P O O F!
We've already rounded the corner to another new week.
I suspect the next 7 days will fly by just as quickly because I've got a jam-packed schedule this week: 3 different after school events and
boat-loads of deadlines during the days. Plus my students have a lot of tests to take, and Thursday concludes quarter 3 of the school year.
Just ticking away the weeks until students are out in mid May.
While I won't likely even need to rely on external factors to get me through my work week, I have plenty of things making me smile.
The following motivators are charging me up this Monday morning:
I made a fresh loaf of banana bread for the teachers on my team
so they can start their week on a sweet note.
Still daydreaming about my city.
LOVING having a spinning bike in the apartment.
For busy weeks like this one, pedaling & sweating serves as a great stress releaser. I can read or watch Netflix while I'm on the bike, and then I'm just steps away from shower and bed.
It's always nice to fix dinner in a tidy kitchen.
I've been gradually shifting things around in our kitchen to create a simpler, more user-friendly space.
Latest revision: I did away with the pre-packaged spice rack.
Now I have only clean jars filled with fresh versions of spices we
actually cook with.
Simple, classy work outfit. I wear this with tall black boots or ballet flats.
New dress. Extremely comfortable, therefore perfect for my job of running up and down school hallways all day.
Teacher grading & professional development day this Friday.
Which means: NO STUDENTS!!
Days like this allow so much time to catch up on planning and preparation. I also really enjoy them because the teachers and I can focus on collaboration and vertical planning (planning across the grade levels) without the distraction of students.
PD days are very productive--
and they're usually followed by a more crowded happy hour.
My next race is this Saturday, March 1st.
To be honest, I'm pretty pumped that it's just a 5K.
No stress, just fun. It's also on a route I've never run on, so I'm looking forward to the scenery.
Make it a great week!