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I think I need more fight in my challenge this time around so I’m back with the Assassins!

 

I’ve had a some huge changes in my life, I accepted a full-time teaching position, and I let everything else drop.

 

It’s time for me to set limits on my work life and follow through with those limits.

 

Quests:

Leave work at 4pm. I can bring work home, but I need to leave at 4pm.

 

Do not go into work on the weekends. Again, I can work from home, but I need to take a break from my classroom.

 

Build consistency in my classroom - follow problem-solving and student-created “make it right” plan for discipline. 

 

Bring fitness back by actively participating in the Assassins mini-challenge and attending weekly yoga class.

 

Steps to success for each quest:

tidy my room throughout the day; make a list of copies needed when I’m planning at home, then make those copies for the week during my Monday prep; have worksheets prepped as backup for each subject just in case (wordsearches, crosswords, math magic squares)

 

create a list on Friday of any materials I may need for the weekend and bring those items home with me (textbooks, passwords, assessment data)

 

create worksheets to complete with each step of the process laid out, add a “come see me at recess” spot on the whiteboard for student names so the burden of remembering is on them and not me

 

sign-up and join a team!

 
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And I'm kicking off the challenge by.....getting the flu, lol. Home sick in bed today. I guess this is a BIG reminder of why I need to set some limits.

 

I am doing some lesson planning and I am planning on going back to work tomorrow if it's at all possible, but I also took a good nap, watched a movie, and am mostly staying in bed.

I guess this means I succeeded with quest 1 today? No working late if I never go in! (and staying home was a big accomplishment for me this morning)

However, as much as I want to, fitness will be on hold for a few days. No fitness until my fever is gone.

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Tuesday:

Still home in bed. I am moving as much as I can though - I hung laundry outside, now I need a nap.

Parent-teacher conferences start tomorrow so I have to be back at work.

Quests:

Leave work at 4pm. Didn't even go in, so easy A

 

Do not go into work on the weekends. n/a

 

Build consistency in my classroom. I found a coursera.com class on just this thing and am now half-way through it with some great things to implement tomorrow.

 

Bring fitness back by actively participating in the Assassins mini-challenge and attending weekly yoga class. No, but I am doing what I can while sick - gentle stretching in bed and walking around the house a bit.

 

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Still on pause while I get over the flu. Feeling much worse today after returning to work before I was well. Two more days of parent-teacher conferences and then hopefully I can rest and get well over the weekend.

 

Quests:

Leave work at 4pm. Yes - I had a conference right up until 4pm, but I was packed and left the second it was over. 

Do not go into work on the weekends. n/a

Build consistency in my classroom. I am planning on introducing new expectations and consequences tomorrow right after math.

Bring fitness back. n/a (flu)

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Starting to feel a little better, didn’t collapse when I got home today. 

 

Quests:

Leave work at 4pm. Did my best so yes. I had a conference run long, but I left the minute it was over at 4:15.

Do not go into work on the weekends. n/a

Build consistency in my classroom. I introduced my expectations and the new consequences today, but I wasn’t great at being strict with them. I’ll work on this again tomorrow.

Bring fitness back. n/a (flu) I am hopeful that I can be well-enough by Saturday to still get my tasks done for this week though! 

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Appear to have gotten sicker again today. Home and ready to rest this weekend and get well.

 

Quests:

Leave work at 4pm. Yes.

Do not go into work on the weekends. I did as much as I could to prepare for working at home and not going in over the weekend.

Build consistency in my classroom. I improved slightly - I gave a few warnings today, but not as many as I should have. It was highly effective, so I really need to get this down.

Bring fitness back. n/a (flu, still :( ) It’s very hard to get better when you aren’t resting.

 

Edit: Have discovered that I left my pile of preparedness at school on my desk. Still determined to stay home and get well!

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Still have cold symptoms, but the rest of my body is feeling much better. I think one more day of rest and I’ll be ready for work Monday.

 

Quests: Saturday

Leave work at 4pm: n/a

Do not go into work on the weekends: I stayed home. I did a lot of lesson planning in bed but I rested and relaxed too.

Build consistency in my classroom: n/a

Bring fitness back: n/a I rested all day and started feeling better by bedtime. 

 
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Quests: Monday

Leave work at 4pm: I had my last conference today and it ran late, but I left as soon as it was over so I’m counting it as yes.

Do not go into work on the weekends: did not go in this weekend!

Build consistency in my classroom: gave three warnings today, should have been double that. This is very hard for me.

Bring fitness back: planning to do my first mini-challenge task tomorrow - it’s too dark outside now to find a box to jump on

 
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I knew I was behind in my fitness, but I didn’t realize how out of shape I had gotten until I tried box jumps today - I really need to rebuild a habit of fitness.

 

Quests: Tuesday

Leave work at 4pm: Yes, a few minutes late, but that was out of my control - both my Paras came in to talk to me just before 4.

Do not go into work on the weekends: 1/1

Build consistency in my classroom: I’m steadily improving with this.

Bring fitness back: I found a low box outside and did 14 box jumps for the mini, pretty disappointing number, but at least I’m back doing something!

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15 hours ago, SnowOwl said:

Bring fitness back: I found a low box outside and did 14 box jumps for the mini, pretty disappointing number, but at least I’m back doing something!

 

that's more box jumps than I've ever done! :D

congrats

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Unable to process my thoughts or feelings today, I know it’s going to come crashing down on me at some point, but it’s too much for me to take in just now.

 

Quests: Tuesday

Leave work at 4pm: No, but I left as soon as possible. Wednesdays are late work days so I can’t leave until 4:30. (still counts since I left as soon as I could)

Do not go into work on the weekends: 1/1

Build consistency in my classroom: I’m steadily improving with this.

Bring fitness back: yoga class tonight

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@SnowOwl I like how your goals reflect your recognition of the major transition in your life. Many people don't stop to realize what happened until they are overwhelmed. I also like that your goals are directed toward finding a new level of balance.

 

Keep pursuing the awesome that you're destined to create!

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3 hours ago, Schaengel said:

Hope your feelings don't come crashing down to hard. Hope you can stay positive nonetheless :)

Thanks. Once I'm in my classroom with my kids I forget everything else. :)

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