Currently: Happy New Year 2016!

Hello January!

I have joined Oh Boy 4th grade! for her monthly linky party! The first one of this new year 2016!

We said good-bye to the 2015 with a bonfire, roastings marshmallows and making s'mores. It's all about making memories and traditions with our family! As I'm typing, hubby is chopping away the Christmas tree to use as firewood for the fire pit. Gotta recycle ;)

This is one of the many perks of having an all-year-round school schedule - we get three-week winter vacation. I've been relaxing, hanging out with the family and working a little as well.

Thinking, thinking a lot! I really, really have to make time to start exercising once again. I used to exercise 5 days and LOVED IT! I really miss it and it's a priority.

I will be changing our classroom dramatic play area into an Animal Center for our unit on Imagination. Can't wait to introduce it to my students!

I need a new planner! I love the convenience of having a smart phone where I can note my events and make checklists but there's something about writing it down (using flair pens of course) that makes it unique!
Well, I am always searching for planners, it's kinda an obsession with all stationary! I know......#teacherproblems

E-V-O-L-U-T-I-O-N This words means the world to me. It means the constant change to grow as a person and as a teacher, to have high aspirations, goals and plans. To embrace the future with positivism and be open to new experiences and opportunities!


  1. Hi Janice!

    I found your blog via Farley's linky party. I was so jealous when I read you had another full week of break!!! I have always wondered what year round school would be like! I am your newest follower, and can't wait to read future posts!

    Mind Sparks

    1. You're so sweet Katie! Yes, I LOVE year-round schedule.

  2. Love your word--evolution! I love my bullet journal planning. I wrote about it in my currently post this month. Hope you find something that works for you. Happy New Year!

    Melissa Williams
    First Grade Frame of Mind

  3. Love EVOLUTION!! Totally jealous of your year round school schedule!!!