Thursday, July 10, 2014

2014-2015 Goals

There is a great linky going on over at 
Simones Math Resources
Each year I say to myself, next year will be so much EASIER... and then the district always throws something new at us.  Last year, it was Lucy Calkins Writer's Workshop, new teacher evals, and solid CCSS implementation.  Even one of those is tricky because we're all essentially learning and teaching new curriculum with the CCSS.  I know that will go easier next year because I can at least know what to expect and about how long to spend on each standard.  

This year, they're going to introduce Reader's Workshop and Guided Math Workshop. I'm a little panicky because I'm no guru on workshop models. I've really got to sit and scour Pinterest and other blogs to get a grip on what I'm walking into next year.  Centers alone scare me!!  I guess I have trust issues on letting my lower level "Johnny" on his own for 3/4 centers and what he will do when he's not with me.  That will definitely be a focus for me the entire year.  

Maybe I can do some research while the new little one in my life is napping....maybe.  *wishful thinking*  11 days by the way!!! I can't wait!!  I've got my countdown on but baby doesn't seem to want to come yet... stubborn like mommy I suppose.  

Here's my goals for next year.

What are your goals?  Link up!!

Thursday, July 3, 2014

July Currently

Wooo hooooo July is here!!!!  18 more days till baby!! I can't wait!!!  Besides not being able to sleep or see my feet, I am so swollen it's starting to hurt! And my hands fall asleep often, like right now, while typing.  I'm ready to trade these symptoms for a baby any day now.  With that said, my July currently, which is currently LATE, is baby themed because that's all I'm really focusing on at the moment.  

Thanks Farley at Oh Boy 4th Grade for this linkup!

I've got a big to-do list today and hopefully this eliminates some of the incessant thoughts about what I "need to get done" before the baby comes.  One of the big ones is I've got to get the carseat installed today.

I do want a clean house - but I'm so limited because I can't bend so well...and my back hurts every other minute.  I do it in shifts because I can't stand a mess!  

Needing...don't get me started.  I'm trying my best to save some $$ this summer because I won't be going back to school right away and therefore... I won't get paid.  But my toes!  My hubby paints them for me (after much nagging and complaining) but I would so love some TLC on my feet.  I'd paint them myself but I can't seem to reach them!

I'm so excited for the 4th!  It's one of my favorite holidays because it's all about family and fun for me.  I am secretly hoping that my 5th graders will remember the Revolutionary War and remember the REASON for the holiday while enjoying fireworks and fun.  Next year, my family and close family friends are headed to Hawaii.  That means 11 adults and 2 1-year old kiddos.  Should be interesting. We're going to pin all the details down this weekend so we can get this plan into action! Can't wait!!

Hope you all have a GREAT 4th!! Enjoy some relaxation and family time!