December 27, 2011


I love this time of year. A year ago I married the man of my dreams. We have accomplished a lot this year and had many learning experiences together. As the year closes I can't help but spend time to  reflect and set goals for the future. In case you have not figured it out, I love lists and goals. It must be the OCD in me.

Some ideas I have been pondering:

"The tragedy of life doesn't lie in not reaching your goal. The tragedy lies in having no goals to reach." ~ Benjamin Mays

A goal without a plan is just a wish

"Set daily, monthly, and long term goals and dreams. Don't ever be afraid to dream too big. Nothing is impossible. If you believe in yourself, you can achieve it." ~ Nastia Liukin

You must make SMART goals. Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Relevant, and Time Bound.

This last week I started thinking about what I wanted to see happen in the new year. Here are some of the ideas that are floating around in my head.

1. Read five professional books
   a.) I am open to suggestions here. Anyone interested in another book study this year?

2. Create fun and educational ways for my students to reach their goals
   a.) Touch point numbers with clothespins
   b.) Sight word games
   c.) Handwriting exercises
   d.) Picture cues for common choices

1. Blog at least three times a week
2. Create one product/unit every month
3. Create one freebie a week
4. Redesign my blog by the end of the year
5. Connect to other bloggers through comments, linky parties, and giveaways

1. Exercise at least three times a week (Hubby even promised to run with me.)
2. Try a new recipe each week
3. Save up enough money for a trip to Japan
4. Declutter my home (52 weekly goals)
5. Get outside

Interested in joining the fun? Link up with Tammy from Live Love Laugh Everyday in Kindergarten HERE.


  1. I recommend reading Mechanically Inclined by Jeff Anderson.

  2. Those are some great goals! I need to de-clutter for sure!!
    First Grade Blue SKies

  3. anything by Debbie Diller, or the Responsive Classroom books :)