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January 3, 2016

New Year New Material!

I don't know about you, but I literally feel sick going back to school after a long break. I love, love, love spending family time and the thought of Monday just does not sit right. Not only do I have to wake up early again and get back into the routine, I have to PLAN! I always try to leave my classroom ready to come back; however, we all know that doesn't always cut it. I have tried to make my life easier with already having my plans and objectives set. Hopefully you find them helpful to you as well! 

I always try to make time to reflect on the past year and make resolutions. It is a great time to knock out bad habits and start fresh. I have an entire mini unit on New Year's Resolutions and I talk to my students about what that means and how we can help each other stick to our resolutions. I have my students write about their top 5 memories from the past year. Check out the freebie here: 
Starting a new year does not have to be intimidating. We can do this together. Have a great week back and blessings to you all! I hope you all have a Happy New Year and enjoy a fresh start! Here is the link to the entire New Year Pack! New Year Activities

January 2, 2016

New Year Monthly Goals~ 2016

Happy New Year! As I was reflecting on 2015 I found many things that I want to improve on. I know I need to improve on many aspects of my life. I think it is a great idea to reflect and set goals for 2016! Here are my goals:

Family Goal: It is so easy to get caught up in life and forget what is important. My family is #1 always, yet often times family time gets pushed to the side. I want to focus more on family nights. My boys love playing board games so that is something I really want to focus doing more. I want to spend less time on electronics and t.v. and just enjoy each others company.

TPT Goal: I have to say 2015 was a great year for me on my TpT journey. I met my first milestone, which was totally awesome, and am looking forward to what's to come for my store! I still have many goals for myself. This month I want to focus on updated older products and making sure they are high quality work. I also want to blog once a week. I love getting my thoughts out and blogging is such a great outlet. 

Educational Goal: This one was difficult for me. I have my Master's Degree and I continue to read and learn about the newest trends in education. However, I do need to start creating more testing prep and materials that utilize the information I have learned. There is always something new that can be learned. 

Personal Goal: Oh wow...I have so much work to do on this one. I have let myself go. My husband and boys get the best of me (which I totally don't mind) and I usually don't have much left for just "me". I think this is pretty normal; however, I am in desperate need of "me" time. My goal is to start exercising and prepare healthier meals for my family. 

I encourage you to join us in creating your own goals. Make sure to link up with us on INSTAGRAM and use the hashtag #IG2016GOALS. We would love for you to tag us in your post! I am Coffman's Creative Classroom on IG! We can't wait to see your goals! Blessings to you and good luck with your goals!

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