So here's how I've done so far in 2015!
Personal: To spend more time with my family
I'm very excited to say that I'm feeling pretty good about this one! I was asked to teach two Kodaly levels programs this summer, and ultimately turned them both down. Even though I LOVE to teach levels programs, I thought I should spend time with my family this summer. Especially with our move, and with working with my youngest to help improve her speech (you can read more about that here), I feel really, really good about this decision. Here is a picture of my daughters...aren't they lovely?
Professional: Catch up on email!
I'm also happy to report my progress on this. I have so often felt SWAMPED by email, but two things recently have helped. First, Yahoo mail has put headers that say "today's email," "yesterday's email," "earlier this week," etc. I can't tell you how much this small formatting change helps me! Once I've gotten through today's email, I can focus on yesterday's email, and so on. It helps me feel like my email is not never-ending! I have also dedicated every Thursday to catching up on email from the week, and this has been very helpful! I'm hoping that I can keep this routine up when school starts again!
Classroom: Plan by month and stay on track!
I did feel really good about by monthly planning this year, especially after making this set to help me stay on track! I'm hoping I can continue that trend this upcoming school year!
Blog/TpT: Listen to customers!
OK, I'll be honest, I haven't been as good at this one. I often hear wonderful suggestions from many of you, and I say "That sounds like a great idea!" and in my heart of hearts, I think I'm going to make that set you're asking for, and then life and other ideas get in the way. I'm hoping I can start writing down all of your requests so I can be better at fulfilling those requests! (...and if you've asked before, and didn't see the set created, feel free to submit a request again and I will WRITE IT DOWN!)
Just for me: Drink more water!
Again, I've just been "eh" on this resolution. However, my friend Amy Abbott from www.musicalaabbott.com was so nice to buy me this awesome water bottle!
I love it, because I can put fruit in the middle (my favorite is lemon) and the water soaks up the fruit...makes water so much yummier! (Thanks, Amy!) I'm hoping I can keep using this more and drink more water!
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