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Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Back to School Goals

I've seen the monthly goals floating around for awhile now and I haven't joined in. Back to school time is sort of like New Years, so I'm goal setting with Jessica from I {Heart} Recess!


Personal- I have not been to the gym in a hot minute. I was doing well this last spring. Then summer came and my motivation dwindled. There is a "power sculpt" class that I want to take. I haven't lifted regularly since high school, and I need some more iron in my diet, haha. Classes are at 5:30 a.m. so we'll see if I can get up and going...

Organization- I'm good at putting grades into a paper planner, but that online thing... not so much. Last year, it ended up being a once-twice a semester major upload fiasco. This year, I'll be the gen. ed teacher with many more grades to input. I don't want to put myself back into that headache creating situation again. Once a week (or more) upload, will be much smarter on my part.

Professional- Although I am transitioning to general education, I am still going to finish my Master's in Special Education. I have 4 classes to go (I will finish next June) and a whole portfolio to start. Lord, help me make it through without stressing {and procrastinating} too much!

Students- I really want my students to be excited to learn this year. I've been learning a ton this summer, and I plan on implementing several changes. I hope that these changes excite, engage, and challenge my students.

Motto- Sometimes I bite off a bit more than I can chew. I stress way more than I should. There I days I just need to remember Ps. 139:8-10 & Phil. 4:13 a little bit more.


I had plans to go back into school today, to get things ready, but then the mail arrived....



I partly blame Jivey for her awesome mentor sentences (I now for sure own every book for all 3 mentor sentence packs). I partly blame the gals from Collaboration Cuties for their weekly mentor text linky. But, I mostly blame myself, as I'm weak and I am addicted to children's literature. How could I leave that glorious bundle of books for a day of cleaning and organizing? I started tinkering around with a back to school idea instead.

Guess I'll be productive tomorrow :)



9 comments:

  1. I love all those books! I've been slowly buying the books from Jivey's Mentor sentences pack as well-and looking at the Mentor Texts as well...I'll need a lot more book bins for me!

    Good luck with your Master's- just think, you're almost there! I definitely know the feeling...it took me 4 years to finish mine! There will be a huge weight off your chest come June-just one day at a time!

    :) Kaitlyn
    Smiles and Sunshine

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  2. I also bought Jivey's Mentor Sentences books and have made shared reading plans for half of them so far. I can't wait to use them.
    -Lisa
    Grade 4 Buzz

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  3. I love books! I had a box come in yesterday too which made my day! I have a few more that I need to order for Jivey's Mentor Sentences. I am weak when it comes to children's books as well. Thankfully I just remind my husband that when we do have kids of our own they will have a well stocked library!

    Hunter's Tales from Teaching

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  4. Christy,
    I need to reintroduce myself to a little running and exercise too. I was so good until about July 4th, and now I have to get back on track. I love all of your boxes of books. There is a LONG list that I have, and I've been trying to hit up a few garage sales to see if I can pick up anything that way. How can you not pass up good books!
    Enjoy your week
    Michele
    Coffee Cups and Lesson Plans

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  5. OH my!! I wish I had those books arriving on my doorstep! I should just bite the bullet or I could take the cheap way out and get some from the library as I need them. Although, it would be nice to not have to do that! Love, love your motto! :)
    ~Holly
    Fourth Grade Flipper

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  6. Love your Motto!
    I would have ditched school too if I had those packages at my doorstep! :)

    Good Luck getting your room ready.
    Debbie

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  7. Christy,
    That Jivey is definitely an enabler. She made (forced!) me to buy this really awesome rolling cart with 10 drawers. It was only $25, so I try not to think badly of her. HA!

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  8. I love your student goals. I agree: I think it should be fun and exciting for them to learn. Thanks for sharing!!!

    Jamie
    teachingtidbit.blogspot.com

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  9. LOL to you and Gary!!! Yeah yeah yeah, I'm an enabler. :-P
    Jivey
    ideas by jivey
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