Goal Time!

It's time for me to start thinking about goals for the next year...and I figure if I DON'T call them resolutions, maybe I have a chance!  It can be overwhelming when you start to think about things in life you could improve or change or enrich...so I am going to start a list of things that I think will make me happier and healthier in the new year.  Now that I have a week or so away from my classroom, perhaps I can get a head start.  I'd love to hear any goals YOU might have!  Maybe you can inspire me!

  • I would like to get a clearer "yearly plan" for school so that I feel more organized with my resources, etc.  I already have some ideas for things that will help me in my classroom--and they  may end up in my TpT store if I can make that happen!  I especially want to work on some enrichment opportunities for some of my very capable little buggers.
  • I would like to start exercising again.  I had been doing pretty well...but...ummmm...well...
  • I would like to find a better system for organizing all my files on my computer!  If my computer were to crash today...oh my.  That's all I can say.
  • I would like to learn how to make/market my own clip art.  I really love creating but need to find a website or something or someone who can clue me in on how to market it!
  • I would like to purge the house of some of the "extras" that make it cluttered and less user friendly.  
  • I would like to start eating healthier...this may be the 20th year for this goal.  Stay tuned.
Like I have told my students, it's no good to set a goal if you don't have a plan--so that will be part two of this project...THE PLAN!  When we return to school in January, my students are going to work on setting an academic goal for themselves...and I'm going to join in.  I created this resource to make a display outside our classroom...I think it will be fun!

Let me know what YOUR goals are for the new year--or maybe even for your break from school.  For now--it's off to finish up shopping and to make batch #3 of caramel corn.  (Note:  The caramel corn interferes with goal #6. I realize this. Don't judge.)


  1. Thanks for linking up! I love your goals . . . especially the exercising and eating healthier. So hard to do during this holiday season!

    What i have learned

  2. Hello! I'm your newest follower. I also teach 4th grade - love the age level and the curriculum! Come visit me if you have a chance.

    I Love My Classroom

  3. Welcome, Emily! I hope you come back often! I will stop by your blog as well! :)

  4. Great minds think alike - we have some of the same goals for next year! LOL! I think I am going to have my kiddos write out their own goals when we get back to school. I am your newest follower.

    1. Welcome Kelly! So glad you found me! Happy holidays...

  5. I am holding a New Year Linky Party and would love it if you would link up with my party. Please hop over to http://teachingisagift.blogspot.ca/2012/12/2013-new-year-linky-party.html and join the party!

  6. Good luck with your resolutions! I agree with what you said about having a plan...I guess that I had better get working on mine!

    Love your blog!


  7. Thanks so much for linking up to the party! Hmmm...I keep adding to my "goals" as I visit the links...creating my own clipart has been on my "to-do" list, too!

    Teaching Maddeness

    1. I better add some more to mine too--like reducing snacks and screen time! :)