Sunday, December 1, 2013

Currently December

Wow... I haven't blogged since the end of July.  I could give a bunch of excuses, but I'll just give it to you straight. 

Here is why I haven't been blogging...
 1.Working out almost every night and don't get home until like 8:30 .
2. My best friend had a beautiful baby girl in June & I spend all of my free time with her .
3. I have been revamping and really focusing in school this year.

I ran across Teaching My Friends! blog and saw that she was going to be doing a photo a day challenge for the month of December.  I am going to try and see if I can keep up with it.  Head on over to check it out.  Here is a preview!

Also, I have decided to just back on the currently bandwagon with my girl Farley.

Listening... I don't know anyone from the south that doesn't automatically turn their tv to football on Saturdays & Sundays.  My Houston Texans aren't doing so hot, but I still watch every single game.

Loving... I have my basket stocked and ready for the TPT Cyber Monday Sale Tomorrow.  I can't wait to get my hands on some the products!

Thinking... My trainer is out of town until Tuesday night, so I am trying to come up with workouts to do Mon & Tues night.  If anyone has any that they want to share please send them my way.

Wanting... A few more days added to my Thanksgiving break.  I just need like another day or so... who agrees??

Needing... The school librarian gave me a book to read for the Junior High to make sure it was appropriate... I am almost done.

Favorite Tradition... I love driving around and looking at Christmas lights.  What can I say... I'm a child at heart!

Hope everyone has an amazing Sunday night... I hope to be back tomorrow to participate in the photo a day challenge with Teaching My Friends!


Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Back 2 School Goals 2013-2014 Edition

I go back to school in a little over 2 weeks for staff development and was excited to stumble upon the linky party.  I love to make goals because it feels awesome to achieve them.  Head on over to I {heart} recess to join in on the fun.

Personal:  Over the summer, I have been rockin it and going to boot camp and some other classes at least 5 times a week.  I love working out & know that it will be a game changer during the year to get all of my stress out.  I have not been eating the best, but have been lucky enough not to gain weight because of all of the working out I am doing.  I hope once I get my routine back that I will eat healthier because not only do you lose weight, but you also feel soooo much better.
Organization:  Last year, I put my lesson plans with all of the hard copies in a binder.  I am hoping that will help out with my planning this year, but I need to keep adding and changing as my teaching style evolves.  I also bought a ton of task cards last year that need to be organized.  Luckily I went to Target and organizers from the dollar spot to help me out.  I plan on working on this in the next few weeks.  Hopefully pictures to come.
Lessons:  I have high standards for myself and am still working on not being too hard on myself.  I know just because it is on the lesson plans doesn't mean it needs to be done on that day and in that way, but I still struggle with this concept.  I get better every year and am hoping to be even more flexible this year.
Professional:  Gossip, Gossip, Gossip... that's about all I have to say about that!  LOL!!
Students:  I work very hard each year to try and make sure my students know they are awesome, but my homeroom class usually has the hardest time believing it even when I prove it to them.  ( They have been low performing in previous years, so all of their confidence is lost.)  If anyone has ideas on how to help with this, please let me know!
Motto:  I have to no stress myself out.  I let the little things drive me crazy.... I'm working on it!
Head on over & link up!!