I spent some time making to-do lists. I had so many things to do that I decided to group them by area. It took me an hour to finish my to-do lists.
I’m going to have to go in this weekend—not to get caught up, but to keep myself from drowning further. I’ve decided the first thing I need to do is organize files, since I have to redo all 62 of them anyway to put them in our new file folder system. One good thing is that I don’t have to keep old inactive working files like they had in the past. I can toss those (shred actually) and use the room more productively. I didn’t use my file space well last year, and I think that prevented me from being organized. If I can get a system in place where I always have a place to put something, I won’t have to stack things in piles.
Of course, I’d rather spend time working on lesson plans, but that won’t happen until I can get my schedule done and see what my groups are going to be. I’m glad I did some prep work this summer. My books that I ordered from Amazon to go with the new language curriculum came today, which was great! Now if only I had time to go through them.