Tuesday, July 31, 2012

New School Year Resolutions Linky and My Life in Pics!

I'm linking up with Amanda at Teaching Maddeness to share with you some of my RESOLUTIONS for this new school year! Since my school year started a couple of weeks ago, I've already begun trying to stick with these resolutions. Let's hope it goes well and I can KEEP THEM! :)

#1: Better utilize my classroom volunteers...I feel like I have so many parents who want to help, and I have not been using them the most efficient ways. I'm lucky to teach at a school where the parents are so interested and ready to help, so I need to take advantage of that more!

#2: Writing, Writing, Writing!!!! This is a new resolution for me because I'm noticing that my new Firsties are really great readers, but it is not carrying over to their writing and spelling. So, I'm pulling out all the stops! I'm updating ALL of my writing centers and adding more word work and writing games. My TpT cart is FULLLLLLLL of writing activities to spice things up a bit, and I've just created a couple of new word play/writing activities too! Here's One I Just Finished!

#3: STAY AWAY FROM THE SWEETS! Yes, I know this has very little to do with teaching (ok, none), but it has EVERYTHING to do with being a teacher at my school. There is candy and treats being brought in and thrown at me in all directions! And, for me, I am really trying to lose some weight this year and I just need to learn to say NO or walk the other way when I see a big pan of brownies or a tray of cupcakes. Sugar is the DEVIL!!! LOL (I'm trying to make this my new motto.....it's taking a LOT of practice)

Be sure to click the picture above to go link up too!!! I can't wait to see what you resolutions are!

On another note, I thought I'd share a few pictures from my birthday weekend with you.

I got my hair colored and they styled it....I never take the time to straighten my hair because it's SOOOO thick. So, I took a pic of it after I left the salon! lol

One of my girlfriends who makes cakes as a side job surprised me and made this cute cake...and, I didn't take a pic of the inside, but IT WAS RED VELVET!!! YUMMMMY!

The hubby and I ready to go out for drinks and dinner to celebrate! :)

AND, look what I found at Office Max????? Don't these magnets and erasers fit in with my WILD theme so well!??!?!

 Be sure to check out tomorrow's post because I'm going to be taking part in something REALLY COOL!!!! You will not want to miss it!


  1. Your hair looks great!! I agree 100% about staying away from the sweets. They are my downfall!! :)
    Learning Is Something to Treasure

  2. Thanks for linking up, Marie! I also have a hard time utilizing volunteers...I always think it's just easier to do that tasks myself than to explain. I have a plan for this year, though...I'll blog about it soon! Hope you had a wonderful birthday!!! :)

    Teaching Maddeness

  3. I am with you on #3 = Sweets are hard to avoid at work!
    I found your blog through the linky party and am your newest follower.

  4. Sounds like you had a great birthday!
    I have a hard time with volunteers...I never utilize them as I probably should but it's just sometimes easier for me to do it myself rather than having to explain everything and then being disappointed when it doesn't turn out "just so". I know...I'm a bit of a control freak but I think we all have that side to us!

    A Pirates Life for Us

  5. OMG! I love the "wild" magnets. I have to go find me some of those. Thanks!

    Mrs.G's Kindergarten in Heels

  6. We share a resolution...#1! I need to get better at delegating and letting go of control. I want the magnets! I am doing a WILD theme too! I just found your blog on the New {School} Year Resolution Linky Party, and look forward to follow you! I am your newest follower!


  7. Happy belated birthday! That cake is just beautiful! :) I'm bad with using parent volunteers as well-have to add that one to my list!


  8. I need to eat better. I'm trying to stay away from sweets but I ate 6 sugar cookies tonight. I can't have it in my house or I eat it. I'm not sure what I'm going to do when school starts. Good luck!
    Ms. Kerri and her Krazy Kindergarten


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