It is officially crunch time. The pressure is mounting. There is so much to do and time is dwindling. Panic mode has set in- can you tell? This may be the least prepared I've ever been. Now when I say this, it probably isnt as bad as one would think. I mean, I do have through September planned. But that still isn't enough for me. I want more done.
So now that I'm stressed out, what do you do to de-stress? Now and throughout the school year?
Friday, August 3, 2012
I know I said this last month but seriously, where has the time gone?! Each week seems to go faster and faster! Because it is August, I must thank Oh Boy Fourth Grade:
LISTENING-I totally love the Olympics. The summer Olympics are my favorite as I like to watch practically every event. Being an athlete, participating in the Olympics would be amazing!!!!
I'm also listening to my kitties purr. I just got them a few weeks ago and they already have me loving them! I got them from the Humane Society. My plan was to only get one but I couldn't separate and glad I didn't. They love each other. Meet Nook and Kindle
LOVING- Why wouldn't I love that my mom is coming? She is my BFF. When we are together, I get a great ab workout because there are so many laughs. It should be a very fun week.
THINKING- Oh school. I avoid the thought as much as I can. I love my job but I also love being stress free. I put a lot of stress on myself because I want to be the best. And to be the best, it takes a ton of work. Summer allows me to relax, read, and do what I want, when I want. I also am not ready because I feel as though I do not have my lessons thought about. Usually I have a rough outline of at least the first nine weeks and I'm not there this year. My laptop decided to die so it's been harder to get things typed and done. I have a verrrry slow desktop that works to an extent and the ipad just does not do some things I want it to do. Regardless, school is quickly approaching and I need to work on getting things accomplished!
NEEDING- My cousin and another BFF, Kari, and I are doing Color Me Rad in about a week and a half. I love to run-when I'm in shape-which may not be now. :-x But this looks like the coolest race EVER! We made shirts and bought fun socks. Has anyone ever done one of these?
B2S MUST HAVES- 1. I usually purchase most of the supplies we ask our students to buy. I teach in a very low income school and many students come the first day with simply a pencil and a folder. Therefore, I try to supply some of the items. I have bought a few things but I've still been waiting on some great sales to come along. 2. Of course I do not NEED new clothes but I WANT new clothes ;) 3. I have a gift certificate for a local spa and I'm thinking a massage would be a great way to end the summer and begin the school year :)
Stay tuned for classroom pics coming this week. I'm not completely finished but getting there.