My break sure was fabulous, and I hope yours was too! I hate to break it to you, but it's almost time to go back to school - if you haven't already!

Hey, at least your lesson planning for January will be easy because my friends from The Primary Peach and I have done the planning for you! I've sifted through many resources and chosen my favorites to share with you.

My primary focuses for January are teaching my second graders about characters in reading and regrouping in math. We will also be doing some goal setting as testing approaches... BOO.

Make sure to click on the pictures below to get your resources

Clicking an image will take you to a PDF file, where you can click around on the individual pictures to check out all of the blog posts and freebies. 

As far as goal-setting goes, we will be referring to our data folders. Students will review data and make specific, measureable goals to meet by the end of the year. It's a great way for us to get our minds right before testing at the end of the month.

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Good luck heading back to school, sweet friends. Make sure to head back to the Primary Peach for MORE January fun and freebies!

You can also find me on InstagramFacebookPinterest, and TPT for more ideas to make your teaching life a little easier! Have a happy November!!


Here's to 2016 being the best, yet!

Thanks Farley, as always, for hosting Currently!


I'm currently enjoying the silence, but during my winter break I have become addicted to the Serial podcast. I heard about it when it first came out a few years ago, but just recently gave it a try. I'm ADDICTED. OBSESSED. It's SO GOOD. 


I made my favorite crock pot meal, this cream cheese chicken chili, earlier this week. I have just LOVED snacking on it all week long! It is quick, easy, and delicious. Thank goodness the weather finally cooled down a little bit; Today is definitely chili weather. 


I don't even want to acknowledge that we only have a few days left. UGH. I have really enjoyed my time off. This year has been so tough that it's hard to get pumped up about going back!


I am wanting to get some more products in my TPT store, but I've had a bit of writer's block lately! Of course writer's block typically comes when I actually have plenty of time to sit down and create - ha! I know that once I get back in the classroom, the ideas will flow and it will be hard to make time to see them through. 


I need to take down Christmas decorations. I don't want to. There's something so cozy about Christmas lights. Sigh. 


As I already mentioned, this school year has been hard. I'm really going to make more of an effort this semester to leave work at work - especially my emotions - and choose joy every day. More on that later!

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Happy new year to you and yours!