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Sunday, July 29, 2012

New {School} Year Resolutions

I was catching up with some blogs tonight when I stumbled across an awesome linky by Amanda over at Teaching Maddeness.

It makes perfect sense to make our resolutions now rather than in January, so here we go.

#1 - Stay organized - I'm lucky to be switching schools because I will start the year off in a completely clean and organized classroom. I intend to keep it this way, including my dreaded teacher's desk. I really need to make one of those teacher toolboxes.

#2 - Embrace change and try new things - New school, new administration, new students equals lots of change. I'm also embarking on a new journey with two whole new teaching 'strategies/systems'. I'm so excited to employ whole brain teaching strategies with my students and also to change up my literacy block with the Daily Five.

#3 Connect and Communicate with Parents - When I first began teaching I felt quite uncomfortable with this aspect of teaching. As time has passed I have begun to feel more at ease with this challenge. I'm also super excited to employ technology to my advantage and use it to help keep parents informed.

#4 - Use my time wisely - I really want to have a balance between home life and work life. I also need to squeeze in some time for my new found blogging life as well. I usually arrive early to school, so I want to make the most of the time before my students arrive each morning. Less gossiping around the Keurig in the staffroom and more planning and preparing.

Do you have any resolutions to share? Be sure to link up and share. Thanks for reading and following,


  1. Thanks for linking up, Amanda! It seems that we have some of the same resolutions! Here's to hoping we can keep them! ;)

    Teaching Maddeness

  2. You have some great goals! I am also going to be using binder to kep things organized this year.

    Simply 2nd Resources

  3. I found you on New (school) Year Resolutions linky! We have the same resolution about parents.I love to connect with other teachers! I am going to go back and read some of your older post!
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    Fancy Free in Fourth

  4. I need to use time better too-I always feel like I'm getting ready what needs to be done for tomorrow, instead of being organized enough to plan ahead further.


  5. I love your idea of trying new things!! I am horrible with new ideas, new situation, and new adventures! Definitely something I could work one! Have a great school year and good luck with your resolutions!!!

  6. Love your attitude on embracing change and trying new things! I am so glad I found you and look forward to following your new adventure this school year! Come visit at