Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Kicking off a New Year and Reflecting on 2012!


Whether or not we are ready for the new year, it arrived anyway. I try not to make resolutions for the new year because they are usually short lived... for me anyway. I did make a few promises to myself though. I promised to get/and stay more organized, throw away or give away things I don't need, run more 5Ks than I did last year, complete a half marathon, continue eating more healthy and model that for my family, continue blogging in my teaching journey, be a better person, and walk closer to God this year.

I challenged my students to make resolutions or promises to themselves to have good study habits and get organized.

Firsts for me in 2012- I...
*Started a blog and now have 40 followers and over 29,000 page views-this amazes me! I hope you have found a few useful ideas on here to help in your classroom.
*Ran my first 5K- actually did 2 5K's that I walked and 4 5K's that I ran. Also got my 7 year old involved and he loves running with me now.
*Received Teacher of the Year at my school
*Taught an Accelerated Math workshop for another school in our district
*lost 30 lbs and feel so much better. I am smaller than I was when I graduated high school.


Do you make resolutions? If so, do you see them through?
What exciting happened to you in 2012?
Let me know!

4 comments:

  1. Sounds like 2012 was an AWESOME year for you!! Congratulations on Teacher of the Year...Rock it, girl! Your kids are so blessed to have a teacher who cares so much about them and loves her job.

    PS~ You look amazing and so proud of your weight loss/running accomplishments. Makes me motivated to get on the bandwagon!

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    1. Thank you so much girl!! I did have an amazing year and this year is proving to be just as wonderful!! Hope to see you soon!:)

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  2. Hi! I was happy to find your blog. I'm all about math and 6th graders, and am looking forward to following your blog.

    I would, also, like to nominate you for the Liebster Blog Award. It’s a way to for new bloggers (even though you've been around a bit) to gain some recognition for their hard work and awesome blogs. Follow the link back to my blog to find out how you can pay it forward.
    Pam Kranz
    http://desktoplearningadventures.blogspot.com

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    1. Thank you Pamela! If I can figure out how to do all the stuff on the Liebster Blog Award, I will. I am still learning all the blogging tech stuff. :) I actually just post things on here so I will remember the lessons I do with my students for the next year. I will definitely check out your page and follow you though. I really enjoy finding cool ideas on other teachers blogs. Have a great day!

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