Today I'm linking up with some of my favorite blogs for the 14 in 14 Linky Party!
This year has been a whirlwind, and if I had to choose one word to sum up the year I would say:
In the best way possible, this year has been so busy with school and my personal life, that I feel like I haven't had a moment to breath!
2: Goal for 2015:
Trying to balance school, my new position as a vice-principal, going through an accreditation year and writing never ending reports, TPT, a blog, and a personal life has been a challenge for me, so next year, I seek to find more balance in my life to be happier, and hopefully not drive my husband so crazy : )
3. Favorite Memory:
Renting a cabin in Big Bear with my friends!
4. Favorite picture:
Nigel just coming home from the groomers.
This picture just kills me every time I see it! I really just sums up all his feelings about me taking him to get his hair cut : )
5. Best Accomplishment:
Becoming the Vice Principal of Academics for our school.
I didn't fully know what I was getting myself in to, and that there would be no training, and that I would just have to figure everything out as I went along. On top of that, people look to me to be the expert, and come to me with a myriad of questions that I don't always have the answer to. Despite all of that, I love the position. It's tricky balancing the responsibilities on top of my normal kindergarten teacher responsibilities, but I have learned SOOOO much, and I am grateful for the opportunity. I know that next year will be a lot easier, after having done it once before (and no longer having to worry about accreditation : )
6. Favorite Blog Post:
My blog post on the 30 Best iPad Apps for Kindergarten was definitely my favorite post. I learned a lot in writing it, and my students have benefited from the things I learned!
7. Favorite Thing You Pinned:
So.....I couldn't just pick one pin, but I did narrow it down to one board : ) Next year I have a goal of allowing my students to have more STEM opportunities, especially concerning engineering. This board is helping me to gather ideas not just for my class, but for our whole K-8 school as well.
8. Favorite Gift You Got:
My blog redesign! My hubby and I were trying to redesign it on our own, and it was frustrating, but we learned a lot in the process. In the summer, my husband surprised me by purchasing a blog design from The Cutest Blog on the Block! We worked with Kerri, and she was just awesome! She even answers questions I have months after the design has been complete. More than the design, I think the gift was special to me, because my husband showed that he believed in me and was there to support and encourage me.
9. Favorite New Thing You Tried:
Camping!!! I am not an outdoorsy girl, I actually get hives from the sun, that's how white I am! My friends convinced me to go on a Yosemite camping trip this year, and I loved it! To be fair, we were in a place called housekeeping that had bathrooms and electricity, so I was definitely glamping. I have never been more dirty and disgusting in my entire life, but we had so much fun, and it was really beautiful and peaceful. I highly recommend Yosemite National Park to anyone wanting a breathtaking camping experience!
10. Favorite Restaurant:
Donut Bar!!! Okay, maybe this isn't a restaurant, I am going with a loose interpretation of that, but hey, they serve food! My husband and I went there yesterday, and although we have been to many great restaurants this year, I can't seem to get the salted caramel donut I had there off of my mind. Best donut I have ever had!!!!
11. Favorite TV Series:
When I get home from work, I don't want to think too hard : ) I love the Mindy project for its ridiculous humor, it never fails to make me laugh!
12. Favorite Movie You Watched:
I didn't really watch too many movies this year, but as stated earlier, I am a fan of ridiculous comedies. I think that is part of the reason that I love teaching kindergarten, because I have their same sense of humor, farts still get me every time, and I have a huge Will Ferrell Obsession : )
13. Favorite Article of Clothing:
My brown riding boots with the red zipper. Something about the red zipper just makes me happy : ) These aren't the actual pair I have, mine are from Francesca's, and I don't have a good picture of me wearing them. Also, I am too lazy to get out of my pajamas and take a good picture (It's Christmas break people!!).
14. Favorite Quote:
I have pinned many inspirational quotes that will soon go up in my office, but this one just makes me smile every time!
I hope everyone has a wonderfully blessed 2015!!!