This time of of the year can be a very tiring time, or at least it is for me. I don't like cold weather (fortunately there hasn't been much of that here), and I hate that the sun is already down so early. I thrive during the warmer months and just survive the winter usually. After Christmas, give me one good snow and make sure the groundhog doesn't see his shadow. Anyway, as usual, Jennifer at Rowdy in First Grade has perfect timing with her monthly linky. This has become one of my favorite, and I think it's so important to focus on the positives. If you haven't ever participated, I'd encourage you to do so!
Something good from home: We got a new sectional for Christmas and bought Keagan a toy box. Now that Christmas decorations have been taken down, the living room looks SO much more organized! One of my unofficial New Year's resolutions was to actually keep the house clean. It's been clean a lot more than usual, at least. The toy box helps a lot because we're actually able to consolidate the space that his toys take up. Plus it's a lot quicker to pick everything up. Oh, and he's LOVING all of his new toys from Christmas, especially his kitchen. I'm starting to see him mimic us. He likes to "feed" us, although I've also seen him "feed" the dogs (he LOVES his dogs), so I may stop actually putting the spoon in my mouth!
Something good from school: I mentioned this in an earlier post, but I'm actually starting a version of Daily 5 in my classroom! As a Title I teacher pushing in and pulling out, I didn't think I'd be able to make it work. However, I wanted to do more individual conferencing and decided I would have them put together book bags (right now they're just Ziploc baggies) to do Read to Self. I think I'm going to also add Word Work and Work on Writing. For 30 minute blocks about 3 times a week, I think that will be perfect. Then I can do other lessons/activities for the other days. I'm excited!
What's your "something good" right now?