Tuesday, August 6, 2013
To Do Lists
I was side-tracked from my to-dos by work and my injury. I spent several weeks in a chair doing online modules and participating in pd as well as recuperating from surgery by icing and elevating. I wanted to read, write more and work out more, finish my taxes, and disconnect by hiking and camping. I did read, I did write, I didn't work out and I still haven't done my taxes and I am not sure if I ever truly disconnected. I still have many to-dos, but summer is over.
I still have some days this week. I spent most of today doing productive work with colleague, Lee Ann, planning a CCSS workshop for English, reading, and world language teachers for pre-planning week. We will be finalized this tonight which is why my post is so late. I need to develop a CCSS workshop for elective teachers at my school and two other workshops. I will spend most of tomorrow with my new leadership team working on other aspects of pre-planning. The unpaid work this week will make my life easier next week.
While I still have time this week, I will continue to guiltily read books for pleasure while cramming the professional reading that I meant to do all summer. I will spring hop and head out to the beach. I will do my taxes. And I will start thinking about developing more realistic expectations or shorter to-do list for next summer. I am feeling a little a loss of precious summer time as well as eager anticipation for the upcoming school year. How about you?