Monday, November 26, 2012

It's Time to go Back, 5 for Five & a Manic Monday Freebie

I can’t believe this is my last Monday of track out! I head back to school for work days on Thursday and Friday and haven’t done any lesson planning! My teaching bag is still where I put it 3 weeks ago. If I don’t get in gear soon I won’t be ready next Monday when my kiddos come back! Ugh!

One of the downfalls of year-round is all the moving. It sounds like it should be easy – the kids move their own materials into storage cubbies and then into our new classroom cubbies. But hanging up all the materials and arranging the room is a nightmare! And, to do it every 9 weeks is stretching me way too thin; especially, when I like everything a certain way.

Thank goodness it is 5 for Five Monday - another way to make sure I get through my list this week!!  Jenn & Jessica help me stay motivated throughout the week!

Here is how last week turned out:

1.  Check out a new non-teaching book – and READ it!  Check – done! I actually started and finished Silent No More: Victim 1’s Fight for Justice Against Jerry Sandusky.  I know controversial – but it was on my to read list and I am so glad that I did. 

2.  Get Oldest Realistic his new phone – check done! He is thrilled to have the new iPhone 5 and this momma is thrilled to have it done. Now he can facetime his Nana & Papa and I can get my twice-weekly scheduled calls.  Yes – I am limited because I have helicopter hovering parent syndrome. I would be on the phone with him 3 times a day if I could!

3.  Get to the gym twice this week – sadly, I didn’t meet this goal (again) this week!  I made it to my Monday zumba, but that was it…this week for sure!! I’ve realized how difficult it is to go to the gym when your schedule changes.

4.  Continue to grow my little slice of cyberspace – check done!  I completed the 3 post minimum that I set for myself and am so thrilled that I continue to grow.

5.  Take time to enjoy my family and friends – check done! I spent some much needed time with my boys and Mr. Realistic.  We enjoyed Thanksgiving together and had a nice evening with Oldest and his girlfriend.  Ahhh…young love – they are so cute!!

4 out of 5 isn’t bad, but I am really going for the gold this week and am going to meet my challenge head on!!

This week’s goals…

1.  Lesson plan for the next two weeks.  Yes, the second week will be just a rough sketch, but at least get it formatted and saved on my flashdrive.

2.  Hit the gym three times this week.  No more excuses!!

3.  Start decorating for Christmas – even if it is just brining the boxes into the living room…

4.  Paint more clothes pins for our behavior chart.

5.  Have my classroom set up and arranged before next Monday morning – that may mean staying on Friday until 6:00, but it must be done!! 

Yayyyy!! It’s Manic Monday again! I am keeping up and have your freebie on time today!! Go me!! Here is a freebie that will help you get through December!

Now – I’m off to TpT to finish my shopping!! Don’t forget you can get 28% off my store today and tomorrow!


  1. What helps me with the gym, is I put my clothes in the car. I make it impossible to avoid going because it's so convenient :) I go right after work and it makes it so I go at least 4 times a week :) Good luck this week!

    New follower!

    1. That is what I was doing for awhile; I need to get back in the habit :)

  2. You did SO well last week!! I love that you completed 4 of 5 goals- how great is that?! I like your goals this week, too! I'm going to try SO HARD to make the working out work this week! I'm with Katie- I put the clothes in my car....and when I really need motivation- I change before I leave the office. No turning back then!

    Good luck with this week- I know you can do it! Have a fantastic week! :)

  3. Very clever!

    I Love My Classroom

  4. I love your freebie! I never make it to the gym either. Just wanted to tell you that I nominated your blog for the Liebster Award. Check out my post at

    Have a great week!

  5. Your blog is awesome and I laughed out loud when I read the line about helicopter hovering parent syndrome. I can totally relate! LOL Have a fantastic week!

  6. Great job last week! It is SO tough to make time for personal stuff when you're a teacher... so I hope that linking up your list helps you out! Thanks for joining in!!