New School Year Resolutions Linky!

I'm linking up with  Amanda of Teaching Maddeness to discuss resolutions today!


As the new school year looms closer and closer on the horizon, I am starting to panic a bit. I did not get nearly enough prepared this summer! Blame it on the sleeping late and lazy days, or the excessive pinteresting, either way, I need to get my butt in gear! Although I have been collecting tons of great ideas/files, I haven't been so good about actually printing them out, and cutting and laminating! So this linky is just what I need to focus my mind on the new school year! Here, in no particular order, are my resolutions:

1. Take 15 minutes daily to grade and return papers. Hopefully I won't have to do any more mammoth grading sessions this way! Honestly most of our "work" only requires a quick check and sticker, but I have a tendency to procrastinate.

2. Put things away right away, rather than letting them pile up. Often times I'll set something on my desk thinking "I'll file it later" or "I'll get that box out in a minute." and then get busy and never actually go back to put it away. So this resolution is to not put off until later what I can do right now. Hopefully this can help me keep my work areas tidy!

3. Do lesson plans on Friday nights so I have my weekends free! No more procrastinating until Sunday night and then trying to do everything to get ready for the week all at once.

4. LEAVE WORK AT A DECENT TIME! This one gets all caps because I am horrible at it. Some teachers are out the door at 4pm like clockwork. I know I'll never attain that standard, but leaving work at 6pm (or later) is ridiculous! So I plan to stay for only an hour after school each day. I want to be out of my classroom at 5pm, that way I can run home and get dinner on the table by 5:45! This one is going to be tough, so I'm going to tie it to another one.

5. Get my blog post up by 7:30pm so that I can spend the rest of the night OFF the computer - this way I can hang out with my kiddos, be part of their bedtime rituals and have some time with my husband too.

Okay those are my top 5. Hopefully by making them public this way I'll be more likely to stick to them! Head over to link up - I want to read about your resolutions too!

8 Rustle Up A Response!:

Miss Nelson said... Reply to comment

I share some of your same resolutions. Love all of yours.
Michele

Rachel Seymour said... Reply to comment

I like your resolutions! I need to get out of school at a decent time too. I usually stay way too late working on things!

Good luck! :)

Rachel
A-B-Seymour

Lisa R. said... Reply to comment

Great resolutions!! I agree about letting things pile up. I am horrible about that & hope to not do that this year. :)
Lisa
Learning Is Something to Treasure

Lori Rosenberg said... Reply to comment

You made some really good ones! Now, I have to add to my own! I'll just say, Ditto!
Ѽ Lori
Teaching With Love and Laughter
luvyorkies@gmail.com

Michelle said... Reply to comment

Thanks so much for visiting my blog this week! I think your summer time sounds GREAT! :-) Michelle
nomonkeybusinessmichelle.blogspot.com

Amanda Madden said... Reply to comment

Thanks for linking up to the party! I need to put things away right away, too...at school AND at home! That would make my life so much simpler. :) I think BlogLand is going to be dead after 8:00pm when the school year arrives (and if not, we'll all know that we're failing on our resolutions!)

Amanda
Teaching Maddeness

Margaret said... Reply to comment

Wow! I have a lot of the same resolutions!! I have trouble getting out of the building early enough too!

Margaret
Kinder Journey

Ms. Shope's Class said... Reply to comment

Great resolutions! I find it hard to leave school at a decent time too! We will have to do better! ;) I just found your blog on the New {School} Year Resolution Linky Party, and look forward to follow you! I am your newest follower!

Julie
http://msshopesclass.blogspot.com/

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