Tuesday, December 31, 2013

New Year and New Resolve

Can you believe that we are at the end of 2013? It is really hard to grasp all that has taken place this past year. 2013 has been marked with many changes as I have mentioned in my previous post.

New... different... change... new...

This has been my life. During the transition,  we lived out of suitcases and were barely able to keep up with everyone's schedules. My job, house hunting,  the girls' schooling, sports...  my hubby and I did our best to maintain some sense of routine in the chaos.

Now we are on the other side and are so looking forward to 2014. It is my hope that I will be intentional this year about my goals and about my home.

I would like to build my business and continue blogging. I have missed it so much while I have been moving.

I would also like to try new teaching  techniques in my classroom that would encourage learning and expand my own experience. 

Lastly, and more importantly, I would like to be intentional about building the foundation of my home on Christ and fostering a loving atmosphere among my family of five.

What would you like to be intentional about this year?

Bring on 2014! Happy New Year's Ever everyone from my family to yours!

Saturday, December 28, 2013

New Beginnings = New Multiplication Pack... I'm Back!

Hello, friends! No, I have not fallen off the face of the earth. :) Life has been full of new things since I accepted my new job back in August... Let me just run through it a bit:

New home...

          New state...

                  New church...

                              New job...

New... new... new...

Wowzers!! These past few months have left my world reeling and my mind spinning. Not long after I got my new job as a third grade teacher, my husband and I felt the need to move closer as we lived an hour and a half away. We began to look around and God started opening doors for us. We found a new church (first priority), then found a home (cutest evah!). We next began the transition of resigning from pastoral ministry and have been praying about where my hubby will land. As of right now, we are operating on one income and praying for provision. Unfortunately, I have not had internet service throughout much of this transition so blogging has been relegated to the corner.

"But nobody puts Baby in the corner!" (You knew that was coming.) :)

So, I am excited to be back and I have begun to create new resources that I am using in my own third grade classroom. I am proud to introduce my first multiplication pack that has been exciting to use for my class. I needed a multiplication system to implement in my room that would display the students' progress, provide quizzes and a way to support students as they study. My team decided to use bookmarks for students to study. They keep the bookmark in their AR book on the corner of their desk so they always have two options when they have finished an activity early. Students take quizzes on Tuesdays and Thursdays. If they pass, they receive a new bookmark to study. They can also progress along a bulletin board. I have included a bulletin board set for you to use in each pack.

Because I LOVE themes, I have included two separate looks: Football and Beach! Here is a peek at what all you will receive:

Just click on either picture to take a look at the packs in my store. :) I hope you enjoy it and it makes multiplication mastery something fun and exciting in your classroom!