Sunday, August 5, 2012

To Do List

My To Do list seems like a mile long... and school starts tomorrow.  I've been slowly working on checking some items off my list, but I don't feel like I'm making any progress.  Here's the list I wrote up last night.

I think that for every thing I accomplish, I remember that I have to do something else!  Plus, it doesn't help that I'm teaching new curriculum (again!) and I'm not set in a routine that I've established.  This is my 5th subject change in 5 years.

In other news, my Principal hates hats.  I always have the problem when I remind my students over and over to take off their hats, they always try to sneak them on.  Then, when I'm just exhausted from dealing with it, BAM.  Guess who pops in and notices their stupid hat - that's right my Principal.  UGH.  So, I made this...

I found the container in Target's $1 bins.  It was actually $2.50, but the teal is our school color.  The kids are going to put their hats in that bin (yeah, I'm hoping there's not a lot of them) when they walk in the door and get them when they walk out.  I hope it works!


  1. Good luck at school tomorrow! Try not to stress too much about your list--it all gets done eventually :o)

  2. Hope you had a good first day, Lauren!

  3. Your hat bin makes me laugh (plus I think it's a good idea.) We have a no hat policy too, and I agree that it becomes a "choose your battles" issue. One day last year in the middle of the day I told a student in the hall to remove his hat. His response, " But I wore it all morning in your class. " oops.

    1. Hahaha... exactly. Although, it was linked on pinterest and a few people feel that it's going to inspire lice. I haven't had to take any yet, maybe it's a good deterrent?

  4. I love the box, and if they are worried about lice - they will take care of their hats themselves. Part of your world sounds like mine. It seems like a never ending treadmill, when you have a new subject or grade each year. I have been at a school for 5 years and the last 4 years the subject, grade or curriculum has changed. I would love to go back to school or take a class but who can if you are forever creating new lessons. I was fighting the burnt out feeling most of the year. Know I am looking for a new job so I can transfer out or quit.


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