Making a list and checking it twice

28 Mar

In the weeks before a vacation, I start a list of things I want to remember to pack. I have a special list for things I particularly want in my carry-on. Well, I am not going on vacation anytime soon, but I do have to go into school for three days next week, as we prepare for hybrid learning.That means I have to pack my schoolbag for three full days away from home. I haven’t had to do that in over a year.

Over the last few days, I have been writing a list so I know what to pack in my bag tonight, so I am ready to get going in the morning. Here’s what I have so far:

  1. lunch
  2. 2020-21 meeting notebook
  3. wallet
  4. inhaler
  5. phone
  6. ID & lanyard
  7. computer
  8. power cord
  9. extra masks
  10. pencil pouch
  11. a book to read

I tell my students to pack their back the night before so they are ready in the morning. I’ll take some time today to get mine ready. I’ll add the lunch tomorrow morning. A new routine begins.

11 Responses to “Making a list and checking it twice”

  1. arjeha March 28, 2021 at 9:02 am #

    This is kind of like getting ready for the first day of school, which in a sense, it is. Hope all goes well.

  2. Kathleen Parker March 28, 2021 at 9:07 am #

    Thank you! I’m borrowing your list!

    Sincerely, Kathleen Parker 💕


  3. Fran McCrackin March 28, 2021 at 9:20 am #

    Your list seems perfectly normal except for the extra masks. And the inhaler adds an element of suspense- take care in there.

  4. onathought March 28, 2021 at 10:27 am #

    So much to think through – I’m glad you made a checklist. I hope you don’t have to use the inhaler!

  5. Heather Morris March 28, 2021 at 11:34 am #

    Good luck to you as you head into hybrid learning. I remember my first day back. It was so weird to be leaving the house and going somewhere every day.

  6. Shaista March 28, 2021 at 1:35 pm #

    Whenever I think of getting back into the building, I feel like Rip Van Winkle!

  7. jumpofffindwings March 28, 2021 at 1:49 pm #

    All the best to you as you start school…in March! (I’d take a real treat or two to help get you through.)

  8. Lisa Corbett March 28, 2021 at 2:19 pm #

    I often think about packing a book to read at school – just in case! 🙂 I hope your first day back is productive and feels good. And I hope Richard doesn’t miss you too much!

  9. Gail March 28, 2021 at 2:22 pm #

    I love a good list! I would always check mine more than twice! 😉 I hope all goes well with hybrid learning!

  10. hzreflections March 28, 2021 at 3:32 pm #

    Best of luck tomorrow. I am sure it will feel weird the first day, but totally get better. Love that you shared a list. Don’t forget your sanitizer. 🙂

  11. karpenglish March 28, 2021 at 7:46 pm #

    Your list is very helpful, Adrienne! (I had forgotten to put my keys and lanyard on my list, so I just fished them out from my desk drawer!) Now my big issue is to actually find my school bag, since I have absolutely no idea where I put it more than a year ago!

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