This has been one of the best years of my life so I couldn't wait to share some highlights!
January- I started using my new curriculum and felt like I could breathe for the first time in eight years! I also started using a bullet journal which is so pretty and fun!
February- Went to a Google Appa conference that was productive
March- A blog post of mine was published in our first ever MTBos book
May- I completed my first ever 30 posts in 30 days for #MTBoS30 and to top it off celebrated my 30th birthday in St. Louis
June- I canoed for the first time and zip lined for the second time. I got new teeth!
July- I went to Minneapolis Minnesota for the first time to attend my fourth Twitter Math Camp
August- I lost 50 pounds in one year thanks to my Fitbit and walking. I also started writing posts for the Day in the Life series.
September- My grandma came to visit; my uncle fixed the power in my basement and built me a beautiful hall tree
October- I surpassed my all time best of 109 blog posts in one year! This makes post 114.
November- I got a new phone
December- I had one of the best end of the semesters, Christmas break, and Christmas's ever!
And now some ideas for 2017...
A bad habit I'm going to break: crossing my arms when I walk around the class
A new skill I'd like to learn: an instructional routine to use
A person I hope to be more like: Rebecka Peterson
A good deed I'm going to do: send home happy notes or postcards to parents
A book I'd like to read: Making Number Talks Matter
A letter I'm going to write: individual letters to my seniors
I'm going to do better at: getting to school earlier
My students wrote to me that my classroom is colorful and welcoming, they look forward to my class, they like math now, I've helped them be more organized, I explain things in a way they can understand easily, they know that I care about them and their lives, and they enjoy being around me.
Good-bye 2016! 👋🏻