It's September already! Where did the summer go?! I feel like I had the month of June to relax and the rest of the summer was gone. I am linking up with Farley from Oh' Boy 4th Grade for CURRENTLY September.
LISTENING/LOVING - My grade level partner next door told me that she heard somewhere "Clutter makes you fat" because when you walk in the door at home, you get overwhelmed and go to the fridge or sit on the couch and vegetate. I made my classroom and my house "skinny" last month because once I got started organizing in my classroom, I couldn't help myself at home. I'm still working on my house, but I feel better about the progress I've made, and my thoughts have become less frantic as I've gotten more organized.
THINKING - Now that I have my room organized, and we still have two weeks before the school year starts with my students, I know I can make some time in there somewhere to put up a tree!
There's a pole right in the middle of my classroom that would be the perfect focal point. I think I'm a little afraid to get started and have it turn out horrible because I'm a bit of a perfectionist so this will be interesting!
WANTING - I need your help with this! I am looking for graphics from TpT that have all of the essential school supplies (i.e. glue sticks, scissors, pencils, crayons, markers, paper) so I can make my own labels for my classroom. In my search, I will find a few items from each seller, but it's difficult to know if they have them all in one pack. If you know of some or have used some yourself (or better yet, SELL some), I'd love to know about it!!!
1. Exercise 4 days a week - Now that I'm starting to get into a work routine, I need to extend that into having more of a daily routine that includes exercise. I feel better and have a much better attitude when I do, and I need to make it much more of a priority. I love Turbo Fire because of how powerful I feel when I doing it and the motivation her one-liners give me to keep going...like I can accomplish anything!
3. Delegate responsibility - I am definitely one of those people that wants to do it myself so it's done right! In preschool, I'm not the only person in the classroom and I can't do it all myself, so I need to be very intentional and specific about what I delegate to my classroom aide. At home, my husband is a stay-at-home dad and takes care of our son, who has special needs. I feel awful about giving him chores to do around the house (and I have to write a list or they don't get done!), but I'm getting better. It definitely takes a lot of stress off me if someone else can do the work, even if it's not done the same way I would do it.