Saturday, April 19, 2014

Weekend Words: Procrastination is My Enemy




So, Spring Break.  This past week has been mine.  I left school on Friday with incomplete lesson plans and lots of papers to grade.  No Problem!  I have a whole week to get this done!  Easter next Sunday and no school until Monday?  Plenty of time to do it all!  I can do a little work every day, or maybe do it all this weekend so I can just enjoy the coming week off!  So much time to get it all done! I happily stuffed my teacher bag to overflowing with work and headed out the door full of optimism and plans!

Today.  I have today to get it all done.

8 comments:

  1. Hi Nancy! I'm in the same boat! It's funny how enthusiastic one can be at the beginning and how quickly it fizzles away...especially when there are so many other things I'd rather be doing :)

    Good luck :)

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    1. Oh, Jen! I was so full of hope at the beginning of the week! :-) You are right, there were so many other things I did instead. To be honest, I don't really regret it. Family time has to trump work sometimes!

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  2. Oh, I so understand. By the time I can get some "me time," I just can't bear the thought of getting school work done. I am having a hard time balancing life and school. I never seem to be caught up anymore.

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    1. Karen, I find that balance getting harder and harder as it seems we keep getting more and more piled on us. I know with our new evaluation system there came a ton of extra paperwork. It even changed our lesson plans. What would take me a reasonable amount of time to do in the past now takes me forever! Paperwork is taking way more time than my actual teaching at this point. It is just crazy!

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  3. Hi! I found you through Megan's blog. Cute design! I look forward to reading more about experiences of another fifth grade teacher!

    Diane
    Fifth in the Middle

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    1. Hi Diane! Thanks for stopping by! Isn't Megan's site a great place to find new blogs?! I just visited your blog and your Tpt store. Amazing!!

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  4. I definitely agree. I end the break or weekend with the advice of my colleague: "Your papers enjoy getting out and having a ride in the car!"

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    1. Oh, I have taken my papers on many a car rides!! :-)

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