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Sunday’s Balancing Act

I came home exhausted from the Providence Ronald McDonald House 5K Walk. I took a short nap and then created a list of things I had to do today. Unlike my usual to-do lists, I decided to divide it between my personal items and my school-related items to help me balance my day. About a half-hour ago I realized that I was doing a lot more for school than I was for myself (as usual). This visual (see mine, which I included in this post) was helpful since the number of check marks on the school side starting adding up faster than the ones on the personal side.

Want a blank copy of this punch list to help you balance your next weekend at home? Just click here to download the one I put on Google Docs.

Stacey Shubitz View All

I am a literacy consultant who has spent over a decade working with teachers to improve the teaching of writing in their classrooms. While I work with teachers and students in grade K-6, I'm a former fourth and fifth-grade teacher so I have a passion for working with upper elementary students.

I'm the author of Craft Moves (Stenhouse Publishers, 2016) and the co-author of Jump Into Writing (Zaner-Bloser, 2021), Welcome to Writing Workshop (Stenhouse Publishers, 2019), and Day By Day (Stenhouse, 2010).

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  1. Thank you for sharing this.
    I have been struggling with the balance part of life. So I try to do me things first thing when i get home from school. We have to remember ourselves.


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