On Friday I wrote a checklist of what I need to get completed while home. Well, I never took that checklist out of my bag because on Friday my bag went straight to the closet since I was preparing for a birthday party. I have been online checking in on my students and families through email and answering any questions they have about the work given to them. Today I needed to get the math packet assigned to answer a question for a student. As I pulled the packet out of my bag, the checklist stayed put.
Last night I was texting with a teacher in my children’s district and I shared with her how I had created a checklist with all the things I wanted to get complete and she said she had one too but got nothing done other than worry about the Coronavirus. I offered to text her in the morning to motivate her and myself to get something checked off our lists.
At 6:15 pm I texted her an apology for not reaching out to her to motivate her (and myself). I admitted that I did NOTHING today other than be online. She said her major accomplishments today was that she showered and got dressed. She two-upped me as I stuck my greasy hair in a ponytail and sat in my pajamas all day.
She was a genius! I decided that I need to get up and pretend like I am going to work (shower, get dressed, get ready for the day ahead of me, even if I will be home bound). Our last text was agreeing to send a before picture of what we are going to work on and then an after picture once done!
I am hoping this will motivate me to find that checklist!