13. Favorite Article of Clothing
Not a clothes fiend....I would wear jeans and a hoodie everyday, if I could get away with it! I do really want Portland socks. They are printed with image from our old airport carpet. (Only in Portland...weird things happen here!)
Love the Dodgers...Love Peewee Reese and Jackie Robinson...Love Baseball...Love the movie 42!
Saving Mr. Banks (had to go home and watch Mary Poppins)
11. Favorite TV Series
Sherlock is so good! Each episode is an hour and a half long and just six episodes so far.
Still Love New Girl!
Person of Interest
10. Favorite Restaurant
The Waffle Window--so many delicious ways to eat a waffle!
9. Favorite New Thing You Tried
Finally started a tpt store...it has one measly freebie:-) We will see where that goes.
8. Favorite Gift You Got
I have wanted a mixer for forever....no more mixing by hand!
7. Favorite Thing You Pinned
And not only did I pin it, I made it and it was delicious!
A three layer cake. Pumpkin spice cake on top and bottom. Cheesecake in the middle. Pumpkin frosting on top. All from scratch.
6. Favorite Blog Post
Winner: How to Eat a Cupcake If my class learns nothing else, I will consider it a success if they know how to eat a cupcake correctly!
Runner Up: Famous Teacher Appreciation An unsuccessful linky party attempt, but that doesn't deter me from liking it:-) Just spreading some appreciation.
5. Best Accomplishment
Reese (see #12) has made it to 8 months and we are both s till surviving...so that IS an accomplishment! She loves no-school days as much as I do!
4. Favorite Picture
Spent the day at the beach with friends I have had since 3rd grade. Love hanging out with the friends who have been around for forever! It is amazing how we get together and it is like no time passed at all!
3. Favorite Memory (this is going to have to be 2...sorry)
-Spent a week at Teacher's College Reading Institute. It was so inspiring and I wish I lived in New York, so I could go more often. While in NYC, I saw Newsies on Broadway. The whole trip Back East was fabulous, but I think Newsies was towards the top!
L to R: Nicole (Teaching With Style), Tanja (Journey of a Substitute Teacher), Michelle (3rd Grade al Dente), Laura (Teacher Laura), Me, Sarah (Sarah's First Grade Snippets), and Nicole (Teaching's a Hoot).
And it really is a small world....a student in my class is friends with a student in Michelle's class at a school across town!
2. Goal for 2014
I have been dabbling in Whole Brain Teaching for a while and love the results from the pieces I have implemented. My goal is to add more pieces and make it a much bigger part of my class environment.
1. One Little Word
I think my word is going to be motivate. I want to be motivated and, more importantly, I want to be one who motivates my Chickadees.
And there are my 13 things!