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M-F? 8-3? Ha!

Sunday To Do List

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Don’t ever let anyone get away with telling you that teaching is an 8 – 3 job. This is my to-do list, which I created at 12:30 p.m. today, for TODAY since I realized that (even though I worked nearly all day yesterday) I still had lots of work to do to prepare for the week ahead.

I’m not complaining! I love teaching. However, IEP paperwork, minilessons, and charts do NOT write themselves. Plus, preparing for discussion groups with my kids means actually reading the books cover-to-cover.

Oh, and the bottom portion of the list is the personal stuff to do today. I’m crossing my fingers and hope I can get it all done in the next 9.5 hours!

2 thoughts on “M-F? 8-3? Ha!

  1. All that – on a Sunday! Two useful pieces of advice I have been offered (and don’t necessarily follow):
    Take some time to mindfully complete one task at a time – no multitasking!
    Rather than make a to-do-list, make a will-do list, of tasks that you will realistically achieve, and therefore won’t feel guilty about.


  2. So refreshing, in a comrades-in-the-foxhole kind of way, that you make a list where you need to include “shower” and “work out”, just to make sure you don’t forget the essentials!! This list looked very similar to mine today.

    Thanks for the post — it made me chuckle! And now excuse me as I dash off to get dinner, and grade 3 piles of papers!


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