Wednesday, December 30, 2015

New Year's Resolutions!


Once again, the ladies at TeachTalkInspire and My Day in K have outdone themselves and put together another amazing link up!!! 
We are so excited to participate and share our resolutions for 2016!

1. This year, we want to create more teacher friendly flipcharts for teachers.
We are fortunate enough to teach in a school where each teacher has a Promethean Board in their classroom.  Most of our "planning" time is spent formatting flipcharts with our focus skills and whole group activities to use with our students.  It helps us to stay organized during instruction, and ensures that we don't forget to cover anything! We aim to make a variety of cross-curricular flipcharts to share with other teachers to hopefully make their life a little easier. :)
2. When we started this blog, we had stars in our eyes and pledged to blog every week.  Haha. We were quite naive.  Well, life happens.  Between our families, classrooms, and all the extra work that comes with being a teacher, we were lucky to blog once a month!  And, with us both being pregnant, being on maternity leave, and having a newborn this year, it was even worse!
So, to correct this, we are sitting down and creating a REALISTIC blogging schedule for ourselves.
Fingers crossed!
3. As previously mentioned, life happens.  We get so busy with life and school, that it goes by too fast!!!  We LOVE getting together with our husbands (and now little girls), but just don't always have time.  Well, we are going to make some time! :) We are resolving to slow down and go out to dinner together once a month.  Nothing fancy, maybe McDonald's or Taco Bell if need be, but we are going to make it happen!
*By the way, have we introduced you to the Markers and Mascara mascots?
     
4.  Lastly, we are working to implement new teaching/learning strategies in our Math whole group lessons.  Our resolution is to create more focused goals for our students and to work to find/create strategies that best support them in reaching those goals.  We have been reading some research-based articles to learn more on the "best" strategies, and are so very excited to try them out with our students.  We look forward to sharing the outcome with you! *Again, fingers crossed! ;0)

We wish all of you tons and tons of happiness this 2016 year!!!  2015 was an amazing year for us and our families and we cannot wait to see what 2016 brings!  Happy New Year, Friends!


Be sure to visit the Link Up below to check out everyone's resolutions!


9 comments :

  1. What adorable little ones! I too hope to get on a consistent blog schedule. I will break it to you know, just because your kiddos get bigger doesn't mean you have more time for you, lol. My boys are teenagers and I can never seem to find enough time. Have a great New Year both of you!

    ~Laura
    Luv My Kinders

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    1. oops! now, not know, guess I should proof read first!

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    2. Thank you so much, Laura!
      Oh goodness, teenagers! We can't even fathom that yet, haha!
      We hope you have an amazing 2016!
      Much love,
      Ashley and Brooklynn

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  2. Your little mascots are absolutely precious! I'm taking a new look at math, too, even though I tend to heavily favor ELA. I'll be looking forward to seeing what y'all come up with.

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    1. You are too sweet, Tracy! We think they are cute, too! ;)
      We feel like we favor the ELA, also! Our county always makes big pushes for the reading, while math gets pushed to the side. We will definitely be sharing our journey!
      Thanks so much! Happy New Year!
      Ashley and Brooklynn

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  3. Hi Ashley and Brooklynn, thanks so much for taking the time to link up with us. I think your resolutions are great and very realistic. I too, had stars in my eyes when I started my blogging journey and life quickly got in the way. I really want to make more of an effort this year to blog. We can motivate each other! :)

    Happy New Year!

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    1. Thanks, Diana! Yes, please! We need someone to hold our feet to the fire! Haha It can just be so hard!

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  4. Hi Ashley and Brooklynn, Love the pics of your little ones. My babies just turned 4 and 5. Time will fly by so enjoy every single minute. I love your goals. I think we can really help keep each other motivated.

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    1. Thank you so much, Melinda! We plan to soak up as much baby time with them as possible! :) We love the idea of keeping each other motivated! We need all the help we can get!
      Happy New Year!

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