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Monday, September 2, 2013

September Currently and What I'm Planning Monday!

Today I am bringing you three topics. To start out I am linking up with Farley at Oh Boy 4th Grade for the first time. Here is my September Currently.

I am listening to Grey's Anatomy Season 9 on Netflix while I work on my plans for the week. I was so excited yesterday when Netflix emailed me to inform that Season 9 was now on Netflix. I love my Grey's Anatomy and had recently watch the whole series all over again. I was hoping to watch all of Season 9 before Season 10 starts.

I am loving the fact that it is a three-day weekend. I have been able to catch up on my sleep that I had been lacking in. I also have been able to plan two weeks of lesson plans and meals for the week.

I have a rough group of kiddos this year. I love every single one of them, but they are a handful and what has worked in the past is not working now. Whole Brain Teaching has been great for most, but there are still a few who I need to come up with a new plan for. I am determined to get it under control quick so we can get to the learning. These kiddos need that learning since their behavior has caused them to fall behind in previous years.

I really want a warm brownie with ice cream and chocolate syrup on top. Just typing about it makes me want it more. I think I am going to have to go buy some brownie mix and make some.

I am almost done with my plans. I have the lesson plans done, I just need to figure out my homework for the week and then I will head to school to make some copies.

Loving Myself:
In order to love myself I need to get back to running. This has been a major stress reliever for me in the past, but finding the time for it has been difficult. Since I have a rough group this year, I am sure that I will be in need of some stress relief. I told my dad that when it cools down a little I plan to start running with him again. My goal for this month is to actually get back to it.
I also plan to go out with the hubby every weekend. In order to love myself I have to spend time with him and enjoy life. I do not want to fall in the pattern of school, school, school like I did last year. I love my job, but it can tear me apart from my husband.
And finally, I am going to keep Saturdays school free. I have done that for two weeks now and it was an adjustment, but it has been nice. I am now seeing that it is important to take time for myself and just enjoy life. The only exception to school free is that I might blog, but those will be posts that were prepared ahead of time.

Now for What I'm Planning Sunday...err...Monday:
This week I am planning for school:
~Continue with Read to Self and Work on Writing
~Introduce Read to Someone
~Mini lessons on using prior knowledge and subjects
~Read Aloud for the Week: Wayside School is Falling Down (the kiddos really enjoyed Sideways Stories and are loving this second book so far)
~Aimsweb benchmark testing for Math
~Continue using the Forces and Motion: A Science Unit for Kids (my kiddos have absolutely loved this unit; we have been going through it pretty slow due to benchmark testing and adjustment periods, but now we will be doing one activity a day and will be finishing it this week)
~Our third Free Write from 30 Freewrites to Get Your Students Started Writing (the kiddos have also been loving this weekly activity)

Next week I'll try to actually have my plans shown by what I'm doing each day.

This week for dinner I am planning:
Monday: Chili and Cornbread Waffles
Tuesday: Chicken and Noodles
Wednesday: hubby closes so leftovers
Thursday: hubby closes so leftovers
Friday: Chile Chicken Casserole
Saturday: Chili Dogs

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