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Thursday, December 31, 2015

2016 New Year Remember, Reflect, & Goal Set! Link Party!

Is this is the last blog post of 2015?? Gosh, the year just flew by! It wasn't shabby at all.

I'm joining Passion In Portable Land for her Remember, Reflect, & Goal Set Linky Party! It's 10:30 pm. I'm a little late to the party but I made it!!

Questions to ponder as you remember...
1. What were the best memories of 2015?
This is one of my very favorite memories. My little boy asked Jesus to be Lord of his life this year. We will be together forever!

2. What do you remember most about 2015?
I feel that this year teachers connected more than ever before. How?? Periscope!! It all began last summer during the TPT conference.  I love that it's still going strong! I love that we take time out of our busy schedules to support each other. How in the world did we ever live without Periscope???

In 2016 I will...

1. Have more "me" time.. I'm a busy mom of three boys, mom of a puppy, wife, and full time teacher. I'm busy. BUT I've got to figure out how to get some me time in my schedule. I will in 2016...somehow.

2. I want to laugh more... have fun...I want to enjoy life! 

3. Like everyone else, I plan on working out and eating healthier....I'm thinking this could be my "me time". ;) 

Link up and reflect with us!

I hope that your 2016 is amazing!!

Wednesday, December 30, 2015

Teachers Ring In The New Year

What a year 2015 has been!! It's been great. I looked back on 2015 and made a list of accomplishments and happy moments.
1- I Passed Component 1 and Component 2 of National Boards Certification. WooHoo!
2- I presented two workshops and actually did a good job! It takes a lot to get this southern girl out of her comfort zone. Presenting is definitely one of those times!
3- We got a Yorkie puppy, Paisley. She's precious, absolutely precious!

I've seen God answer lots of prayers this year. He's faithful! He's good!!

The teachers from My Day In K and Teach Talk Inspire are having a New Year's Resolutions Blog Link Up. You can join in by posting on your blog or Instagram by hash tagging #teachersringinthenewyear.

My New Year's Resolution is to make me a better me! I'm a busy mom and wife. I go nonstop from the time I wake up until I jump in bed. In 2016, I plan to change fix that just a little. I know I can't stop all of the things I do but I plan to fit in some good things for me...I hope!

I hope your 2016 is full of love and laughter!

Tuesday, December 29, 2015


This Christmas break has been good GREAT! Oh y'all! I have needed this time off! This morning, I took a shower, put on my fuzzy new pajamas, and hopped back into bed. I have Netflix, coffee, and my laptop. Life is good!

I found a couple giveaways I would like to share with ya. They are great! Really great!! Besides entering, you may find a few new blogs to follow. It's a win win situation!!

Momma With A Teaching Mission is doing this giveaway. You have 5 more days to enter. Hop on over!

This giveaway has 4 $50 TPT Gift Cards raffles.  You can register {here} at The Primary Pals.

I hope you are enjoying your time off!

Thursday, December 24, 2015

Christmas Around The World

Happy Christmas Eve, Friends! Later on tonight, I am going to my husband's parents home to exchange gifts. Before I go, I thought I would drop by and blog a little about the things my students learned in our Christmas Around The World unit.

Kwanzaa-We make handprint kinaras. 

Hanukkah- The kids made paper dreidels. I wish I could have gotten them a real one. I've got to put that on my to do list for next year!

Italy-LeBefana the good witch was my favorite tradition to talk about. I had not heard of her until I did this study last year. Where had I been??? 

Germany-Pickel in a tree-My kids laughed and thought it was funny. They couldn't imagine why someone would hang a pickle in a tree. I explained to them that the child who found it received an extra gift. Then they all wanted their parents to hang pickles on their trees at home....silly kids!

Mexico- I love the story of the poinsettia. I've always loved that Christmas flower!

The last day of school, I read The Candy Cane. This book is wonderful! 

I hope that your family has a Merry Christmas!

Monday, December 21, 2015

Christmas Party

Last Friday was so much fun! The kids were excited that it was the last day of school. I was excited that it was the last day of school. All that excitement got a little CRAZY!!

First, we packed up our Christmas ornaments. I really liked these simple ornaments. The elf was my favorite!

We unwrapped presents.

 And more presents...

Then, my awesome home room mom gave us a Christmas party. 

The kiddos ate and played BINGO. For a few minutes, the game was serious!  They are competitive little fellas!

 We ended our day with a little visit from Santa.

After our students left, the administration fed us a nice lunch. I wonder if I looked a little like this when I left our parking lot..

 Today was my first day of Christmas break. I have enjoyed being LAZY on this rainy day. I hope that you are enjoying your break too! We deserve it!!