Sunday, January 5, 2014

Happy New Year! Currently and a New Activity Pack!

Happy New Year to all! I can't believe that we are writing 2014 already...oh how the time flies!

Short recap of my holiday break...

NY, family, friends, four or five Christmases, colds, sneezing, lots of sleeping in, walks in the woods, rang in the New Year, back to VA, one day of school (Thursday), SNOW DAY (Friday) = 3 day weekend, and a new holiday themed pack for TpT!

This is going to be a short post, because I have been on the computer a lot today finishing my pack and my shows are about to begin (The Bachelor at 8pm and Downton Abbey at 9pm!)

Listening...I went back and counted that I have used General Hospital for at least three of my currently's in 2013...I had like 10 on the DVR that I had to catch up on...watching the last one right now!

Loving...2014 is looking to be a great year! We are saving money, looking forward to nice tax return, working towards a healthier lifestyle, moving into a single family home, friends and family in NY over the summer, and Addyson starting Kindergarten in September (OMG!)

Thinking...that the snow day we had on Friday was our 1st grade team planning day...and on Thursday the outlook for a snow day wasn't too clear, so I left all of my stuff in school. But I did make lesson plans for a sub for Friday so I guess I can use those tomorrow. Hoping our team planning day is rescheduled for this week.  

Wanting...another week off...I mean who doesn't? Once I start back up again, I am sure I'll get into the routine, but it sure has been nice spending time with my husband and daughter. start my New Year regimen! It is all planned out, lunch made for the week, dinner planned for the week, motivational wall is up, and my husband is ON BOARD! We both want to lose between 20-30 lbs and doing it together will hopefully be good for us. 

Memory/Tradition...even though I usually complain about how hectic our holidays are between going back and forth and visiting friends back in NY, I love it! I can't imagine the day when we don't go back to NY to celebrate the holidays...but then on the other hand I think about Addy and how if we always travel, Santa will never really come to her house. Traditions will change, I'm sure, over the next few years...but the memories of our New York holidays will always stay close to my heart. <3 Home <3

And I leave you with my new activity pack...

...AND because I am feeling generous...and it's the New Year...the first 14 people to comment will get the pack for FREE! To qualify, I need you to 1) leave a comment below, 2) include your e-mail address, 3) be a kind teacher and proof it for me, 4) PIN it on Pinterest using the three holiday names.


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  2. Hi Lindsay,
    I love your blog! Thanks again for the opportunity to get this awesome Activity Pack. I am getting really excited. "Be a kind teacher and prove it to me" is a tough one, but I'll try. Hmm... This is not easy...I have to ask my husband :) Ok. I strive to make every day a special one. I love taking not such an interesting activity and turn it into an exciting and fun-filled learning process. I enjoy watching my students grow every day! I hope they can tell that I care.

    Classroom in Paradise

  3. Thanks for visiting my blog! We just got our first snow day of the year for tomorrow, which would have been our first day back. I left everything at school, not thinking they would actually cancel... I guess tomorrow will be a lazy day for me!


  4. Just to clear it up, I would love for my winners to PROOF READ the packet for me! I wouldn't make ya'll prove to me you are good teachers :o) Although it would be interesting to hear the answers!

  5. Thanks for visiting my blog! I love yours and am your newest follower! :)

    Teaching Momster

  6. I am your newest follower on bloglovin'! I would love to proof read for you!

    A+ Classroom Creations

  7. I would love a chance to preview your new packet! I'm also a va teacher but in stafford county and I'm also originally from NY but Long Island not upstate!

  8. I'd love to proof hour new packet!

  9. I'd be glad to proof your new packet and I am now following you! My e-mail is

  10. I am one of your newest followers! I love your blog and would be happy to proof your new packet!

  11. I'd be more than happy to proof your new packet. I'm your newest follower!

    :) Ash
    The Rolly Chair