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Saturday, January 2, 2016

Currently January: Doing More in 2016

I have had an amazing, relaxing Christmas vacation. I have spent time with family, watched t.v., read books, played games, colored, and stuffed myself, and slept in. The great part about all of that rest and fun is that I am feeling ready to get back to teaching, blogging, and creating with even more excitement.

I am starting out the new year by sharing what is currently going on this January. Thanks so much to the amazing Farley at Oh' Boy Fourth Grade for her fun linky!

As you probably noticed in my first paragraph, I have been loving every minute of my vacation. I took the time to relax and unwind, and I can feel a definite difference in my stress level.

However, because I enjoyed my vacation so much, I have quite a list of things that I need to get done today. I have loads of laundry to do, and a trip to the library needs to happen to pick up books for my classroom this week.

Which leads me to my next thought: I wish our warmer weather was back. I love our library, but you have to park down the road a bit, and in the winter I really dislike walking down the road in the cold. I know we have been very spoiled with some warm weather up here in New England, but it seems like the cold has finally arrived for good. Which means several months of torture for me until spring returns!

I went into school the other day to take down Christmas decorations and put up new bulletin boards. While I was there, I was also going to work on my lesson plans for the upcoming week.  You can imagine my panic when I couldn't find my lesson plan book/grade book. I looked everywhere! Thankfully, I finally found it tucked in a drawer in my desk. {Does anyone else think I should have look there first?} Anyway, now I don't have any of my lesson plans done yet for next week. I guess that should be my top priority today.

My one little word for 2016 is "more." I want to do more with the time that I have this year. Here are some of the things I want to do more of:
I want to read my Bible more.
I want to pray more.
I want to see my students grow more.
I want to blog more.
I want to create more products.
I want to read more.
I want to read to my son more.
I need to clean more.
{I think the only thing I don't want to do more of is watch t.v. My goal there is to watch much less!}

I am so excited about 2016. I know it's going to be an amazing year!


  1. I'm sending you lots of warm weather from Florida. We are wishing for some cooler days! :-) Love your word and all the things you will do MORE of. Sounds great! I feel recharged too and ready to get back on Monday! Happy New Year!

  2. Happy New Year Crystal! I'm from Florida too, so warm weather must surely be on its way to you! I love going to the library and surrounding myself with books. I set up my classroom library before I left for Christmas Break with a bunch of new seasonal books for my students to enjoy on Monday! Hope your week is wonderful.


  3. I want to read my Bible and pray more as well. I think the way to do that is to get up earlier, which is always hard for me! I'm also missing the warmer weather! We were pretty spoiled for awhile there. Blessings to you, neighbor. I hope your first week back is fabulous.
    Laughter and Consistency