Wednesday, December 28, 2011


I'm linking up with A Teacher's Treasure to share my resolutions for 2012


-Drink more water and less Diet Coke! I've been doing great this year on drinking less Diet Coke because I've been subbing in tea. Now I want to focus more on water.

-Memorize a Bible verse each week.

-Take down wallpaper, paint and re-decorate our guest bathroom.

-Read more fiction books! (Now that grad school is over, there is way more time for this, and I'm very excited!)


-Reorganize my binders and files full of things collected in grad school and professional developments.

-Finish "Building a Reading Life" by Lucy Calkins.

-Improve guided reading groups by being more intentional with each book and activity planned.


  1. I need to improve my water intake too, but I have an addiction to Diet Coke. Maybe I could try some of the Crystal Light packets or something in the water to start with to slowly ween myself. You know it is bad when your students bring you a Sonic Diet Coke in the morning sometimes.

    Adventures of a 6th Grade Teacher

  2. I'm with ya in the water department! I drink way toooooooo much coffee!!! I also want to improve my guided reading groups....let me know what plans you have for that:) Would love to hear your ideas!

    4th Grade Frolics

  3. I happen to LOVE water! It's the only thing I ever drink. My problem is sweets!!!!!!!!!!!!! aaaaaahhhh.

    It's funny that you mentioned reading more. Over the summer I realized that I've been so busy making sure mt students were reading that I never got around to reading myself! We are doing the Book Whisperer's 40 book challange this year and I took on the challange as well. I've got about 15 books done so far :)

    ❤ Mor Zrihen ❤
    A Teacher's Treasure

  4. @Katie! Hilarious! I've never had a kid bring me a diet coke, you must have some sweet kiddos! I have received MANY apples. Cliche, i know, but I eat apples almost everyday!

    @Mor, good for you on the water drinking! I have got to get better! I was sort of convicted by the Book Whisperer..>How am I supposed to teach my kids to love reading if I don't do it? I used to be an avid fiction reader, but grad school got in the way! I'm so ready to read again. Sounds like you are already on a roll!!

  5. Casey:
    What great goals--and they seem do-able which means there is a greater chance of accomplishing them. (I've usually given up by January 3rd)

    I'm with you on guided reading groups (and guided math groups, for me). And, of course, more water [typed while sipping a DietCoke!}

    Happy 2012!

    Finding JOY in 6th Grade

  6. Hey there! I just found your blog and wanted to invite you to our Middle and High School (grades 5 and up) New Year's Blog Party! We would love to have you!

    Hope to see you there!

    Kristen Bowers (aka Secondary Solutions)

  7. One of my resolutions is to quit sugary drinks...I'm going to try to stick to water. Thanks for sharing.

    New Year's Blessings,
    The Teacher's Chatterbox