The ideas is that you will be held accountable by your readers for keeping your resolutions when you post them to your blog. Let's see if this works! So, with no further ado, here are my 2012 resolutions
Neat and Tidy. I love the way my room looks so neat and tidy when I walk in first thing in the morning (thanks to an awesome janitorial staff) but within 3.7 seconds of my students walking in it seems as if a tornado has blown through - despite the fact that we are no where near tornado alley! So, I would like to work on keeping our room cleaner. This means helping my kiddos to stay organized and not using my desk as a dumping grounds throughout the day.
I also got permission from my principal to get rid of some of the old outdated materials that were left by past teachers - YEAH!
Working Smarter Not Harder- Now that I have gotten my groove with a new grade I am going to work on bulk planning - math for a few weeks at a time, then language arts for a few weeks. I think it will make my planning better as I look down the road at where my students will need to be.
Weight Loss - I know we probably all have this as a goal - but after 6 kiddos I definitely need it! Hubby bought me a treadmill for Christmas, so my goal is to start each day with a 20 minute session each morning.
More Family Time - With 6 kids it is difficult to give each kid individual time, but I want to schedule time for each of them as well as with my hubby.
Regular Posts - I would like to commit to at least 2-3 times a week. I love the reflection time it gives me to think about the things we did, what the students learned, what I would change, etc.
Commenting More - I tend to be a blog lurker, reading and stalking but not really leaving any comments. I know that I feel appreciated when someone comments on my post, so I really need to remember to share the love. I read posts and think "I love that!" but I need to remember to tell the blogger that!
Relationship Building - This really goes hand in hand with my other two goals. I started blogging to help build my PLC and I really need to focus on that. I know I have become a much better teacher from the blogs that I read and the TPT products I have bought, I also need to learn from other teachers through idea sharing as well.
What goals do you have for 2013?