The holidays and vacation came and went, and just that like my alarm went off in the pitch black this morning and I was back at work. Good thing those kiddos are cute is all I can say.
A year ago when I did my first post of 2012, I decided to focus only on monthly goals. This worked really well for me so I plan to do it again. I do have a couple of big goals for this year including reading 40 books (which may get up to 50 again if I end up reading as much), going on a big trip this summer (maybe) and trying lots of new fun things. But, overall I plan to stick to my monthly goals and challenges which seems to work best for my short attention span.
I don't know if this will be interesting to anyone else, but this school year my professional goal is actually to make my students make monthly goals (3 times during the year, one math goal, one writing goal and one reading goal). In November, we tried our first one- the kids made math goals. Some examples were: learn to count to 100 (or 30, depending on where they began), learn the number combinations to 10 (like 2 and 8 more is 10), learn to count by tens or fives, identify teen numbers etc. The whole month I made a huge deal of it, held daily practice sessions, got the parents involved, etc. In the end, almost every kid met their goal and it was pretty cool to watch. This month we are doing writing goals. The kids are pretty excited, and actually wanted to know today if I met my reading goal for 2012, even though I'm not sure if they possibly comprehend the concept of one year or how long it takes to read an adult book, ha ha.
January is going to be a busy month for me, but I have some goals in mind:
Last year I really jumped off the blogging bandwagon, and I'd like to get back into it this year. I'm starting easy with 2 posts per week, but considering I wrote 3 in the month of December total, that's a big step in the right direction. I hope you will check in and say hi!
What are some goals you have for the upcoming month or year? Do you work well with goals or do you prefer to just see where life takes you?