I am so happy that Amanda over at Teaching Maddeness is having a New School Year Resolutions linky party! With moving to a new school and starting a new year has really allowed me some reflection time! (All I can think of when I say reflection are all those reflection papers in Grad School!) So after careful thought here are my resolutions...
Resolution 1: Don't Sweat the Small Stuff
Ok, sometimes it is NOT that serious. I tend to take things way to personal and care about what others think. So as long as I'm doing what is best for my little nuggets and giving it 110% then I will be happy and won't stress!
Resolution 2: Use my time more wisely (aka QUIT CHIT CHATTING!)
Y'all...I could talk to a brick wall. Seriously, I love to talk. Sometimes if I'm home alone with Rudy I will talk to him (embarrassing I know...). I love getting to know people I work with and chit chatting with them before school, during planning, recess, and even after school. I have stayed at school until at least 5 or 6 just chatting with others! As much as I love talking to more co-workers I need to work hard this year on getting comfortable in my school and being able to go home at a reasonable hour! I have a puppy I need to take care of now, oh, and Nick, too! I want to be able to spend quality time at home with them, not working on school work =).
Resolution 3: Work Ahead of Schedule
This was something my teammate really helped me with last year. I was the QUEEN of procrastination. I think I've worked my way down to "Princess Procrastinator." I have already started on lesson plans (which usually I was throwing together like a day before school started!) and finished my long range plans.
I think I'm going to keep it at three reasonable, very do-able resolutions. I'll let ya know in November how these are working out! =)
TOMORROW I can finally get into my NEW classroom and get to work! I have a stockpile of things that I need to take in to the hot mess that is my room right now and tackle it! I'm hoping that 3 straight days of 8-5 with no break will get it done and allow me to enjoy my week away with Nick at the beach. He's been planning this for awhile and his job is stressful so he's in need of some serious R&R. Let's hope I can relax, too!
I wanted to share some pictures from "Camp Lane." I was so sad to pack up all my camping gear (NOTE: I DESPISE actually camping but I love the cuteness of it in the classroom!) and say goodbye to that classroom!
A Few Extra Pics...
|Reading Tent and Math Manipulatives|
|One of my best friends painted the Totally Terrific Work Pond and Word Woods Tree!|
|My desk area next to Camp Reading Tent and Vocabulary Picnic Bulletin Board|
Ok, time to get everything together to and relax before I turn into "Hurrican Sarah" tomorrow!
Don't forget to stop by my TpT store today. It's the last day of July and the last day of 20% off EVERYTHING!