Well... it has been a very busy week... teachers started back to school last Monday and we welcomed the new class into our classrooms on Thursday. I am really focusing on starting the year off organized and feel I have done a really good job of it in my classroom so far. My other focus is being proactive... that is the main goal... I always seem to have some issue come up each year so this year I'm trying to stay ahead of things. The sixth grade team has been working together for two years now so we have a good idea of what works. We are really good about working together and have a great discipline plan that is the same in all three classrooms (since we switch classes). My Social Studies curriculum was new last year so I didn't have too much time with trying "new" things. This year I will change it a bit since there is so much more I have to cover. I would like to try to make ancient civilizations a bit more fun and interesting to all students.
Lots of professional goals but I still have my personal goals... KEEP GETTING IN SHAPE! I at least lost almost all the weight I gained back from vacation. The cleaning and repainting at the old house really helped me sweat it out. Getting back to work has been a struggle but once things settle down, I want to fit some exercising back into the schedule. Thanks for all the support!