I love setting goals, so New Year's Resolutions get me very excited :)

This year, I decided to do something different.  I've found five quotes to inspire my 2014 resolutions.

1) Be more grateful and kind (to everyone).
2) Find adventure!
3) Run faster and run more miles! My goal is to run 500 miles in 2014! It's okay if some of those 500 miles include some walking breaks :)


Merriest Christmas Wishes!

Since the week before Thanksgiving, my family has battled "influenza" and then pneumonia :(  Technically it wasn't influenza because the tests came back negative, however, they believe it is a strain that isn't being tested.  My son got it first, then my husband, and now my daughter.  She has had the most trouble getting over this!  We've been to the doctor 4 times in 6 days, only to find out last night she somehow has a double ear infection, and still has pneumonia.  My house has been full of 103 degree fevers, coughs, headaches, Kleenex, and GERMS!!!

I'm the only one that hasn't contracted this!  I feel like the CDC could come and study my immune system!

I'm hoping we are all better by Saturday when we are officially on Christmas break!  I've been doing 24 hour breathing treatments around the clock with my children, and haven't been able to keep up with my blog :(

I hope this is just isolated to my local area (we've been sending children home right and left) and nobody else gets this!!!

I found this "old fashion" health awareness poster!  I'm happy I don't know any careless spitters :)

1.  Today is St. Nicholas day :)   I grew up putting my shoes under the tree on Dec. 5th and my children love the tradition!  At school, St. Nicholas' birthday is a very big deal!

2.  The Elf arrives on Dec. 7th.  This is my first time having an elf! My son put it on his Christmas list.  He only has 4 things on the list, and one of them is an elf :)
I have my elf planner done!! Our elf is NOT going to be naughty :)  I'll post some pictures next week! Off to hide her for 1 more day!

3.  Differentiating work stations.  Oh boy!  I really feel like the teachers I work with do an awesome job tying all the work stations to what they have been teaching and what the students need to practice.  We just found out that the expectation is that the work stations are differentiated for students.  I would love to hear ideas!!! 

4.  Online shopping....I love it!  It is super cold here (windchill in single digits) and the packages just arrive :) 

5.  Anchor Charts.  I love this blog for great long vowel anchor charts! Mrs. Terhune, you are awesome!!!! The teachers at my school love her blog to get anchor chart ideas!  I made some posters for the teachers to use during work stations that are based off the anchor charts she used for long vowels :)

Linking Up with Doodle Bugs!
They have arrived!  I'm excited to be featured in the PK-K book!  There are lots of fantastic ideas for both reading and math :)  Click on the links for other eBooks: 1st-2nd grade, 3rd-6th grade and 7th-12th grade!

I love my job, but five days off with my family makes it so hard to go back to work!!!

I'm linking up with Farley for currently.  We have our tree up and both the inside and outside of our house are decorated :)  If you are looking for an easy decorating idea, I found these glass vases for $1 at the Dollar Store.  I just used a box of multi-color ornaments (smallish ones) that I found at Kohls for $3.  This vase was about 12 inches tall.

Linking up with Farley!  I cannot believe it is December.  Time flies when you are having fun!
I just love this graphic by Glitter Meets Glue Designs to promote the Cyber Monday (and Tuesday) sale :)

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