Wednesday, January 1, 2014

Currently January

Happy New Year! How many of you stayed up (or maybe even went out) to ring in the new year? We were old and went to bed early. Actually, I made it to 10 before heading to bed, but travelling with a toddler will wear you out quickly! I'm going to keep it pretty short, but I want to post my currently!

Most of these are pretty straight-forward. We flew to visit my family in Mississippi and just got back yesterday afternoon. Keagan LOVED flying! I think he's more interested in planes right now than trains. He was a very good boy, but he wouldn't leave mommy's side. This meant I carried all 32 pounds of him through three airports, and I ended up eating with him in my lap multiple times. Steven and others tried to help, but he mainly just wanted me. It's been nice today letting him enjoy all of his toys and not needing to be in my lap all the time. Of course, our living room is covered in every toy that he got for his birthday/Christmas. Oh well!

In other news (more teacher-related), there is a new blog in town! A group of 20 wonderful reading specialists/coaches are starting a collaborative blog that will be full of great ideas for literature instruction. I'm so excited to be working with this group of talented women, and I can't wait for our big launch next week! Make sure you're following us on Bloglovin so you can collect a bunch of great freebies and learn all about the participants. Everything is all set up and ready to go!


  1. I have Christmas money burning a hole in my pocket too! I can't decide what to spend it on though...what are you planning to do with yours?

    The Polka-dotted Teacher

  2. Happy New Year! I am glad your son enjoyed flying! Have fun spending your Christmas you have anything in mind to buy?

    Rosie's Rambles

  3. We took our "crispy" Christmas tree down yesterday and as much as I love Christmas, it feels good to have it put away. Happy 2014!
    Funky First Grade Fun

  4. I finally took all my Christmas decorations down. It so fun putting it all up, but why is it such a pain to take it all down {ha}???


  5. Traveling with a little one is hard, but not boring! Looking forward to the new blog:).

  6. Glad the flight went well! I am looking forward to the new blog, too! It will be so much fun! Happy New Year's!

    Eclectic Educating

  7. I love spending my Christmas money! I have just a little bit left and I think I won't be happy until I spend every last penny!

    An Apple a Day in First Grade

  8. Good luck with your decorations! My husband takes them all down, and I’m so glad for it. Good luck with Adventures in Literacy Land. The design turned out so cute!!!

    I Teach. What's Your Super Power?

  9. I loved flying with my little ones. The experience was not easy, but fun. Congrats on the new blog.
    My Second Sense

  10. I was scrolling down all the linkups and your blog icon triggered my eye. I am so glad it because I love finding other teachers who love teaching reading! I love your blog. I just earned my MS in Reading and can't wait to become a reading specialist one day. Super excited for the new blog! Have a happy new year!

  11. The title of your blog caught my eye- love it! I just saw the link for the new blog- it looks like it will be a great resource. I love finding more blogs that have ideas for reading instruction. I look forward to following both blogs.
    On the Trail of Learning