I'm so glad I remembered to link up with Farley at Oh' Boy Fourth Grade for her Currently linky! We have been in school for a week now, and it is going great. Busy, but fun! So here is what is going on with me right now...
I am watching Netflix while writing this, but I really should be grading the papers I brought home today. At least one of the perks of teaching first grade is that the math and phonics papers are pretty easy to figure out the answers to. No long division tonight!
I am really loving all the warm weather we are having. That's one of the things I like most about fall - crisp mornings, but it's still nice and warm for recess! I am hoping for a nice long fall and a short, easy winter.
I really need to start going to bed earlier on school nights. Not tonight, I guess, but maybe tomorrow. Which brings me to my 3 goals.
1. I'm realizing how much energy it takes to teach firsties all day long. It's constant talking, singing, and reviewing sight words. I'm going to try to keep up my energy every day for my students.
2. I also know that to have that energy, I will need to keep a balance in my life. Blogging and creating TpT products is fun, but they take time too. I have to remember to make time for family and sleep as well.
3. I am working to stay in touch with my students' parents even more this year. I am sending home a weekly newsletter, and I am going to try to write positive notes home at least once a week. After all, if the parents and I are working as a team to educate these students, then communication is key!
Remember to stop by Farley's linky and find out what other teachers are up to as the school year starts.