I always pick a word for the new year. Do you do this? It helps to keep me on track when things get crazy and there’s the first sign of “how is this all going to get done?” in my life.
I like commitment because it applies to all areas. I’m not the best cook in the world and it’s easy to let our busy evenings and sporting events keep us from sitting down together. My hub and I are seeing how fast the count-down is going to empty nest syndrome, so we’re making an effort to have dinner at our table 5 nights a week with our girls. I am committed to planning ahead so that food is shopped for, thawed and in the crockpot.
I’m committed to creating engaging, interactive lessons for my 3rd graders. They love learning this way and I love teaching with creativity and enthusiasm. We all win when I put in the extra effort to make our class experience amazing. I am determined to have these little people look back on this year as the best in their school careers…it’s that important.
I’m committed to collaborating with colleagues and administration to better our school. We’re heading into a new building in a couple of years (fingers crossed our bond will pass). The planning is intense, but fun. I’m excited to be a part of the architectural committee.
I’m committed to getting my school related business off the ground. The plan is for the book to be finished this winter so I can offer it on Amazon. I have four interactive units that need to go up on Teachers Pay Teachers. I’m excited to create tutorials in several areas that are working in my teacher life. It’s time to man-up and do all the necessary things to get it done.
If you could choose one word for 2016, what would it be?
Here’s to an amazing year full of good health, wonderful accomplishments and fulfilling relationships,