It's that time again!!!

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  1. leighbball

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    What is/are your new school year resolutions for the 2007-2008 school year???
     
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  3. leighbball

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    Opps....forgot to list mine! hehe

    Mine:
    * Get organized before Sept 5 and STAY organized.
    * Do lesson plans a week ahead of time and have everything copied in advance.
    * Exercise when possible- (hoping to make it part of my day but its baby steps!)
    * Eat better
    * Stress less
    * Take time for me EVERYDAY! (even when I have graduate school!!)
     
  4. paperheart

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    oh boy!!

    I'll choose four:
    1. Organization (as always) I'll choose one area of this huge topic and say to keep my desk clean and to clear it off at the end of each and every day.

    2. To bring healthy meals and water everyday. (Last year I would eat a Snickers bar and sometimes the poptarts from the kids breakfast because I wasn't organized enough about lunch. ick!)

    3. To try working out for a month in the mornings BEFORE school three times a week. If I like it, stick to it all year.

    4. Plan and prepare lessons at least 6 weeks in advance (of course, I need to be flexible based on assessment information, but still...)
     
  5. La Profesora

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    Get the rules I want in order and stick with them! I tend to relax as I get used to the kids, and then the little boogers run all over me at the end of the year (some do).

    Organization, and me time. I'm due to have my first child in March, so I just want to make it until spring break! and have fun being pregnant!!!
     
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    Paperheart- I too would like to get exercise into my routine before school...its just that my routine isn't normal this summer...sigh. I'm trying to get into it so I stick to it. :)
     
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    A fellow teacher who has to drive about an hour to get to work likes to exercise. She will get up to do running at 5, 4, or even 3 in the morning! I'm just not that dedicated!
     
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    1. Get organized & STAY organized! That should cover everything, if I'm organized, my paperwork is done, my lesson plans are done, copies are made in advance. Need I say more?
    2. Keep my house clean.
     
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    1. Survive! (it's my first year teaching)
    2. Exercise at least every other day
    3. Keep eating healthy
     
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    1. have all copies made by Friday for the following week
    2. keep my desk top clutter free at the end of the day
    3. get more teachers to go to happy hour at least once a month
    4. not dress frumpy when the winter comes!! (last year I gained some weight during the fall and tried to "hide" it behind big sweaters and pants all winter long)
    5. prepare my lunch and outfit the night before
     
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    I always get my things ready the night before, too- I even put my school bags by the door along with anything else I need to take with me so I don't forget it! :)
     
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    I did it!!! I finally went to the gym for the first time today!! I'm so happy I finally kicked myself in the behind and went there. Now I just have to keep going...but baby steps, right? :)
     
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    1. Stay organized.
    2. Be consistant with discipline.
    3. Avoid cafeteria food!
    4. Make it a great year in Kindergarten!
     
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    So many changes, so little time...

    1. Get to bed earlier...no more CSI for me, LOL
    2. Re-organize and stay that way
    3. Stay later/work at home more
    4. Don't procrastinate on paperwork
     
  15. love2teach

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    Stay organized...I just spent a few nights putting papers into binders by subject/topic....I hope that this helps!!!

    Have plans for the following week done before the end of the school day Fridays (I was REALLY good at this a few years ago...and have been pretty good, but I started to slack towards the end of last year...and was walking into Mondays without all of my plans done! yuck!

    Stay with my rules, like others have said, I tend to be a stickler in the fall but loosen up once I get to know the kiddies!
     
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    Can I have the same as you?
     
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    You sure can! :cool:
     
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    Be more organized - stay on top of grading and keep my room cleaner!

    Use more technology - after reading all the posts on technology recently, I have discovered that I am definitely out of date!:unsure:
     
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    * eat healthy foods (plan meals better)
    * stop staying soooooooooooooooo late after school
    * staying organized
    * exercise....or walk after school daily
     
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    I think we are all in the same boat...get and stay organized.
     
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    Get more organized
    Exercise
    Clean my house
    Spend more time with hubby
     
  22. Miss Kirby

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    Mostly the same as you guys:
    Staying organized
    Going to the gym 3x a week
    Eating better
    Balance (work, grad school, life!)

    I stay way too late after school and work too much at home. I need to really focus on this this year. It will be hard for me. But I need to do it!
     
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    Leave earlier
    Don't let grading pile up
    Clutter free
     
  24. JaimeMarie

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    Well I just got on the scale. I have lost 10 to 11 pounds since May. I wasn't really trying to. I had gained ten to 12 pounds from eating the cooks dessert last year. So I guess now that I stopped eating it I lost the weight.
     
  25. Miss_snugs

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    It's the most wonderful time of the year :haha:

    1. Get and stay organized
    2. Update my website weekly
    3. Plan at least a week or two ahead
    4. Be consistent with rules all year long
    5. *Try* to get my stuff ready for the next day the night before

    Ahhh I love a fresh start!
     
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    I have found that exercising before school works best for me. I'm always too tired or too busy after school. My husband and I take the dog for a 2 mile walk every morning.
    I also want to stay organized this year!
     
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    Here are mine:
    1. Exercise 4 times a week
    2. Eat a healthy lunch every day
    3. Think before I react to things at work
    4. Try Writer's Workshop
     
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    Here are mine:
    1. To be a good cooperating teacher, I am nervous, it is my 1st student teacher!
    2. Let my student teacher take over when she needs to, I know it is going to be hard for me.
    3. Be more organized, going to be tight in my room with 3 adults and 20 something kids.
    4. Stay away from the bad food in the teacher's room:)
     

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