Sunday, July 20, 2014

What I am Looking Forward to This Week #8

It is that time again, when I reflect on those things and those events that I am most excited about in the coming week.  Now that we are on vacation time, prepare yourself people for a pretty lightweight week.

Monday July 21

I’m not going to sugarcoat it; I am really looking forward to the BookTube-A-Thon being over.  Yet again, I didn’t get as much read as I would have liked.  Perhaps these types of challenges are best left to people who don’t have, you know, work or bills and stuff.  Whenever I set a reading goal, it seems that life manages to get in the way.  But, you, I am not going to stop making reading goals.  I’m a literary masochist, what can I say?

Tuesday July 22

On Tuesday, I plan to start getting caught up on some of the research reading that I let fall by the wayside during the school year.  I have a small file box of material that I am going to prioritize and start tackling the first part of the week.  Sure, this isn’t the most scintillating reading I’ll do his summer, but it will be feel good to not have this hanging over my head.

Wednesday July 23

One of the more challenging tasks ahead of me this week is to take the mounds of books that are stacked on my floor and transfer them to my book closet (yes I have an entire book closet . . . ) and my TBR shelves.  Also, I need to find a discreet place to put my library books so they aren’t an eyesore in the middle of my room.  Some people have first world problems, I have first grade problems.  The struggle is real, guys.

Thursday July 24

Once I have my books in order, I need to tackle the last remaining pile of moving crap that is settled in the corner of my room.   Yes, I know I moved more than six months ago.  Don’t judge me people. 

Friday July 25

By the end of the week, with the bulk of my cleaning behind me, I plan to get ahead on some of the writing associated with my research project. I need to complete my project in the next few months so my open schedule is productive goldmine. 

Saturday July 26

Starting in the 2014-2015 school year, the controversial Common Core standards go into effect.  Even though I have only had to make small changes to my instructional approach, the new standards, at least at this early juncture, means that teachers have to be more mindful in their planning.  As such, the administration at my school has placed a hard and fast August 25 deadline for teachers to turn in their completed first unit plans for all of their classes.  I’ve already started working on the first unit for my Junior English classes and I would like to have that unit completed my Saturday.

Sunday July 27

Along those lines, I’d like to finish with the unit plan for my Senior English class by next Sunday.

Yes, I know this isn’t the most interesting of weeks, but I have high hopes for what I will be able to get accomplished.  A new week is a new start, after all! 

What are your plans for this week?

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