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Friday, August 3, 2012

August Currently and New (School) Year Resolutions

August is my birthday month, and Farley is hosting a Bigotes (Mustache) linky along with her fabulous Currently.


I have always been very goal oriented and this is a super cool way of sharing my goals.  Amanda (Teaching Maddeness) is helping me stay accountable :)

Resolution number one:
Finding balance between home and school. I'd love to spend more time with my family and work a little less. I want to be able to leave school with nothing but my purse. I am one of those workaholics.
How do you find balance? It's been 8 years and I can't seem to be able to do it.

Resolution number two:
I have implemented Daily Five for a year and a half. This year I would love to add CAFE. My goal is to have Daily Five, CAFE and Writer's Workshop create a group of lifelong readers, writers and thinkers.

Resolution number three:
Learn, familiarize, and implement Common Core as best I can with all the amazing resources available.

Resolution number four:
Find the time to blog about my classroom life and share what I can with all my amazing followers. I have learned so much from others and I would love to pay it forward.

Resolution number five:
Let it go!  I need to learn to let things go...


  1. I don't have a personal laminator, either! I keep walking by them and for some reason, I don't get it! Maybe someday. :)

    I found your blog through Farley's August Currently linky party!

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  2. Congrats on surviving another first week! Mine is coming way too soon. I'm your newest follower. Check me out at

  3. Thanks for linking up Tania! RUN...don't walk and get a personal laminator NOW! :) I just used mine for the first time last week and am in L-O-V-E...soooo much better than the big one at school and it was only $27 at Target!!

    This is my 15th year of teaching and I still haven't found the balance...I think "work-a-holic" is in teachers' blood! :( Though, I will still be striving to get a balance this year, too!

    Here's hoping we keep our resolutions and have a fabulous year!

    Teaching Maddeness

    1. I got the laminator yesterday :) Silly me, did not buy extra laminating sheets :(