I don't know many teachers who aren't fans of To Do Lists. There are some, but they are few and far between.
I ♥ To Do Lists. I swear they are what got me through college and grad school! I had the joy of having today off (thank you super multi-cultural school district!) while my kids had school. Was I sad about that? Nope! I made myself a big ole To Do list and set about tackling it.
Strike throughs indicate what I've finished up. Input Report Cards Grade the last ITTs Grade Writing Prompts Input all grades into Engrade
- Finish Math Folders
Web updates (spec. curriculum) Tracking Anxiety sheet for Middle Child
- Neuropsych forms filled out
- Make intervention lessons for Betty
- Number the Stars Literature Unit (optional)
The math folders, psych forms and interventions will be finished up before 8 p.m. tonight without much issue. I'm pretty pleased with myself actually. It was a bit of a bumpy start but I was able to get everything that had to be done finished already so that is really awesome. Middle Child had an appointment with her counselor at 2:30 today so I had to pick her up early from school and knew I'd be waiting for a bit in the waiting room. So I brought my trusty Cascading File Tote with me and finished grading prompts while I was there. It was perfect and her counselor kind of chuckled and said I was definitely a teacher *wink*
This means I can go in tomorrow able to get things around for the rest of the week, and spend some time making copies and such for interventions, fluency practice and math homework. It's NICE to feel caught up (although I'm sure by this time tomorrow night I won't feel caught up anymore!). I was mentioning to a fellow teacher friend of mine how I need more days like this in my schedule -- a day to just sit at home alone and work at my pace. I got a lot more done than I would have if I was at school today.