Amanda at Teaching Maddeness is hosting a great Linky Party! What are your New School Year Resolutions?
1. When my kids are in my room, I am with my kids. It's so easy sometimes to get sidetracked in those few moments when the kids are working quietly on something. *few moments, indeed* I always feel guilty when I slip over to my table to fill out paperwork for an upcoming meeting. Even if they are quiet and working, my job is to be there with them and for them.
2. Have all my lessons planned and prepped by Friday. This will leave my weekends stress-free and fabulous! Plus I won't walk in on Monday and realize that I forgot straws or something essential for a lesson sitting on my kitchen table.
3. Smile and Play more. My mind works about a million miles an hour when I'm in the classroom. I don't know about you but I'm constantly assessing kids academic and behaviors in my mind all day long. This would be fine if I wasn't also trying to think of every possible thing I can do to work with them along the way. Sometimes I need to just stop and smile and enjoy my kids. I can't (and don't have to) fix everything right NOW!
WOW! That was therapeutic!