It's great to hear from you. I read your blog the other day -- about your "firsts" over Christmas. I enjoyed reading and sharing in your successes throughout the holiday.
Like you, I have more time now than ever before in my life. I can just decide to do whatever I want to do -- most of the time. I do have a daughter and
A LOT of grandchildren!!!!!!!!
It's true -- there is never enough time, but maybe you're on to something. Maybe it's just that we never know when to stop. When I work in my classroom (like our workday last Monday) I have to set limits for myself. For example: work on the room until 10:00; do grades until 11:00; stop for lunch; do lesson plans until 2:00; prepare copies; go home!!!!!!!! Of course, I don't always follow those guidelines, but if I didn't set them, I'd never know when to stop.
We go back to school tomorrow for sure. I am in the process of writing a study guide for our science test. Then I'm going to organize and gather my supplies and go to school to make copies. Our school is on crusade against "worksheets," so I don't have a lot to copy. (
That sounds like a new blog topic to me!!!!!!!!)
When your GLEs changed, did you (the teachers) have to write the new curriculum? We are constantly writing new curriculum, new common assessments, etc. A couple of years ago we got a new math text (which I don't use at all!), new reading text, and new science text.
Good grief!!! The teacher next door to me says, "Just shoot me now and get it over with!" That' the way it feels sometimes.
I just checked your profile again and see you are teaching 3rd graders -- right? I will be 4th grade again next year. Maybe we can share some ideas. Anyway, it's great hearing from you. If we keep blogging, we can keep up with each other. I'd love that!!!!
In the meantime here in Missouri, work awaits!
Later . . .