So glad we had today off from school. Not exactly a fun day to be with a bunch of students! Today is my last day of spring break, back to the grind tomorrow for the first of 54 days left until summer vacation. My parents, husband and I brought my daughter to Disney World for five days. After a rough start, being delayed for 5 hours and missing most of our first day, we made it and had a whirlwind of a week.
We waited in so many lines to get picture with princesses it probably took half of our time up. We had reservations for a lunch with the princesses on Friday, our last day, and I do not suggest doing that. Make it on the first day and then you won't have to wait in all the lines the first few days for your eager, excited little ones! Such an expensive vacation, but worth it to see the look in your child's eyes.
Now on to April Currently, thanks to Farley at Oh' Boy Fourth Grade...
Listening: Yea...I'm watching the first G.I. Joe because my husband brought me to see the second one and I was not happy when my eye candy, Channing Tatum, died in the first 10 minutes. The only way he got me to the movie theater to see G.I. numero dos is because I thought I was going to be able to watch Tatum the whole time.
Loving: That's right...I've counted the remaining days until summer vacation. It is that time of the year again when all of us teachers are stressing about tests and whether or not our kiddos are ready to move onto the next grade. I have a lot to look forward to this summer...weddings, trip to San Francisco and wine county, a possible Bon Jovi concert, spending time in NY with family...
Thinking: I still do not know my fate for the 2013-14 school year. I thought I was moving to Kindergarten, but now the school is changing and we might not be looping K-1, 2-3, and 4-5...K and 3 will be stand alone grades, and 1-2 and 4-5 will loop. I should be finding out tomorrow what I will be teaching.
Wanting: Fractions are my least favorite math topic to teach. I find it so hard to teach the concept of fractions, mixed numbers and adding and subtracting them. We are about 3 weeks behind the county pacing guide because of snow days and running behind on our last few units. I just can't wait until it is over!
Needing: 10 pounds is my goal for the next 12 or so weeks. I have lost 10 since the New Year...did really well the first month, eating healthier, exercising almost daily. I have plateaued the past month or so...eating what I want, but running longer distances. I guess the two are canceling each other out. I think I ran about 25 miles this month. My goal for April will be 30. I have a 5K June 8th, and I have done a few runs between 4-5 miles. I only run 2-3 times a week, and I need to do more. I also need to get back into using Fitness Pal to track my calories.
Advice: I am not a novice blogger for sure! I am a beginner by all means, even though I have been doing it for almost a year. My number one advice for TPT sellers would be to blog about your products and allow 5 teachers to have the products for free to provide feedback. Become a premium member if you plan on keeping up with creating products, it really does make a difference!
I do not have any new products this month, but I am going to give the first 10 teachers to comment on this post and who buy an item from my TPT store, any free product that is equal or lower value. That's right, buy my spring packet and get any other $5 packet for free! Check out my storefront: If You Give A Teacher A Treat.
Happy Spring Everyone!