My big kids started middle school this year.
It's a big deal.
Up until now, they had the same teachers for the same subjects even if they weren't in the same classes. I only had to deal with 5 teachers for them, plus one for my little guy. But, this year, they have exactly one teacher in common. With 5 classes, that should be 9 teachers right?
Their school offers electives that last 9 weeks, 18 weeks, or the entire year. Counting elective courses, my big kids have 16 teachers between the 2 of them. That's a lot to keep up with.
But wait, there's more! Their schedule rotates from week to week. For example: week 1 - classes go in order 1,2,3,4,5 week 2 -the order changes to 5,4,3,2,1 week 3 - it's 2,1,3,5,4 week 4 - they go 4,5,3,1,2. The next week it starts over at 1. Pretty odd isn't it.
If I just wing this thing, I'll have lost my sanity by Thanksgiving, so a new system of organization is called for.
I've already got a start on things and will be sharing loads of ideas and printables in the very near future so be sure to check back soon.