Thursday, August 1, 2013

Back to School Goals

Happy August, sweet friends!  It's time to start thinking about returning to school.  I'm linking up with I {Heart} Recess to share my back-to school goals. 

Personal:  It's easy to fit in a run or work out in the summer, but then school comes around and...well, not so easy anymore.  I'm hoping to keep running and hitting the gym often.

Organization:  I'm OCD about my classroom.  My bedroom closet is another story.  Maybe if I plan my outfits before I go to bed, I can avoid the frenzy in the morning.  I try this every.single.year.  ;)

Planning:  I have lessons all planned out in my head.  I even prep the stuff way ahead of time.  So why do I wait until Sunday night to type it all up?  

Professional:  I have a long list of professional books that I want to read, and I keep adding to it.  Up next, Word Nerds.

Students:  I love my students.  But we all have a student or two who tests us.  Those are the students who are just screaming for a little extra love.  I want to shower them with kindness, patience, and empathy.  I want school to be their happy place.

Motto:  I have this hanging on my computer...
James 1:19 "My dear brothers and sisters, take note of this: Everyone should be quick to listen, slow to speak and slow to become angry."  
I don't get angry, but I talk way too much.  This year, I'm going to be a better listener.  

Have you set goals for this school year?  Leave a comment.  I'd love to read your goals.  


  1. Holy Moly great goal with your motto...I love that verse and need to really work on that too! After reading your post, I had to stop and think...would people consider me a good listener?

    P.s. Love your blog! Adorbs. Can't wait to follow!


    Always Sunny in a Windowless Classroom

  2. Oh...Wendy! I'm with you on the talking! Sometimes it is just better to be quiet! My motto this year is "Think good thoughts" using Phil. 4:6-8 to motivate me. :-)

    Teaching Little Miracles