Ready or not...it's AUGUST!

Now that I blog, I love the beginning of the month for the great linkies that come with it! Today, on August 1st, I am linking up with Farley from Oh' Boy 4th Grade and Jessica from I {heart} Recess

Here is my August Currently:

LISTENING: I love Netflix. It allows me to have all of my guilty pleasures right at my fingertips. Currently, I am rewatching Grey's Anatomy. 

LOVING: I have been busy with the summer reading clinic that I am working at for 5 weeks. Tomorrow is our last day. This means, ice cream party and Charlotte's Web. Our read aloud was Charlotte's Web and the kiddos cannot wait to watch the movie; most have seen it, but they like it! It's a good one! :o)

THINKING: I go back to school on Tuesday, September 3rd, so after the clinic ends tomorrow, I have exactly one month before I go back to school. I also have mile-long to do lists...ahhhh!!

WANTING: I CANNOT wait to get into my classroom. My family cannot wait either because my belongings are taking over this house. From what I understand, typically teachers cannot work in their classroom until the last week in August, but being a new teacher to the building, I will be allowed in earlier. You better believe that I'll be stopping by on Monday morning to find out when I can get to work!

NEEDING: I have started so many projects, like really started and started in my mind, that I haven't finished because of the reading clinic, that I have a lot of work to do this month. 

And now, my B2S13 goals, 

PERSONAL: I have always been very dedicated to my job. My first few years teaching, I was at school to and through dinner time at least 3 days a week. Now I am beginning a new job, teaching a new grade level, in a new school. I mustn't procrastinate, I must be very efficient, I must try to maintain a real-life, a fun life outside of school! Maybe only one late night at school...or two, maybe two. 

ORGANIZATION: Last year was an off year, no evaluation for me. Now, being a new teacher again, I will be evaluated this year. This will be my first eval with our new evaluation system, so I must be sure to keep my evidence binder up to date so that I'm not scrounging and running around at the last minute. 

PLANNING: With a new grade level comes new standards. With a new district comes real guided reading, no basal! :o) A new math series, too. I am looking forward to freshening up my teaching style and making my instruction more meaningful to how the kiddos will really need the knowledge in their outside lives. 

PROFESSIONAL: In creating my I Can statements for 4th grade, I was beginning to get used to the 4th grade standards. I do not know them nearly as well as I knew third grade. I need to become more familiar so that I am able to make connections and focus on the necessary areas. 

STUDENTS: I find it important to have high expectations for my kiddos, but I also want them to be excited about coming to school every day. 

MOTTO: I am a bit of a perfectionist, I must do things on my own because if something is wrong I would prefer it to be my fault not someone else's. I am rather competitive and I tend to take things personally. I say "it is what it is" all the time, but I need to start living by, it is what is, and not getting so worked up over little things. 

Thanks for reading! :o)


Krystyn Richards said...

I hear you on wanting to get into your classroom. I haven't been in my all summer. I just realized I have about a month of my summer left. Ekk...I better get in there.

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Flamingos and Butterflies said...

I love your motto! I can't think of how many times I have said that to someone.

I hope you get in your room soon...I know how waiting makes me crazy!

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Miss Trayers said...

I loved actually catching up on my Netflix too-my queue was just getting way too long! :) I thought Grey's Anatomy was really good in the beginning.


Sara Soucy said...

Just saw that you are from Mass - not too far from me {RI}! I really want to get into my classroom as well to get stuff done. They won't let me in yet though!

Sara :)
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Alison Hislop said...

I know how you feel being so eager to get into your classroom! Good luck on Monday! Hope you can get in and start working soon!

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amber said...

So grueling to have PD before you can get into your room! Don't they realize teachers' brains are drifting there the whole time they're talking?

Amanda said...

I have used "it is what it is" so many times this past year. LOL. It's a good motto. It helps me remember that I can not control everything and to just do the best with what I can control. I'm glad you are finally got let in to your classroom. I'm still waiting. :)

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