At the risk of repeating this post, let me tell you where I am as we head into the second semester.
In our first semester at Rio, we cover motion, Newton's laws, UCM & gravity, momentum, energy, and heat. That is, everything that the state of California spell out in the first three of five content standard sets devoted to 9-12 Physics. "Motion and Forces," "Conservation of Energy and Momentum," and "Heat and Thermodynamics" are done.
In second semester, we cover "Electric and Magnetic Phenomena," and "Waves." There's plenty to do in those areas, and we're never done with all of it by the April CST administration.
But I would kindly suggest that if you're still meandering through mechanics when second semester hits, you don't stand a chance of making it through the state's prescribed content. I know at least one or two physics teachers for whom that is not a concern. They express their distaste for statewide standards and assessment by disregarding them completely.That's not a path I would recommend. To each his (or her) own, I suppose.