Well it is that
dreaded awesome time of year again...time for new beginnings and resolutions to do better this year. I have to begin by saying that last year was a GREAT YEAR! I actually did follow-through on a few of my goals...kinda sorta. The best part of 2012 has been (finally after two years) feeling comfortable in my new role as third grade teacher (I taught first grade for 17+) years and moving up was a big, huge step! I am really loving it now. The other best part of 2012 has been starting my blog and discovering Teachers Pay Teachers. I only started in November and I am hooked. It is so awesome linking up with teachers around the country and across the globe. I also think it is amazing that other teachers are willing to pay me for the resources I create and use in my very own classroom. The best thing about TPT, however, is being able to instantly find the very thing I need for a lesson, at a moment's notice (So far, I spend WAY more than I make on TpT)!!
Any hoo....so for my resolutions (Can you tell I was stalling?)...
My personal resolution would be...uh...hmmmmm...this is so hard....there are so many directions I could go here. I want to work on being a well-rounded, balanced person. I tend to get overly-focused on one thing and become obsessed with that ONE thing for a while, usually at the expense of everything else. This summer I was on a fitness kick....right now its my new blog and my TpT products (I really need to leave this chair and reintroduce myself to my family). So, I am saying it outloud for the world to hear....I need to create balance and prioritize the really important things in my life. Wish me luck.
I am still very new to blogging but I'd really like to do a better job of articulating who I am as a teacher. That is the beauty of blogging...it is a journey of self-discovery, I think. Holly over at Criss Cross Applesauce in First Grade said that she wants to blog more about the day-to-day stuff in her classroom. I love that idea. I think that is where we can learn the most of ourselves and each other...by the things we do every day within those four walls of our classroom. I hope to post at least twice a week in 2013 and I would love to do a weekly repeating thing (like the Friday Freebie...I think from the 3AM Teacher).
So that's about it for my resolutions...whatchya think??
On to the GIVEAWAY!! This is a first for me and I really don't know what I'm doing, but I'm going to give this rafflechopper thingie a try. I hope you enter...the prize is any one thing from my TpT store...your choice!
a Rafflecopter giveaway
Finally....I just put up a great new product. If you read the book Because of Winn Dixie by Kate DiCamillo with your students...you will love this resource kit that I put together. Check it out:
Toodles for now and Happy 2013!!