Sunday, December 29, 2013

New Year with Goals in Mind 

I am joining up with Jessica from First Grade Parade for my goals for 2014 with a new start especially towards my approach on blogging. 

Those resolutions speak for themselves and now a few more personal and professional goals to stay focused on in the classroom.

I want to learn more about Genius Hour projects. I had read Teaching Like a Pirate over the summer about passions within the classroo. Then I found out about these projects  within the classroom based on those types of passions such as why o how do things work or where do things come from.Truly pojects that drive the students and make  learning fun. 

Stay more organized with record keeping. I am very accurate about anecdotal notes by using the app Teacher Notes on my iPad throughout the day. Now I need to transfer those dates to my record sheets and I never remember to. Ineed to find a more accurate way to remind myself to complete. 

Read more books for pleasure. I need to develop a list of books that would be  good to read. Any suggestions would be appreciated. 


I want to complete a triathalon locally. I have run three half marathons and I don't think I could run a full marathon but I want to move on from just running. 

Be sure to  link up with Jessica and be inspired by others and their goals. 

Friday, December 27, 2013

New Year..New Goals

As we approah the new year quickly I began to realize that I have severely dropped the ball on  blogging. There were many reasons in my head why I dropped major being that I looked at everything everyone else was doing and thought my things or ideas are not nearly as cute or organized.But this year I am going to make it a goal to post two times a week and share all the wonderful things going on in my classroom even if I am the only one who thinks they are cute :) 

Anyways our Christmas was wonderful as always. This year was the first year I felt like my daughter really got the idea behind Santa brings presents, we leave cookies out for Santa and treats for the reindeer, we visit with family we do not get to see too often, It was amazing. The best part of this year was that my sister came home from Florida to surprise my mom. It was so great having my daughter get to see her at Christmas this year because last year we didn't see her either. 

I am going to see her down in Florida in 3 weeks but I am going for a sister weekend so glad we all saw her this time. Hard to see her go though last night :( 

Well I am getting ready for New Year's Eve and I was thinking of planning activities for my daughter to open every hour she stays awake, like do puzzles, make a special treat, make special craft. Any ideas?