This is mostly to Elementary teachers but I'm sure some secondary teachers can relate. I'm sitting here and all I can think about is planning. I'm going on vacation next week so I'm trying to get as much as I can done because I know that when I get back I'll be exhausted and getting ready for PD. As I'm planning I keep finding myself going to the things that sometimes make me question my use of time. For example, trying to figure out how to set up classroom jobs, how my bulletin boards will be set up and where posters will go, thinking about decorations, Making all these tags and crap from teachers pay teachers. Last year was my first year teaching but it was at a different school that basically spoon fed us as far as what was in our classrooms and where it had to be. This year I have to do it all myself and my principal specifically said that she wants things to look nice and she wants to see classroom jobs, and lots of other stuff too. However, I feel like I am not spending my time efficiently at all. I just want to make sure I am not missing something really important, at least more important that decorations.