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Friday, December 26, 2014

New Goals for a New Year

I cannot believe that it is almost 2015!  The older I get, the more time seems to fly by in a flash.  Life has been busy this year.  I started blogging and creating for TeachersPayTeachers.  I changed the entire way I teach reading this year to put more book choices in the hands of the students.  I started using Interactive Notebooks in some of my classes.  All of this meant more work crammed into each day {although it is fun work}.

One of the best ways to succeed is to write down your goals. Just this simple action can help you focus your energy to get more done. So I am linking up with Stephanie at Mrs. D's Corner to list some of my goals for 2015.

Personal:  I tend to get caught up in watching t.v. shows on Netflix during my free time in the evening.  While there is nothing wrong with this, there are probably better ways that I could spend my time.  I plan to still watch t.v.  However, I want to watch less and read more instead.

Professional:  I have just started blogging and selling products on TPT.  I am going to set monthly goals for uploading products to my TPT store.  I am also making it a goal to blog at least 3 times a week.

Planning:  My planning goal goes right along with my professional goal.  I tend to plan out blog posts on my calendar and then forget to actually write them.  My goal is to spend a little time each Sunday planning my blogs for the week and then remember to write and post them on the correct day as well.

Organization:  While I am very good at keeping my classroom neat and organized, I can't always say the same about my house.  There are certain rooms that tend to collect stray items.  I want to organize those certain rooms.  {Hopefully, if I get the rooms organized, I can keep them that way.}

Students:  Teaching my students to love reading was one of my goals at the beginning of the year, and I want to keep that goal fresh in my mind.  I believe that all children can enjoy reading if given the right book.  I want to help my students find their right books so they read because they want to not because I make them.

Motto:  Matthew 19:26 says, "With God all things are possible."  This is a verse that I need to remember every day.  Whether the day has gone great or it was horrible, during stressful days and relaxing ones, I want to remind myself that God makes all things possible.


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  2. Crystal,
    I too need to stop watching so much TV and work on completing the books I have begun. There are so many books I have on my "to read" list! I too need to work on growning my blog and plan more posts (as well as TpT things). I have decided to work on the blog thing first and then add things as I can but then to focus on that during the summer. Good luck to you on all of these goals! I think that most teachers could likely agree that they have the same oganizational goals! Our classrooms always seem to be "ready" and every teacher I know complains of at least one room being disorganized at home. Happy New Year!

    (I will be following your blog!)