I love teaching kindergarten. I love teaching the children how to read and write. I love getting the children excited about learning new things. But I hate doing all the paperwork, emails, websites, filing, cutting art projects, lesson plans...it can take up to four extra hours a day. Most weeks I wait until Saturday and Sunday and then I try to do it all on the weekend and then I am stressed out. And if my kids come home from college and I don't have time to do my work I am up all night and grumpy Monday morning.
So, I came up with a list of what I need to do weekly: lesson plan, website update for parents, file student papers, word family activity, organize art projects, student picture books, and update teaching website.
Sunday: Update Parent Website
Monday: Update Teaching Website
Tuesday: Organize Art Projects
Wednesday: Work on Picture Books
Thursday: Organize Word Families
Friday: File Papers
Saturday: Organize Lesson Plans
Hopefully by spreading the work out throughout the week I will be less stressed out and have more time to enjoy other things.