A Tiny Tip for the Forgetful Teacher

So, some posts are here are big deal, mega writing/reading lessons, high quality stuff.  This is not one of those posts.  BUT, not everything in a teacher's day is about high quality stuff.  Some of it is just juggling all those balls.

Most days, my kids have something I need to remember.  To clear a locked AR account, find a book I'd told one he would love, e-mail a teacher about to schedule a reader visit, the little things that 42 kids mention during the day.  All things that usually take 60 seconds or less, but not things I want to stop teaching to take care of.

And I forget pretty much all of them.

So now, I don't try to remember anymore.  My kids know the drill when I say, "Leave me a note."  Here's what my desk looked like today.

Glamorous?  No.  It actually bugs me.  Which is perfect because then I don't ignore those little notes.  I take care of business, so I can get those notes off my desk.

It's the little things, right?


  1. Massages are WONDERFUL! I've only ever had two (both a treat from someone else), but they are well worth the money and treating yourself!

    :) Kaitlyn
    Smiles and Sunshine

  2. I've never had a professional massage either. And my aunt and cousin are both masseuses too! They've done quick like 5 minute shoulder rubs, but I've never done the full out like 1 hour thing.

    Mmm wine. Hehe :)

    Journey of a Substitute Teacher

  3. Oh my goodness Megan - I'm in love with your blog. Mine is getting redesigned as we speak and I'm asking for chevron and bunting. So bright and pretty. I'm your newest follower.
    Traditions, Laughter and Happily Ever After

  4. The laundry always seems to pile up! I can never do it fast enough. Oh a massage sounds so good. I have had a few. Once you get one you will be hooked.

    :o) V.
    Special Teacher for Special Kids

  5. Oh man. How did I forget sleep late on my bucket list?! ;-)
    ideas by jivey
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  6. Love the note idea...wish I had thought of that when I was teaching third grade.


  7. Just wanted to let you know that I gave you a shoutout in my currently. Your ombre chevron papers are fabulous!!!

  8. You must get that massage girl! They are the best thing ever. I've never had a pedicure.
    My Second Sense

  9. Love this idea! I'm going to use it! Thanks

    Crofts' Classroom

  10. I love your sticky note idea! Awesome! I would love to have you come by and visit my blog--I am hosting a couple of linkys and a giveaway! So drop by!


  11. I think everyone all over the world is going through this crazy time right now. I can't wait for summer too. I'm glad I found your blog. It's stinkin' cute. I am a 2nd grade teacher, and I'm off to visit my massage therapist next! Massages rock!


  12. I also need to get back to exercising... summer is almost here... ugh!

    Emily @I Love My Classroom

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  14. I'm forever asking kids to write me notes too... With 121 students it's so hard to remember all the little things despite my best intentions. I think next year I will set up some sort of "Leave Me a Note" area hahaha.

    I'm so jealous of your pool date... I'm ready for summer but it's still a little chilly in New England :(

    The Organized Señorita

  15. Oh my, I am in the same boat with working out. I was running 3 miles a day at least 4-5 days a week last summer, and then school came and it was like hitting a brick wall. I'm in school until June 26th, so I'd like to get back on track and be in a routine by then. I fell and hurt my knee pretty badly over Easter weekend and have just this week been feeling like I can get started again. Maybe we can motivate one another over the summer!

  16. My kids know that they need to write me a note and put it on my chair...that way I have to see it before I sit down.

    Mrs. Laffin's Laughings