I'm usually up for anything if it gets me out of doing laundry, so I'm up for it. Here goes...
This week, my third full week of summer vacation, I have several things on my To Do List that I'd like to accomplish.
First on the list, is to go visit my brand new, beautiful niece that was born yesterday. She's actually my great-niece, and I can't wait to meet her!! I'm taking my 4 year old daughter to meet her as well, and she has already packed two of her own baby blankets to bring with, "in case the baby gets cold". I'd also like to go out to dinner with my husband sometime this week, as it's been about 10 months since we've done that. Sigh. Fat chance. Finding a babysitter for three kids is much harder than it was for two!
In my never-ending battle to keep my house clean, I will probably have to do about 38 loads of laundry, wash every dish we have in the house, twice, and sweep the floors 47 times. In addition to that, I'm working on reorganizing my storage room. If I don't blog ever again, it's because I am buried underneath rubbermaid mountain.
I am one of those weird teachers that likes to do lesson plans in the summer. When I was in labor with my last child, I labored all night so I didn't get any sleep. Labor was terribly intensive, and I couldn't stand being up all night without getting something done...so I worked on lesson plans. Yup. You read that right. Making SMART lessons and working with Google soothes me. Some say it's a sickness, but I'm OK with it. My goals for this week are to get a handle on the new 7th grade curriculum that I will be teaching next year. I will still have four sections of 6th (Earth Science), but will now also be teaching two sections of 7th (Life Science). The outstanding teacher that will be sharing 7th grade with me already has done some great work finding lessons that are aligned with the Next gen Science Standards...and we share a lot of the same teaching philosophies...so I'm excited about this new assignment. What I need to do this week it look more deeply into the NGSS for Life Science, then start to dive into her lessons so I can tweak for my teaching style. I use an Interactive Science Notebook, and she doesn't, so I'll be making a lot of things for their notebooks as I wade my way through the material.
Thanks to Jennifer at Mrs. Laffin's Laughings for a great Linky idea.