My classroom is not a quiet, orderly place.
Students are constantly moving, thinking, talking, reading and writing.
I do my best to help my students find success.



March 15, 2015

Balance SOLC #15

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It's SO sunny and WARMish outside today, but I've got papers to organize and plans to write.

Time for some balance!

My plan: 
1) Set the timer for 45 minutes.  Type, think, write, sort, brainstorm, plan.
2) Spend 15 minutes on activity.  Switch laundry, read book outside, walk, scrub dishes.
3) Repeat.

Before I start this cycle, a morning bike ride or walk is being considered to get my heart pumping and my brain nourished.

I wonder if my plan will work.



7 comments:

  1. We are in the middle of another blizzard here in New Brunswick!
    I like how you made a plan!

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  2. Sounds like a plan Chris now execute it! My good friend does this exact thing sets timer. She gets all this great info from a site that helps people get and stay organized. I think it's called fly lady. If interested let me know. Xoxoxo

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  3. A great way to stay on track and yet enough flexibility to have some free time too. Enjoy your day of sunshine and warmth.

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  4. I have a pile of papers to grade, but I'm going to Plan B and procrastinating. I like the cycle plan. I do that, too, on Sundays, which is when I generally tackle the laundry.

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  5. How did the plan work? I got sucked into a book (or three) today. I imagine I should take the laundry out of the dryer and get folding finally : )

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  6. I wish I could set a schedule like this but I know I'd be taken off task by something ... Hope you enjoyed your day with a little work sprinkled in ...

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  7. Your schedule sounds like the perfect recipe to stay on task - with a little "brain break" thrown in to get your wiggles out. I hope it worked out for you. I think I'll try it!!

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