back to school

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...

[1] 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.

[2] to mail Emily some cookies. Oops, I hope she's not reading this because I really like surprises and want her to be surprised.

[3] to finish The Sun Also Rises. Last "summer" book. Sigh.

[4] 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.

[5] to finish memorizing Psalm 121. My grandma is an inspiration.

Oh - one more for this week.

[6] 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.


  1. i'll share my list on MY blog, too.

  2. Love your first day pic...so cute.

    My goal is to blog more than once a lifetime.

  3. um, if your husband doesn't blog, why are you regularly posting comments under his sign-in? :)

  4. you are too cute!! the hair is AWESOME on you.

  5. kelly - whenever his gmail is logged in, it leaves the comment from his old blog. i think he had 2 posts, then he quit. :)

    v & jeanette - thanks!!

  6. Mrs. Parton - you are way too cute!! I agree with Victoria - you are rocking that hair style. Also, I think we need to see a picture of the lunch box. And oh.my.goodness. - huge year goal - most impressive. Love the weekly goal list.