I am sure there are some that rest, but I have a hard time kicking back for long. My mind is constantly wrapping around new ideas that pop into my head. Many happen during the morning shower...lol...but more often it's when I'm in the garden, or driving in the car, or laying my head down to go to sleep at night.
It's funny how they tend to pop out of my head when I have something to write on or when I sit down at my computer!
But I love Pinterest and my bookmark folders. They are my saving grace. I find things and can save them for when I have more time to dive into the depths of my thoughts.
Here is one that I actually first found two years ago...yup, thank goodness they sent me an email the other day to remind me that I had liked the site and its possibilities.
I have to change school sites for the upcoming year. It's not as close to home and it's in another town...which I won't have a reason to pop into over the weekend. Oh, and that school has an alarm system that I don't want to have to disarm...ugh! So most of my work will be done at home on the weekends. My DH will be happy about that.
One of the things that drive me crazy is my lesson plan book. I buy one each year. I write everything in it and rewrite each week. I hate having to add everything to every page by hand. For someone who likes organization and making the best use of my time...it is like a thorn in my foot!
There are few reasons why I'm going to give it a try this year:
The lesson plans I set up in Publisher have to be reformatted for the schedule in my new school (so this is the perfect time to try something new)
I like to leave my lesson plan book at school...but now school is farther away.
I can share my lesson plans with my principal, other teachers or even a substitute if I get sick.
It allows me to include the CCSS on my plans.
If I have to change something...it is really easy and quick...I won't have to have sticky notes everywhere in my lesson plan book.
So I'm going to try it. You can try it free for 30 days and if you like it, it only costs $12 for a year of use. I will let you know how it goes...I suppose I should go get busy on my lesson plans now :)
It is the extra-large one. It's monogrammed with my maiden name and came from LL Bean. It was a gift from my master teacher and the first class of 4th graders all signed it. It holds a lot...way too much! It has a lot of sentimental value, but I don't use it to carry school stuff anymore. Now it holds a whole bunch of yarn!
I've had an assortment of bags since, including the medium size LL Bean tote bag. I have even resorted to using one of those reusable grocery bags!
But now I'm ready to be more organized. One of the things that all my previous bags have had in common is that they were just a big bottomless pit of a bag. Everything got lost in it! I hate to admit how many times I've lost those important surveys, evaluations or letters that needed posting in it!
It comes in some fun designs and fits one of those plastic stand alone files. It also has some outside pockets....one of my sticking points.
Then there is the rolling thingy...
This is from Educational Insights. The rolling thingy is a good idea if you are the kind of teacher that takes way too much home with them at night. Are there teachers who don't take too much stuff home? Could you give me a tip on that too?
Well...I will keep looking in between doing all the things on my summer bucket list.
Hope you are staying cool where ever you are...it's even hot up here in North Idaho!