Saturday, January 24, 2015

Time to link up with Doodle Bugs Teaching!  It's always fun to do Linky Parties!
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It is so cold outside!  Snow is on the way! I'm so glad to wind down on this Friday with a little fire and a nice cup of coffee.  What a long week!  Saturdays are my "Work Free" days.  "Work Free" for school work, but "Work On" at the house!  I have to have one day where I don't do any school work so that I can catch up on other things! 
Balance! (aka Balancing Act!)

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So inside this sweet little cup is one of my favorite coffees. Are you a coffee connoisseur?
I gave up my favorite, favorite, favorite drink.  I loved the DC. Diet Coke. Drink of Choice.
Lately I've been trying out different kinds and flavors of coffee.  It's interesting and fun to go to the smaller coffee shops around Cincy!
How cute is this?

Now all of this relaxing must be accompanied by a good book!  Here's the book that I've just started!  With all the cold and flu germs swirling around the school, I think I just need all the help I can get to stay healthy.  I hope I have time to finish what I've started!  I've read all of  Dr. Furhman's books and this one looks to be a very interesting read! 

Want to know about boosting your immune system by making great nutritional choices?  
Check out this book and let me know what you think.

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I found a new and interesting website to help my kiddies with a variety of skills!  

There are many reading and math activities as well as other learning games for the kids to play!  I'm still working to explore all the games myself but so far, I've found it to be a delightful website for my kiddies!

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This week and for the next few weeks I'll be reorganizing my leveled collection and my classroom book collection.  To say that this is a BIG project is an understatement!  I have so many books.  There are bins of books all over my room and it's time to sort them out again! 

It's going to be a busy week!

Thanks to Doodle Bugs for hosting this Linky Party! 

Have a wonderful week! 


Sunday, January 4, 2015

Ready for the 2015!

Well, it's time to head back to school tomorrow.  I have to be honest!  I've really enjoyed the winter break for these two weeks and I'm having a hard time motivating myself to get into the groove!  I think this year I've promised myself to do things a little differently!  For the first time in a long time I'm an empty-nester!  I don't really like that but that's where I am!  It's kind of hard to get used to.  For so long I've had little ones at home and teenagers running in and out but now it's kind of quiet.  Too quiet!  Don't get me wrong, quiet is okay sometimes, it's just different than what I'm used to having at home!
So I've picked up another Spinning class and I've resolved to exercise EVERY SINGLE day.  I think that might also help me to lower my stress level!  Stress?  You probably don't have any stress either. LOL!  It will also help me to lose a few pounds.  That will be nice!

I did make a new homework packet for my classroom kiddies and it's available on TpT.  Here's the cover.  There are reading and writing activities and math activities as well.  Each homework activity is a half page and is the packet is print ready so that it's easy to copy and give out to your kiddies!

The other thing I want to do this year is work a little harder to make this blog better!  I have some good ideas for things I want to post and I'm going to do that in 2015!  Thanks for taking the time to visit!  I hope you have a great start to your new year!