I am linking up with Jen from The Teacher's Cauldron to share some New Year's Resolutions! Every year, people make resolutions. I have made them. I never stick to them. So this year, I am making goals for myself. Jen shared ONE personal and ONE blogging... but in order to keep myself accountable (and sane) there are a few things I know I need to do this year... so here they are:
*Grade papers every free minute while at work (NOT during planning time though- unless ALL planning and prep is done). I try to take papers with me every where I go. When we take bathroom breaks, when I am waiting to pick my kids up from support, when we are going to an assembly and I know we will have to wait 15 min for it to start. I have been slacking on this and I need to get back to it. Because without fail- my bag is overflowing with papers that need to be graded by Wednesday.
*Understand that I can't do it all. There is one of me, 20+ kids, 20+ sets of parents, a bajillion administrators/board members...and all pulling me in all different directions. I have to accept that I can not possibly do everything. I have to do what is best for my students and myself. End of story.
*Try to post 3x a week (using my friend Tara's lovely calendars is helping me a lot!). I also want to try to make sure that my posts aren't rushed. I have a lot that I want to share but often leave it out because I am rushing.
*Read for enjoyment. I have to. It is my downtime.
*And my GOAL is to lose some weight (I have a number that I won't be sharing). I am in a wedding in Sept and I would like to feel good about myself- not just then, but always.
So what are your goals/resolutions? Link up! (Click the image below to take you to Jen's blog.)