Sunday, December 30, 2012

New Year's Resolutions, Penguin Giveaway, and SALE!!

Good Morning Friends!!,

I am making a quick stop by this morning before I head off to Sea World with the family on this cold morning!! I had to link up with my friend Jen over at The Teacher's Cauldron for her New Year's Resolutions linky!
All that you have to do is link up with your New Year's Resolutions...personal and/or for blogging (if you have a blog).
Here it goes...
My personal resolution is not going to be your typical. I'm not going to promise to exercise or lose weight. I'm not going to promise you I'm going to eat healthier. My New Year's resolution is to be a stronger person! I have a problem with letting people take advantage of me. I have a hard time saying no. I resolve to take a stand and not be such a push over. This is going to be hard for me, but I think I have hit the point where I'm ready to give it a shot!

My blogging resolution is to blog on a more regular basis. I was doing great at the beginning and during the summer, but that all took a nose dive when the new school year came along. I have recently seen the idea of a blogging calendar on pinterest. I LOVE this idea!! I want to set up a calendar for blogging like this, so I can get ahead of the game:
This is cool...maybe a way to plan blog posts.

 I also hope to remember to take more classroom pictures so I can share what I am doing in my classroom here on my blog!

Go and link up with Jen at The Teacher's Cauldron to share some of your New Year's Resolutions!

Next up, I just finished my new unit, "Plenty of Penguins"!!

This unit includes nonfiction information on 10 different types of penguins, vocabulary cards, real life pictures and posters, graphic organizers for each type of penguin, a fact keeper book that students can record information and keep for future reference, and a penguin facts craftivity. Here is a collage of my unit in action:

Click HERE to view it at my TPT store!

In case you missed it, I am giving away 2 copies to some lucky winners!! The giveaway ends when the ball drops at 12:00 on January 1st. Enter for your chance to win in the Rafflecopter below!!

The last BIG news today is...I am having a TPT sale for New Year's!!! From today through January 1st, everything in my TPT store is 20% off!!! 

Click HERE to head to my Teachers Pay Teachers store!! Happy Shopping!! :)


  1. Mine is the same for my personal goal! It is so hard as teachers to find time to make healthy meals because we are constantly go go go! Good luck!

  2. Love the idea of a blogging calendar! :) I think that would really be helpful to me too! :) Thanks so much for the giveaway! I'm all set! :) I've been following you for a bit...would you mind stopping by my page and following me too?

    from Mrs. Russell's Room-First Grade

  3. Great goals, Lisa! Sounds like you are more than ready to take on 2013! Good luck and Happy New Year to you!
    Ѽ Lori
    Teaching With Love and Laughter

  4. Your personal goal is one that I had to master in my late 20's and I am so glad I did!! People will still love you!! I really need a planner for my blogging stuff. Now that I am sone shopping for everyone I need to buy a planner for myself!!
    Good luck with your goals in the New Year!!

    Surfin' Through Second

  5. Best wishes to you in the new year! Remember just say no! I need to remember this myself!!!

  6. Enjoy your time at Sea World! I LOVE the blogging calendar. Saying "no" is something I struggle with also. Good luck with those New Year's Resolutions! Happy New Year!

  7. That calendar is awesome! I am the same way and really need to start seeing the monthly big picture of everything- it will definitely free up some much needed time & energy! Good luck with your goals :) Happy 2013!!

    3rd Grade Thoughts

  8. I love that calendar, so visual. I, also, have a hard time saying "no", so I am trying to save my "yes, for the best". Have fun at Sea World.

    The First Grade Princess

  9. Hi Lisa! Thank you for stopping by my blog and I am so glad that you can help out with my giveaway! I will be in touch soon. I am totally with you on both of your resolutions. I am a pleaser by nature too and it is so tough to say no! We can do it though:)
    Fourth Grade Flipper

  10. Love your resolutions, Lisa! It took me a long time to learn to say no, but it seems to come easier with age for me! lol I am in LOVE with that blogging calendar! I started keeping blogging lists at the beginning of the year and those really seemed to help...I'm going to start a calendar now!

    Teaching Maddeness

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