My friends and family can let you in on a well-known secret: I am obsessed with coffee with peppermint mocha creamer, Flair pens, Astrobright papers, and Post-it notes. Those moments where I can work on a task that incorporates all four of these things makes me ridiculously giddy. Whether I am grading essays, setting up the family budget, or lesson planning, just give my essential four and we are good to go!
This quirky obsession actually created a delightful morning of grading my 7th graders' rough draft essays of The Giver the other day. Coffee in hand and Flair pen at the ready, I was ready to tackle the daunting stack, but I was missing one thing - my Writing Checklist Post-it notes! I rushed to my desk to print off a set, and let me tell you, it took less than four minutes to run off these colorful little beauties! The wonders of being organized.