Thursday, July 24, 2014

The Not-So-Together Teacher Gets it Together!

I'm baaaaack! I took two weeks off everything to spend time with my family on a road-trip that wiped me out! My husband thinks vacation means cramming as much in the day as possible. He had us up at 8:00 each day going from one adventure to another and then we would fall exhausted into bed around 12:00 dreaming of the fun we had that day. Niagara Falls, Anchor Bar, Mount Washington, Acadia, Boston and everything in between were the places we explored. I've needed a week to recover from our vacation!
We had one day to cover Boston...and we did!

Now my vacation is over and the vacation from my vacation is over! I do have to mention that my husband and I just celebrated our 25th wedding anniversary. If you'd like to see us the way we were follow me on Instagram!

Friday is the day I go help put my room back together after the floors have been stripped and waxed. I feel ready to tackle the coming year, but want to start off being a bit more organized. That's why I jumped on the chance to join Kelly at An Apple For The Teacher in her book study The Together Teacher. Here is how not together I sometimes operate...I waited until the day the study started to order the book. Lucky for me I could read most of the first chapter on Kindle Cloud Reader. What I like about the book is that it comes with a CD with everything ready to print to help me be a bit more together this year. Some people seem to be born organized, don't they? Some of us have to really work at it. I do believe that organization can be practiced and learned even by old dogs like me! 

Maia gave me 10 rules for being together. She also gave me questions to reflect on for each of the rules. They really struck a chord with me. 
Taken from The Together Teacher : Plan Ahead, Get Organized, and Save Time!
by Maia Heyck Merlin
Kelly has more to say about getting organized so go visit her and tell her an Owl sent you!
An Apple for the Teacher

Don't skip the forward...It is really good!!