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Six days ago I griped a bit about exercise and body image and resolved to walk more and eat better food. Since then I've walked 22 miles, which is 10 more miles than I usually log in the same amount of time. Though I haven't been a food angel, I haven't been a little devil, either. I've resisted chips and Cheetos and eaten more fruits, vegetables, and whole grains. I did have a Dairy Queen, though, which is totally fake but totally tasty.

So I got some goals for this week. There's just one week left before I go back to the preschool and I'm ashamed that I haven't attended to some things over the summer. I'd meant to finish up my NAEYC classroom portfolio, as well as plan out afternoon activities for the year (I'm lead teacher between 1:00 and 3:00 for all ages other than kindergarten).

Goal 1: I'm 20 criteria away from completing my classroom portfolio. If I do four each day, I'll be done on Friday.

Goal 2: Each day this week, I'll plan one week of afternoon activities structured around nursery rhymes. Sometimes I can't believe these kids aren't exposed to Jack and Jill, The Three Little Kittens, Little Miss Muffet. By Friday I'll have 5 weeks of planning done. That's enough to get started.

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shy_smiley said…
Today I met my goal, but it took me about 5 hours. I hope I don't run out of steam as the week progresses.
shy_smiley said…
And on Tuesday I met the goal, too, but it didn't take as long.
shy_smiley said…
Wednesday: goal met
Thursday: still working on it, though my NAEYC portfolio is as complete as I can make it without a few resources from the preschool. I'll finish next week!
shy_smiley said…
Thursday: done and done

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wotd: temporize

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