I decided a few years ago that I find that my mind seems to spin after school thinking of all the things I need to do. So, I would start on one thing and think....."Oh I need to do this" and would stop and go to something else. In the end, it seemed like nothing got completely done and I was staying very late after school. The other thing that would happen would I would sit there and try to come up with all the things that I needed to get done. I wasted a lot of time doing this because after teaching all day......my brain was on slow mode. I finally decided that I needed a daily checklist that I could have out and do each thing and cross it off as I finished each task. (I really needed one that I kept in one spot because I would make them on paper and would lose them :-( LOL!)
I made up a list of things to do every day of the week and put them in a clear pocket. I use them every day of the week and can just mark off each task with an expo marker when I get it done. After using them I erase and use it again the next week. This way I don't have to run a copy of it every week. Having this daily check list has saved me a lot of time and wasted minutes. I don't know why but I haven't used them yet this year until just recently. I finally decided it was time to get them out and start using them. I wish I would have done it sooner because it has saved me a lot of time. (Not sure why I took so long to start them this year, but I'm glad that I am doing them now.)
Here is a picture of what it looks like:
Have a great week!