Hello, my name is Mrs. Parton, and I am an English teacher.*
*Childish lunch box - with Goldfish and juice box - not pictured.
Today was our first day back! It went really smoothly, despite my apprehension. Because of our last-minute trip to NY last week, I kept feeling like I wasn't really prepared. I missed some meetings and didn't have as much time in the classroom as I would have liked, but I ended up being more prepared than I thought! I guess the fact that this is my 4th year at PCA probably helped a bit.
My friend Maria (hey, Maria!) recently started doing her "Weekly Wish List" - and I love this idea, so I'm obviously stealing it. Maria writes that she wants to document goals for the week: "things I am looking forward to, dreading, want to accomplish, etcetera." As some of my readers may know, I'm a big list person (hello, Type A syndromes). I also love resolutions and goals, so this is right up my alley. I don't know that I'll share these on the blog each week, but when I remember, I probably will.
So! This week, I wish...
 to memorize the names of my freshman class. I'm decent with names, and there are only 22 of them, so hopefully this will be easy.
 to mail Emily some cookies. Oops, I hope she's not reading this because I really like surprises and want her to be surprised.
 to finish The Sun Also Rises. Last "summer" book. Sigh.
 to get my new contract signed & update the school website. Oh, I forgot to mention that I'm the new school webmaster? Yeah, I am. Not really sure what I'm getting myself into.
 to finish memorizing Psalm 121. My grandma is an inspiration.
Oh - one more for this week.
 to blog about our trip to Chicago! Life got a little hectic after we got back from this trip, but it was definitely a blog-worthy experience.
Okay - what are YOUR weekly goals?!
Come on, peeps - jump on the list bandwagon.
AND just because I'm feeling ambitious - I'll share my goal for the ENTIRE school year! This is a big one, folks.
My goal for the 2011-2012 school year is to leave the house every morning by 7:05am.
I was going to say 7am, but let's not get crazy.