Hi, Michelle. You've got what is often a typical teaching load for someone in a private school, and you've received some really good advice so far, ie: 1)Own a copy of EMPHASIS ART, and 2)try to use the same lesson plans for several levels, at least for your first year. For example, if you use the same set for K-4 (making slight adjustments), 5&6 (your one-day-a-weeks), 7&8(your one-semesters), and Art I, that is already four unit plans every week! The second year, you will make new plans for 1-4, 6, 8, etc. I don't know if this makes sense. You might be able to simplify your life by having many of your levels work with the same materials at the same time, but introducing age-appropriate themes, motivations, 'projects' for each one or two levels. Later, J.
Are you starting 'fresh'? or are you picking up where another art teacher has left off? Obviously, this will be a factor in your plans. Also, perhaps you can tell us about your facilities. Art on a cart? A room of your own? J.
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