Wednesday, January 2, 2013

January 2013

I am making this the year of ME. I would not consider myself a selfish person but as I've grown older, I've realized that sometimes I have to put myself first in order to be happy. That is what I plan on doing in the year 2013. I want this to be a great year!

Because it is the beginning of January, it's my favorite post: Farley's Currently

Listening: How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days is one of my all time favorite movies. I'm such a girly girl and love all of those girly girl movies (however, I'm learning to broaden my horizons and watch movies outside of my comfort zone)

Loving: I've spent most of my break with family and I'm perfectly content with that. I was with my mom for several days and then we came back to my house where I hosted my first large celebration. I had Christmas at my house for my mom's side of the family which was close to 40 people. I love my family!

Thinking:  For the most part, I have covered all of the Reading standards. Reading is one of those things that are repeated over and over. At this point in the year, I like to begin novels. I am differentiated novels in my class. So far, I think the novels I have decided on are:
Tornado (Byars)                             3rd grade level
The Forgotten Door (Key)             4th grade level
Day of the Blizzard  (Moskin)      5th grade level
My Side of the Mountain (Paulsen)  6th grade level

 Wanting: Oh how I want to go for a long run!! I was doing so well and running just over 3 miles at the beginning of December. Then around the second week, I got sick and it has lingered. I'm finally feeling better but now there is a ton of snow on the ground. I'm really in the mood to go for a run outside but I may have to wait until next week when the temperatures are a bit higher and hopefully the snow is melted.

Needing: I guess this explains everything. I have had a not so good attitude about school this year. As I've mentioned in previous posts, I haven't had a great year. I hate being so negative all the time about it but this is the first time in my entire teaching career that I absolutely dread going to school each day. It HAS to get better.

OLW: HAPPINESS! This goes along with my "needing" I have to be happy. Plain and Simple


  1. Hi there! I found your blog through Farley's Currently. I can totally understand your feelings about this school year, as I have had similar years (thankfully, this isn't one of those). As teachers, it is so hard on us, as we feel guilty, alone, depressed, etc. Throw in being sick, and I'm sure that it has been overwhelming. I hope that your 2013 starts off better, and that you find your happiness and peace to finish this school year!


  2. I also love How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days, haven't seen it in a while though. Good luck with the novels. I do them in my class...but only with a few groups at a time.

    Chickadee Jubilee

  3. Thanks for poppin' over to chat. As for your long run . . . I so need to get back in gear on this. I haven't been running forever and it's time. I'll tell you what. You run one for me and I'll run one for you . . . this way we gotta do it ;) Merry 20-13!!

    Kelley Dolling
    Teacher Idea Factory

  4. I stumbled upon your blog today and am now your newest follower!