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!
Monday, September 2, 2013
September is here! Time for a Farley's Currently. Join in people- it's fun!
Loving: My new students are so sweet. I am having a really good time learning about them and am already laughing a lot with them. Should be a great year!
Thinking: 3 days for a weekend is more like it!!! I could do that all the time!
Wanting: Would be great to have someone to delegate all my boring home jobs to! More time for fun. :)
<3 1. My 5 month old puppy is crazy!!! We have been working on the chewing thing, but he is so tough. He bites, jumps, chews, climbs on furniture, and other naughty dog behaviors....
I have been working with him but he seems to be proving himself pretty stubborn. We use a water bottle and he practically runs away when he sees it...doesn't like it at all. As soon as it is away, back to being naughty, ugh!!!
2. I am signed up for another run. I just completed the Blacklight 5K Run with a friend.
Now, I have my daughters and I signed up for the Chips and Salsa Run Kid K. Should prove a lot easier since it's only 1K....then I shouldn't have to carry my youngest! We'll see if they eat the salsa though- they don't like anything spicy. I can't wait, yumm!
3. I have been leaving school at 4:30 everyday. This is big for me as I tend to stay FOREVER. I am trying to draw a line in the sand, if you will, and choose time with family this year. I need to do this for myself and my family. I feel I am missing so much of my babies and hubbies time. Work will always be there, always something to finish. I don't want to miss out on my family just to organize my room or grade papers. I am Type A for sure, so it is hard to draw that line. Wish me luck in keeping it up all year.
Enjoy your Monday,