July 1, 2013

July Goals

Looking back at my June goals, I didn't do too badly! But I didn't too well, either. I did relax and not feel guilty, I did spend lots of time with my family, and I did read lots for enjoyment. However, I did not become physically active, I did not take a break from school, and I did not finish all the TpT products that I have started. Fifty percent isn't too horrible! Just horrible! I promise myself that I will do better in July.

I'm once again linking up with Jess over at I {heart} Recess for her monthly goal linky. Here goes:

PERSONAL: I have been in a bad place with my spiritual life; therefore, this is a top priority for me this month. I find when my spiritual life is in order, the rest of my life follows beautifully!

FAMILY: We've been spending more time together, but I'd like them to come to my house more often as a family unit. I have my niece overnight a lot (she'd move in if her parents would let her) and my nephew comes about once a week. I'm working towards having them ALL over to dinner at least once a week... starting today!

HEALTH: Notice I was much more specific this month. Instead of saying "get more physically active" I specifically said what physical activity I was going to strive for, and I made it plural: WALKS, not just one! I sit entirely toooooo much... it's the computer's fault!

SCHOOL: My new assignment is teaching gr. 8 English, on top of grs. 5 and 6 Language Arts et al. Soooo, I've been doing some planning and reading. The teacher who was to have originally had this group assigned two books for the kiddos to read over summer. Now I must read and make preparations for using them... not what I would've chosen (one is about the Hatfields and McCoys; the other is about Slavery/Mammouth Cave). I'll work with it and make it work for the kiddos. Step one will be to get the two books read... PRONTO!

BLOG/TpT: My blog? It's taken on a life of its own... a FUN life! TpT? I just need to keep at it. I've got several TpT projects in process, several I just finished, and several more in mind. Here is one that I FINALLY finished. It's a Power Point Slideshow that features Newbery Award and Honor Books. It is meant to accompany the VERY FIRST product that I offered in my TpT store, the Newbery Award Book Report. Mind you, I did not have to create this from the ground floor up, I just had to tweak it as a store offering. I've actually used both products in my classroom since around 2005... oh, what a procrastinator I can be!

OUT of the BOX: Hmmmm? Not sure I was ever in a box! That's why my family thinks I'm eccentric, my students think I'm crazy, and folks think I'm weird. LOVE IT!

Happy July,
Happy Teaching,
The Teacher's Desk 6


  1. Love that you live outside of the box. :) And you are so right, if you spiritual life is in order, everything else falls in line. Nice reminder.
    Creating Lifelong Learners

  2. "I'm not sure I was ever in the box..." You crack me up!
    I agree: When your spiritual life is in order, everything else falls into place more easily. I have to work on that one too.
    Good luck with your July goals. All that ambition just sent me to the kitchen for another cup of coffee!

    Finding JOY in 6th Grade


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