I am a new Ag teacher at a small school, that supports the ag program, but it is much smaller at this time than it should be.
We have a 7th grade 6 week wheel course, so I do get see every student!!
Then I have a semester long 8th grade course.
This year they couldn't get enrollment up for fundamentals, so I have a study hall instead....
Then I have 2 ANSC courses (lots of warms seats looking for an easy grade)
& 1 ALS: Animals (small but great students!) They can get dual credit with Purdue.
The guidance is great..... but they just let students choose what courses they want, then I teach those courses.......
I want to get into some sort of the a rotation and would love to have a fundamentals course to use as a pre-req for animal science, food science, landscaping, nat res, and whatever I can get to go.
But with having a history of struggling to get a fundamentals course, I've talked about trying to combine it with my 8th grade course, then we can do the creed & all of that at that time.
So I guess I am looking for guidance on do I try to combine the fundamentals course & the 8th grade.... or do I push really hard for a fundamentals, and just know that my days will be filled with lots of basics?