Personal: We eat out WAY too much, especially when school starts back up. It's usually so hot still, and I'm tired, and the last thing I want to do is cook dinner, but my wallet (and waistline) says otherwise. I just need to suck it up and do it...and then I will have left-overs for lunch the next day!
Organization: Last year, our District moved to a Standards Based Report Card that required proficiency to be measured for every 3rd grade Common Core Standard. While all of my assignments and assessments are standards-based, I struggled to find a manageable way to keep up with it all. I'm working on it. Any suggestions?!
Planning: I don't know about you, but in my classroom, it seems like Science gets booted to the curb whenever time gets tight. I'm making it my goal to plan for more hands-on Science learning because we all know how much the kids L-O-V-E it!
Professional: I'm currently taking an online Stanford math class about how people learn mathematics. If I can successfully finish it, I'll consider that quite an accomplishment, because we all know how much extra time teachers have at the beginning of a new school year!
Students: My goal in this are is to inspire a love of mathematics. I hope I can wrangle them in with fun real life math projects, then keep their interest peaked with all the tricks I have up my sleeve!
Motto: Let them be little! I've shared this on my Facebook page, but something strange happens to my beloved kiddos between 3rd and 4th grade, and often times, 3rd grade is the end of the "little" kid stage. So it is my goal and motto to let them be little. We will have recess. We will read silly stories. We will learn lots and encourage each other along the way. We will have fun at every turn. We will make lifelong friends and play hard.
What are your Back to School goals? I'd love to read all about them!