This is me.
What will I be doing this weekend? Grading papers and then trying to write my paper for National Boards! Fun times. I have 2 papers that are barely even touched and tomorrow night I need to make a dent in it. This has to happen this weekend. I am running out of time.
This year has gone quicker than I thought it would. In the beginning of the year, I was very bad at time management. I thought that I needed someone to tell me what to do and what to teach and then that would have made me feel less stressed, but realistically, I just needed to get in the swing of how I was teaching and what I was teaching and that eliminated so much time I spent on my planning. In the beginning of the year I had been creating power points for my grammar, and after (too long) around November/December I stopped doing that because it was a waste of my time. But I did not realize that until I had already wasted enough time doing so!
I was really stressed out, more than I had ever been in the beginning of a school year, and it was because I was trying to fit too much in, when it didn’t need to be. I was bringing so much home and I just didn’t have enough time for anything.
Now, I try very hard not to bring anything home, but somethings when we have lots of different things come in at the same time, it is inevitable. For example, this weekend. Essays, Performance Tasks, new spelling groups, spelling test. All stuff that I don’t have to grade for Monday, but do I really want it to drag into next week for me to have to figure out when to grade them then? No.
So here I am, midnight on a Friday, grading papers, and inputting grades so that tomorrow night, I am ready to write.
Cheers to getting stuff done!
Thank you Slice of Life Challengers for setting this up, I enjoy it thoroughly!