New School Year Resolutions Linky

At the end of last year I knew a few things I just had to change for this coming school year. So I am linking up today with Amanda from Teaching Maddeness for her New School Year Resolutions linky party!

1. Bring LESS home
I would always bring a TON home. This year, I vow not to bring things home if I really don't need to. I actually have a plan:)

-I bought a smaller school bag. it fits my lesson plan binder and my life planner. Maybe some papers to grade. Let's see if this works!

-set a better schedule for myself. I always would be at work by 7am. I was ALWAYS the first one there. But I would always leave right when the kids did! Which is great. But this year I am going to do something different. I am going to go to the gym in the morning too. I plan on being at school by 7:45 and still leave at 3:30. We have to be at school by 8:15 so I think 7:45 is good. 

-I also plan on making Thursdays my LATE day. Come in at 7 am and stay until 5ish. This way I have nothing to bring home on the weekends:)

2. Stress LESS
I worry too much, take too much on...this's not happening! I took one extra position this year as the 3-5 rep for the school improvement team and that is the only thing I plan on doing. I usually do the grade level notes but I have done it for 2 years...time for someone else to do it. Heck, we have 5 other people that can do it:) 

3. Student focused/drama free
My plan is to stay focused on my students! Hey, that is why I am at work! It's all about the students and not anyone else! I am just going to focus on doing my job the best I can and not worry about anyone else!

4. Take pictures/share experiences!
Since this is my first real "year" blogging, I want to share my experiences with you all! I need to figure out how to manage blogging and teaching together! 

That is it! I plan on really sticking to these this year! I think maybe we should have another linky in October and see who stuck with it! 

So what are your new school year resolutions???


  1. Love your resolutions. I share some of the same ones.

  2. I wanted to go to the gym in the morning so bad. I just did not have the dedication. It's definitely a goal though!
    Adventures in Room 5

  3. Wow! We have very similar goals! I am so glad that I just found your blog through the linky! Can't wait to read more.


    Leaping into Third

  4. I agree with all of the above! I definitely need to stress less. That's a big problem of mine. :)
    Learning Is Something to Treasure

  5. Thanks for linking up, Tonya! What great resolutions...I wish I could hit the gym in the mornings, but our school starts at 7:45 so there's no way I can get up any earlier than 5:30. :( That means rushing out of there in the afternoon to get to the gym. But, that just means I need to use my morning time more wisely (I'm always the first one at school, too). Hopefully we can stick to these this year and have an amazingly wonderful, stress-free (is there such a thing?) school year! :)

    Teaching Maddeness

    1. I wish there was a such thing...I'm going to try and find it this year:)

  6. Those are great resolutions. I second your idea of doing a follow-up in October to see how everyone is doing on their goals :)
    Stories by Storie

  7. I need to have a less stressful year this too-had to buy too much hair color last year keeping up with all my new gray when I worry about everything! Once you start taking pics for your blog it will come naturally-the kids will even remind you-your not going to take a picture of my work? :)


    1. hopefully you wont have to buy some hair color this year!

  8. Love how you not only had your resolutions but also your plan of attack! Awesome! I just found your blog on the New {School} Year Resolution Linky Party, and look forward to follow you! I am your newest follower!