I took very little work home with me this weekend and it felt great.
On Friday's prep, I finished the lesson plans for the next six days. On her prep, Ms. H finished the copies. Team work there.
My weekend tasks for school included:
1) Purchase a new book bin from Joann's. I had coupons and already needed to stop by the neighboring Bed, Bath, and Beyond for a wedding gift.
2) Put names on clothes pins for the data board. This is easily (mindlessly) accomplished while watching TV.
3) Put washi tape on the bottom of markers and colored pencils to color code by table. Annoying, but necessary for keeping order. Full disclosure, I only did the markers this weekend. Oh well. We aren't using colored pencils today anyway.
4) Make a new seating chart. I let them sit where they wanted the first week and now it's time to make some adjustments. I have 2 tables of 6, 1 table of 5, and 1 table of 7. It's been bugging me for a week. I have one student at the back of the room that I just got a medical alert for that states the student needs to be up front. Oops. Another student was having trouble with a neighbor and told family, who then told me what happened. And some boys just got too cozy with their best friends and while school should be fun at times, they were having a bit too much fun. Time for some changes.
I do have them write to me about where they'd like to sit. For the first time, I had them tell me a classmate who might help them learn and if they speak Spanish (I have a very new to country kiddo who is just learning English and needs translations).
That was it in terms of school work. I'm okay with this because I'm reclaiming my weekends in the name of work-life balance.
I'll have a late night this week to get ready for Open House (which is Thursday) but am looking forward to my classroom being fully set up so I can leave around 4 each day.
So what did I do instead of work this weekend?
Friends marathon with my hubby
Slept in while he made a breakfast casserole
Went shopping and got some jeans and wedding gifts. Lids also had a buy 1, get 1 half off sale and since B couldn't find a second Broncos one he liked...
I got a new Cardinals one! I also practiced making funny faces while I spent more time than I cared to looking at cleats at Dick's Sporting Goods with the hubs. He suggested we get a kayak. I am horrible at kayaking.
Had date night at Dave and Buster's with 2 other couples.
This drink was too overwhelmingly Fireball, but I got to keep the sea monster.
Took a dear friend out for a champagne tea for her bridal brunch. She gets married in 2 weeks!
It was fun to get dressed up and have girls time.
I feel as well rested as I can be and ready to start another week of school. Next weekend is already planned, so it's nice to have something to look forward to at the end of a long week. But to be totally fair, I'm also looking forward to the eclipse mayhem being over.