Monday, December 31, 2012

New Year's Resolutions

Yah, I'm late, I'm late...what else is new? I've never been one to make New Year's Resolutions, but I've heard it said, if you don't write it down, the chances of it happening are, well it ain't gonna happen. So, here goes...
I'm hooking up with Amy.


Resolution:  I will use the Ipad more in the classroom.

 When I have used the Ipad, the little darlin's get so excited and very much engaged in whatever we are doing. Any good tips at using 1 Ipad with 20 little darlin's?

Resolution:  I will take more pictures.

I decided at the beginning of the year, I was going to send the little darlin's home with an electronic portfolio instead of the old binder kind. I've been a little lax in the taking pictures department so far this year, I need to get my game on in that area.


Resolution:  I will organize my Guided Reading, including the table (my desk).

I have THE most organized house, but my classroom...well, let's just say, I need tons of help. I get all organized, and cleaned up, and then the paperwork comes and it's a never ending battle. This year, I've been much better than I've ever been, but not where I want to be. I've begun organizing my Guided Reading thanks to Rachelle @ What the Teacher Wants and Lindsey @ The Teacher Wife, they both have amazing guided reading packets available at TPT. So I will finish organizing my Guided Reading. I'm creating a binder, that has everything you need for Guided Reading (graphic organizers, lesson plans, organization, word work, etc.)
My desk :( it is sooo sad. Well, actually it's my guided reading table. I got rid of my desk a couple of years ago to make more room in the classroom. I think I need some more little storage bins, containers so that everything has it's place.

Resolution:  I will organize my personal life activities.

Just like I'm late to this link party, I am always late for knowing about fun activities to do in my personal life. I am NOTORIOUS for finding out about things to do the day after it happens. I plan on using Google Calendar (is that the best resource?) to help with this. I will also check at the beginning of the week and mark the events coming up.

Professional Growth

Resolution:  I will become a Common Core Guru.

Since making the switch to first grade, I have had to make many changes in my teaching. One of those changes has been implementing the Common Core. Though I'm much more familiar with the common core than I was in August, I feel there is still so much to learn. My team has had to get used to me being so core driven, and at times they've been hesitant to make the changes that are needed.


Resolution:  I will leave school at school.

I tend to bring school home with me A LOT. I want to read more for fun, and try some of these DIY things I've posted on Pinterest. 

Resolution:  I will go on a date once a week with "Honey Bunny."

See Organization above.


Resolution:  I will do strength training 2 times a week.

I have become addicted to strength training this year. I will continue to do it 2 days a week. I am also signing up for a Spinning and Zumba class, and that will be 3 times a week between the two of them. I CAN'T WAIT!! I love Spinning and Zumba!!

1 comment:

  1. I just HAD to comment on your blog; my name is Susie, too, and we have the same blog template! Great minds...

    I love your resolution about leaving school at school. I think that, for teachers, that can be the hardest thing to do. We live and breathe our jobs.

    I'd love for you to stop by and check my blog out when you can!