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Sunday, July 5, 2015

Plan With Me Sundays

About a week ago we were heading home from the beach and I felt stressed.  I needed organization and I needed it quickly.  Luckily, I came across a blog post titled Plan With Me Sundays by Keeping Up With Mrs. Harris.  She and Kreative in Kindergarten had started a link up about planning and it was the perfect thing for me.  After reading the first post in the link from Keeping Up With Mrs. Harris, I came home and bought the Hello Teacher Planner from the 3am Teacher.  What a life saver! Now instead of notebooks, post-it notes, and piles; I have everything in one spot.  I even have all of my Teachers Pay Teachers Vegas conference notes printed and in the notebook!


I then got my office organized and set up in a way that I could see the house, see outside, and enjoy my new blue walls with white trim.  I even managed to set up a space for Gabriella to "do her work." We even took the time to place her notebook and pens where her little brother couldn't reach them.



Everything I couldn't put in my notebook or I had on the multitude of post-it notes (which would mysteriously disappear) are now on a spreadsheet in my google drive.  No more disappearing.  Plus, I get satisfaction out of deleting something I have accomplished and having more white space on the screen.  Thursday night the list of things on the left was all the way down to 32!  Ecstatic that the list is up to where I can see it all at once!


Two years ago I took the leap from teaching for 15 years to being a stay-at-home mom.  I have had the hardest time going from knowing that I ate lunch at 11:52 to figuring out how to fit it in between the laundry, kid lunches, and the numerous things that just don't happen at home.

When I made this leap I had a 10-month-old and another one quickly on his way.  I have also tried to keep up my teachers pay teachers store, my blog, run a house, clean a house, keep a blog, and finish my EdS in School Library Media and Instructional Technology.

The degree is now done and I am finding my way through the laundry and dishes back to my blog and store.  Thankfully Plan With Me Sundays have given me the opportunity to make time to focus on organizing the Zannini household, my blog, and my store.  I want a give a special thank you to all of your who have shared your planning ideas and allowed me to find my way back to this lovely space!




This week I head to Vegas for the TPT conference and my plan for next Sunday is to organize a way to maintain my social media.


Happy Sunday! 
Jessica 

12 comments:

  1. I'm so proud of you and it is going to make your life a lot easier! You are an inspiration being a stay at home mom and managing a house! What a blessing to be able to provide for your family from home. Have a blast at VEGAS! I'm so jealous, but I can't wait to hear all about your trip!

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    1. Thanks Meghan. Staying at home has been a challenge, but I am glad I can do it. Looking forward to returning to the classroom in a few years.

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  2. I can definitely relate to feeling stress about the week and relating it to organization. I enjoyed reading your post and I LOVE your planner...enjoy the TPT conference in Vegas!!

    Ashley
    Full Court Learning

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    1. Thanks Ashley! This is my first trip away without kids in a while! Looking forward to learning a lot and getting my planning even more organized!

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  3. Planning makes my heart happy! It's always nice to find a way to make your life simpler: enter planning! Your planning space looks lovely!

    Krisanna
    Simply Secondary

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    1. Thanks Krisanna! It definitely helps motivate me to sit in the chair and work!

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  4. Having your own space is a must for being able to plan! So glad you are able to organize!

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    1. Me too! Thanks to you all for inspiring me to get this started!

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  5. Thanks for joining us all on a journey of getting more organized. It really does keep me sane in a crazy, busy life!! Good for you!

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  6. I love your office/planning area.

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  7. Glad to find you through the link up! I love my 3AM planner!

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