I have a lot of glassware that needs to be sorted and put away.
Also, a lot of chemicals that need to get put away.
I also found out that I'll be teaching AP Chemistry starting in September. I haven't taught it in years - so I need to go through this manual to see if the College Board has added any new topics to the AP Exam.
I need to go through all of these books & binders to plan out the topics, lessons & experiments for the year. It takes a lot of work to put together a good class. Remember all the horrible teachers you had in high school? Yeah, that's what I try to avoid. I like it when my students remember chemistry as the class that rocked!
Fortunately, I used to teach AP Chem before I had kids and had loads of time to put together really obsessive-compulsive notes for the class. That's what those 3 binders on the top of the stack are.
They're filled with notes that look like this:
See, they've got logarithms and everything. Don't they make you want to hunt down a chemistry textbook so that you can spend a lazy afternoon calculating pH values and equilibrium constants? ;-)
So anyway, forgive me for my lack of blogging this week. Next week my schedule becomes a lot less hectic and I have a couple of projects in the works that I can't wait to share!