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December 31, 2014

Goodbye 2014

I have been enjoying my winter break!
I ate too much; I shopped; I spent time with family.
I cannot believe tomorrow is Jan. 1st !!!!

I found this fun linky party:

One word resolutions Linky 

This is my resolution for both work and home. 

I am starting a new job, taking a class, tutoring three kidos, and trying to get back on track with working out and eating better than I have the past few weeks. With all that in mind I want to simplify. 

My resolution is even with all the business I want to try and have a simple approach, to not try and make everything perfect, and the attack things with a simple process. I tend to have a  go big or go home attitude on everything. It leads to stress and well... things like me being sick the whole month of December. With that in mind, I want to simplify things. 

I spent the afternoon working on some things for school.  I made this cute poster: 

I am going to have the kidos write how they used reading during winter break - besides reading a book. When the display is done, I'll post a picture. 

I hope everyone has a nice New Year's Eve. I'll be at home with a cozy blanket! 

Happy Reading !

December 26, 2014

Merry Christmas !!

I had a busy week before break. I also have been sick, so I did not really feel like blogging in my free time. I felt like napping. LOL! 

I have been enjoying my family on my break. My poor husband was sick and missed family dinner. I went to mass with my mom which was so nice. There was a children's choir this year. Loved it! 

Before break started I did a few fun things with the kidos. Here are a few pictures. 

Parent gift - fingers turned into snowmen

Holiday cards


I just love the way this kido draws.  

The most exciting thing that happened since my last post was an early Christmas present. I went on an interview for a reading teacher position. After three days of waiting I was called for a second interview. I GOT THE JOB! 

I have my own room and will be teaching 4th and 5th grade reading. I am very excited and nervous. I have not done lesson plans in a year, so I have some serious planning to do! Next week, I will be busy, but I am so excited for this new adventure. 

I hope everyone is enjoying their family time and had a blessed holiday!

Happy Reading!

December 12, 2014

Five For Friday

I have had an interesting week. I had two great days at work, was sick, and wrapped some holiday gifts. I love this time of year!

Now on to....


1. I tried to nap this week while sick, but my cough prevented it! 
I STILL want that nap! 


2. I found this on Pinterest.
It describes my passion for teaching beautifully!


3. Enjoying a favorite magazine by my tree. 


4. This is me:  

5. I am going to take a class in the spring. 
I am so excited. I love school

I hope everyone has an enjoyable weekend! 
Happy Friday!
Happy Reading!

December 11, 2014

A Holiday Picture

I have been sick the past few days.. and here  I was thinking since I missed my November illness I would make it to holiday break without one. I should know better!

I did manage to do one project at school. Here are a few pics:

I love how each kido decorated their tree. 

I am taking the night off from tutoring and spending time under my blanker with tea! It feels like Christmas is so close especially with the snow outside. 

I hope everyone has a great weekend! 

Happy Reading! 

December 7, 2014

Happy Sunday !!

I cannot believe I only have 12 more days of work before we have our winter break!!! I remember when I put 99 days until break on my home white board and now it's so close! The fall always flies by for me!

I had a busy week at school and with tutoring. It felt weird to work for 5 days since I did not do that during November between the days off and the snow storm we had that cancelled school for four days.

Here are some pictures from my week. I used some of the free items I found during the reading blog hop:

I am working on word building strategies. I am now teaching a unit on prefixes



 The student I tutor learned about finding evidence in school, so I am giving him more practice. I love this sheet I found from a blogger!

In school, we read a new story ever week. The teacher has the kidos do a worksheet and one kido decided to draw a picture while he was waiting for everyone to finish. She asked who he drew and he said "Rhianna." Then we starting singing Umbrella.


I have two cute holiday projects I hope to do this week. One my husband found on Facebook and the other one was in a magazine which I adapted for school. I'll post pictures as soon as they are done! 

Hope everyone is enjoying this month and the season. I keep trying to do one random act of kindness a day like I posted I would do in Currently. I did one at work and one at the store this week that made me feel good inside. My co-worker liked the idea, so she did one last week, too! We are spreading the joy! 

Happy Reading! 

December 1, 2014

Happy December

I am so excited to celebrate this month with family and friends.
I am so excited to celebrate the birth of  Jesus!!
I hope everyone is as excited as I am!

Now onto my "Currently:

I am watching the Jets game and trying to shop online Old Navy at the same time. I am not doing a good job of multitasking. LOL. This is why I need more time! Between work, tutoring, getting to the gym, home stuff, and now trying to get holiday shopping done. I could REALLY use more time!! 

I love that it is the holiday season! I feel so loved this time of year! 

I am going to try to be kind to others. Sometime when I see a grumpy person or someone is snarky.. I need to be kind ( I can be snarky right back!) because I do not know what is going on with that person! 

GO here to check out some more:

December Currently

Happy Reading!