Tuesday, August 4, 2015

Goodbye Summer, Hello School Year!

Just received that welcome back letter from my school. My main goal for this school year is my organization and time management. So I am getting started! I really want to make sure everything has a place and that I am able to keep up with my new responsibilities this year. I'm actually excited and really believe this year will be one of the best!

There are those core things that I always need so I wanted to make sure I already have a place for them to be. Another binder. But this year I believe they will be more successful--trying to do it with a purpose this time around.
The binder includes 6 tabs for me to keep everything I usually need for planning and meetings. Usually I'd have to go to multiple binders to pull things together for conferences and meetings--I no longer want to do that. The tabs are

  1. Fabulous Fourth (Grade level team items)
  2. Leadership
  3. STEM
  4. Goals
  5. Observations
  6. Math
  7. Science
  8. Health
Here is a picture.
Simple will get the job done.
I am big on actually writting things down and ALWAYS write lists of some sort. I briefly tried this website/app as a virtual to-do list. It worked well, I think the physcially aspect of writing something down and crossing it off was jsut missing for me. So I decided to make my own to-do list with a slight twist. ( Trying to do everything with a purpose so it will be used). I made a simple table with 3 columns titled- date assigned, task, date completed. The last column has a box for me to check once completed. I am calling it my accountability list. This way I am able to *hopefully* actually get things completed in a timely fashion. I would write lists and some things would get pushed back or forgotten. Also to see how long it takes me to complete a task and make adjustments as necessary.  I plan to put a few of these in each section of my binder.
To-Do List