Sunday, January 5, 2014

Happy New Year and Currently!

Oh my - I have neglected my blog this month!  

In my defense, though, it was a crazy December AND we had a family trip planned with my mother-in-law and sister-in-law's families to Florida!  We flew out Christmas day and came back very very late on Friday the 3rd (which also happens to be my son's birthday - yikes!  I'm a mother of a teenager - 13 years!).

Soooo....I hope that's excuse enough!  It was fun, although the workaholic in me misses the time I could've spent in my room cleaning, organizing, etc.  I'm here today (Sunday) and even though I worked my tail off in December so the first week, at least, would be planned for January, I am still simply overloaded as I came in today!  

So, first things first....Currently January thanks to Farley!  Be sure to link up!

I think most of it is self-explanatory, especially the "wanting."  As teachers you know how it is - you have NO CLUE how those kids will walk in after 2 weeks of break!  Will they remember anything???

As for New Year's Eve - we didn't quite celebrate it in the same way this year, but we always do an "at home" celebration complete with finger foods and watching all the specials on TV.  Sounds boring, but we manage to make it fun, dancing, yelling, singing, etc.  Last year, a friend shared this great idea about balloons and popping one each hour and doing the activity inside.  I blogged about it last January in 2012. :)

Now, so what have I been up to?  Well, ever since I saw Educasong's Winter Olympics clipart, I knew I wanted to do some sort of packet for February.  I LOVE the Winter Olympics (more than summer).  Just fascinated, sitting there watching the events!  I also love her clipart - be sure to check it out and follow her shop - she discounts the first 24 hours that she puts anything up!

So, thinking about what we'll be studying in January, this is what I came up with:

I'm pretty proud of this packet - it comes with 2 Geography, 5 Math, and 6 Literacy activities!  It took me almost a month to complete, and I am sooo excited to use it with my kids come February!

Here's a sneak preview of some of the activities inside!





I hope you'll check it out!  It's available on TPT {here} and Teacher's Notebook {here} and Resources4Teaching {here}.
 


2 comments:

Jordan said...

Hi! I found your blog through Farley's. I also teach 2nd grade! I'm with you on wanting at least one more day of break...if not a few more :-). Hope you enjoy your Sunday!

Jordan
Team V's Second Grade Fun

Lindsay Oles said...

Disney is so magical isn't it? We brought my 3 (now 4 year old) daughter there for spring break last year. We will definitely be going back in the future. My husbands cousins surprised their two girls with a Disney trip for Christmas. I've never been during the holidays, but I can only imagine.

The holidays went by way too fast, can't even believe that the New Year is here! Good luck to you in 2014!

Found your blog through Currently! Would love for you to head over and check out my blog…
Lindsay
If You Give a Teacher a Treat

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