in which I’ve missed days due to serious physical illness (aka, more than just a “cough” or a “sneeze”) was in 2009-10. That was also the only year that I taught Geometry. Not sure what that says…

And if my memory serves me right, I have not missed a single class period of Statistics. (knock on wood)

- this was actually 2nd period, as I had 1st period off that year [↩]