Today was a pretty ordinary day. I went about my classroom as I entered, clicking on lamps, pressing computer buttons to awaken the beasts, checking schedules and materials and plans. I even started to prepare and plan for next week. As I was getting some materials out of a drawer, I realized that it was in desperate need of re-organizing.
That's when it started. The film was lifted. The fog cleared. The rose glasses snatched away. The need was clear- a list was to be made!
Once a friend even made fun of me for putting "read books" on my vacation list. I had to explain that if it isn't on the list, then I feel guilty doing it, so oftentimes I will put fun things on the list so that they get crossed of too! (I know I'm not crazy, I know there are others out there like me, right?)
After realizing some things were in serious disarray, I dropped...err, placed everything neatly down and ran over to my desk to start before I forgot. Today started my Summer 2013 list. Before too long, the list had several more tasks at the end.
I already feel a sense of calm about the summer. Sure, I will make other lists for the summer, but my list for things to accomplish in my classroom has started.
Who knows, maybe I will even get to cross a few off before school even ends!