Wednesday, July 21, 2010
Summer Break "To Do" List
It's summer. I'm out of school on break but my mind keeps drifting back to tasks awaiting me when I return. You'd think that an Instructional Coach wouldn't have much to do or think about when teachers are out on summer break but I beg to differ. There are state standardized test scores to analyze; There is a School Improvement Plan to write; There are two math manipulative kits to assemble; There are three leveled libraries delivered but not yet coded and distributed to three new classrooms; There is an office to move and unpack; There is a office/classroom to decorate; There are new math diagnostic assessments to edit, copy, and distribute; There are three new EXCEL math spreadsheets to create. And, these are just the few unfinished items that are first popping up in my mind.
I worked last Friday and this Monday to get a jump start, and I'd like to think that I could work a few more days before teachers come back, but much like the rest of my summer, I'll be leaving today for a state baseball tournament, followed by a fun filled week of family vacation, followed by perhaps the regional baseball tourney in NC. To say the least, the list of unfinished business never dwindles rather just gets replaced by items added to the next list. So, like teachers and administrators, as a coach, I too, will keep widdling away to get tasks finished and try not to stress about how much is still left to do. Who says summer is all fun and games?