Sunday, January 4, 2015

One Little Word to Start A Big Year

As 2015 began, I contemplated on what my one little word would be for the new year. Last year I chose the word, breathe, which was more than appropriate for the overwhelming year that included tons of grad school work, a grade change, a classroom change, and me trying to be a wife, friend, teacher, daughter, sister, etc. Reflecting on last year, the goals that were reached, the struggles that were overcome, along with the struggles that still remain, I have chosen a word that it unbelievably fitting....

I am choosing to focus on the activities that make me smile, the songs that make me want to sing at the top of my lungs, the dreams that scare me to death but make me a more passionate person. I choose to focus on spending time with the people I love, to further develop meaningful, lifelong relationships, to focus on my blessings rather than my upsets. 

Professionally, I choose to focus on the individual needs of my students rather than the standardized tests and to organize my time so I can create meaningful resources that enhance mathematical instruction.

Yes, in 2015, I choose to focus. 

A special thanks to Amanda at Artful Happiness for designing my One Little Word logo. Speaking of the talented Amanda, she also designs and personalizes these precious desk calendars. Y'all have to check out her Etsy store. This little calendar is the perfect size and adds a touch of elegance to my not so elegant desk. I don't know about y'all, but I hate having a calendar laying flat on my desk because I just pile "stuff" on top of it which defeats the entire purpose of having a calendar. I just love how I can see my little daily, monthly timeline during those rare moments where I can sit down! 

You can find Artful Happiness here, or by clicking any of the images above. I'm telling you, these calendars are just so sweet :) 

Oh, and if you are looking for a way to review math concepts with your third and fourth graders, check out my New Year Review resources below.

 Have a fabulous, focused first week back.


  1. Thank you for the shoutout Maegan! Please let me know if you ever need additional artwork! I would be happy to design anything for you!

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