March Ahead

March Ahead… Get it?  Are you shaking your head?  Sorry, I love puns.

I can’t believe it’s already March!  It seems like with each new month, I find myself in the same state of mind, thinking…  Where has the time gone?  How is a new month already beginning?  What did I accomplish last month?  Did I change the calendar yet?  Which bills are due this week?  Where is this year going?  How much closer am I to being Mrs. Martin?  (The last thought has me particularly glowing lately.)  Sunday will mark five months until the big walk down the aisle.  It’s crazy, but wonderful to think about…

But before we can get to the wedding date, before we can even get to the summertime, we have to get through spring (if it ever arrives), and the rest of this winter.  It’s finally starting to warm up and thaw out, but if yesterday’s commute home gave any indication, the thaw isn’t going to be a fun, easy time either.  I actually had to cancel the first session of my workshop due to the inclement weather (super bummer!).  I drove home through a mix of snow, sleet, hail, and rain (hopefully no postal carriers were walking at the time!).  Luckily, I drove slowly enough to avoid slipping on the icy roads and didn’t encounter any impatient drivers who were rushing to get from Point A to Point B (those drivers drive me crazy).

Lists always help me accomplish things, so I’ve decided to make a “March List” of things I’d like to do.  I know it’ll change and I’ll add to it as the month goes on, but here are some items on my mind this morning.  Here goes.

  1. Finish Lockport Activity Book for the Book Fair on March 21st
  2. Complete 15 hours of professional development
  3. Read 5 books
  4. Try 2+ new recipes for dinner
  5. Make a corned beef brisket for St. Patty’s Day
  6. Finish editing the Brainstorming Writing Book and post on TeachersPayTeachers
  7. Decide on a honeymoon location and book it
  8. Start using my elliptical as more than just a dust collector in the spare TV room

So at the beginning of this new month, what are some things you’d like to accomplish?  What do you want to finish before we arrive at April 1st, seemingly blindsided by the fact that another month is upon us?  Make a list!  It’ll help you keep track of everything easier.

Katrina Martin

Katrina Martin is the owner of Katrina's Resources and a B-6 certified teacher in New York State. She specializes in elementary education and curriculum development. You can read her blog at or view her educational resources on

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