Tuesday, August 20, 2019

3 things I need @ work...

My recent Facebook Post...

I see a theme among these three things I can't live without at work...
My watch (I need to know what time it is), 
my 24 oz Starbucks coffee cup (I need caffeine) and 
my blue light blocking glasses (I need not have a headache). 
What about you? 
What are three things you need to make it through your work day?

commissioned links-
similar Anne Klein Watch - https://amzn.to/2HhQp4e
Starbucks 24 oz Cup - https://amzn.to/2Zdv6aa
Starbucks 16 oz Cup - https://amzn.to/2KSywd6
Cyxus Blue Light Blocking Glasses - https://amzn.to/2ZeKMK9

Sunday, August 18, 2019

Classroom Organization

My recent Facebook Post... went something like this...

Lesson Plans for the Classroom

Are there any other school nurses out there reading this post 
who also teach in the classroom? I do
At the high school, I teach a dual-credit Medical Terminology!

These are the products I use to help me plan my 16 weeks in the classroom.
For the last three school years I've ordered this lesson plan book from Amazon; 
it is inexpensive and easily personalized with markers! 
I prefer the M-F vertical style since I am only using this book to plan for one class. 
I write the dates & general daily plans in pencil 
(so I can easily erase and update as needed) one week at a time. 
I keep my more detailed outlines etc in a Google drive folder organized by book chapter.

How do you organize your classroom lessons?
Commissioned Links:
House of Doolittle Lesson Plan Book- https://amzn.to/33JMQgu
Similar Yellow Highlighters- https://amzn.to/2KEzfQ5
Pencils- https://amzn.to/2ZbxvSL
Crayola Markers- https://amzn.to/2H9QDKn

Commissioned Links:

Saturday, August 10, 2019

Getting Organized....

In my personal life, I LOVE Amazon!  Thankfully, my school district does too and they have an account set up for taxes are not included and we receive the free, quick shipping!  Over the years I've used a variety of school health vendors, but the last couple of years Amazon has been my favorite!

I thought I would try to create a new page within this blog to highlight some of my office must haves!  These will be items that I actually use and make my daily routine easier :)  

Are there any specifics you are curious about or any items you really want to learn more about?  


DOCUMENT SORTER...this paper/document organizer is a must have for all of the beginning of the year piles!  As busy school nurses, we know filing sometimes takes weeks, but this device lets you organize the piles for easy access if you need to reference something before you have time to get all of the filing complete!   
commissioned link: paper/document sorter  https://amzn.to/2H73uxb


*Links used in this post are affiliate links.  I receive a small commission if items are purchased from the link.

Monday, June 10, 2019



Have you said any of these statements before?

I really need to be more organized.
I can't remember how I did that.
I wish I could remember when that happened.
When did we complete vision and hearing screening last year and who did I notify?

As school nurses we are super busy- it's hard to remember everything, all of the time, right?  

In my office I love utilizing Google calendar and over this last school year I have been adding detailed (very detailed) descriptions for many of my yearly "to-do list" items. 
I even include website links, contact names & numbers, 
and tips/tricks on what to try for the next year.  
I'm hoping this new digital organization technique keeps me better prepared, 
saves time and of course keeps me more organized!

However, there are those times when I or one of the other nurses in my office says, 
"We really need to write this down!"  
In those times I am hoping this calendar with lots of "blank" space will come in handy!  
We have a wall calendar above the main office phone; 
the perfect location for any of us to jot down a "great idea"!

This wall calendar is also perfect for the new school nurse.  
This will provide space to take notes and then when there is more time (ha ha)
 to put those notes into digital form for future reference!  

PS The calendar can be customized for your school year months, I prefer August - July :) 

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