I’m a planner.
I am not spontaneous.
I would like to be. But I just can’t do it.
If, for example, I’m planning on spending Friday night on the couch with a glass of wine and the hubby, and we unexpectedly end up with an invitation to the Dodgers game or dinner out or . . . or . . . or . . . surely something will come to me that’s just as exciting as a baseball game . . . anyways, generally speaking, I am almost never inclined to want to do it.
Because I was all set to sit on the couch in my pjs and glasses.
I mean, right?
Right? Who’s with me?
I also have to plan everything in the classroom. Even though my kids seem to think they need to remind me about the plans I have already planned.
Are we going to have sharing?
Are we going to have centers?
Are we going to read Junie B. Jones?
You forgot to pull a stick for the such and such!
You forgot to switch the Teacher’s Pet!
You forgot to switch the Center Cards!
I think not.
If it’s in the plans, we’ll do it. It’s not my problem you can’t tell time.
A million years ago, I started writing lesson plans on my computer because my friend Susan created them. We really thought we were fancy. No one else was really doing it. We were so tech savvy.
It worked. Very well, I might add.
But . . . the plans were in Word. The text boxes could be a little . . . well, sometimes they didn’t line up the right way. No matter how many times I played with it, there were a few that would just not butt up against each other. It frustrated me to no end. I didn’t plan for the text boxes to act like that so it just didn’t work for me.
Do you see what I’m leading up to here?
Can you feel it?
Well, hot dog, guess what?
I have found THE BEST PLANNER IN ALL THE LAND!