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Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Hump Day Linky

Love this idea for a linky from Fun in K/1

What day is it?!?!  Hump Day, what, what!!!  Love that silly camel from the commercial.  Makes me smile every time.

So, here is my helpful hint....

From day 1 of being a teacher, I have found it difficult to keep work at work and home at home.  I ALWAYS work at home.  ALWAYS!  I cannot seem to stop.  I have so much grading, planning, sorting, and researching to do.  ALWAYS!  I made a promise to myself that this year would be different.  It is.  I am making every effort to leave work by 4:30 every day.  I watch the clock like a hawk when getting materials ready, grading, and planning.
When 4:30 hits, I drop it all and head out to get my beautiful 1st and 4th grade daughters, and head home.  It has been super hard to do, but I am doing it.  I am already a nicer mom because of it.  I am able to breath on the way home and hear about my kid's days, instead of panic about all the stuff I now have to do at home.
I am getting most things done (not all as that seems physically impossible), because besides the time limit, I also am working really hard on stream lining my teaching.  More to come on that another day.

Sorry, that was long winded.  Helpful hint, the short version- set a quitting time and stick to it!



  1. I love this! This is something I need to work on. Although, sometimes my work just gets a ride in the car! Thanks for sharing! Love the camel by the way :)
    A Teaspoon of Teaching

  2. Thanks for linking up with me at Fun in K1! I love your idea. I have a 4th and 7th grader. My 7th grader starts school at 7:15 and we don't start until 8:30 (9:00 for kids). I have been trying to get it all done in the morning. I have to leave right at the end of my day 3 days a week to play taxi for the girls. So I am doing pretty good, so far!