Thursday, July 10, 2014

2014-2015 Goal Setting

One thing I would like to get better at is setting reasonable goals for myself.. both personally and in my professional life.  I am realizing that I don't exactly handle stress well and my go-to way to handle it is to get super intense and try to hammer everything out at once...  Instead of creating lots of sub-goals to achieve along the way, I try to do it all at once... While still effective at getting jobs done, it's definitely not best for my overall health!

So.. in an attempt to turn over a new school year leaf, I am linking up with....Simones Math Resources 
 to set my goals for this year. :) Here they are!

All self explanatory, and while they may seem simple, I really think achieving them will leave me feeling successful and satisfied at the end of this school year..

On another note, I am trying to spread the word about my blog.. If you, or a bloggy friend you know, are hosting a series of Guest-Bloggers, please let me know!  I'd love to participate!  After guest-blogging for...

4 The Love of Teaching

I realized what a great way it is to network and meet other bloggers.. I am actually considering hosting one myself!  Let me know if you'd be interested!!  

Have a great day!
~Miss McDonald :) 

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Guest Posting at For the Love of Teaching!

Good Morning!!

I will not be posting on my own personal blog today.. I popped over to Lana at For the Love of Teaching to share some of what has worked for me when it comes to creating a community of students who WANT TO READ!! Interested?  Click the picture below!

See you over there! :)

~Miss McDonald :)

Sunday, July 6, 2014

July Currently.. and a Guest Post!

Today I am linking up with Oh' Boy 4th Grade for her July Currently.  Things have been crazy here in MD for our little family.. can you guess why?  Read my Currently and see if you can find a common theme...!  :)

listening... to Robert Irvine kick some butt!
loving... the weather here... It has been beautiful!  Low humidity, mid-high 70's, sunny and blue skies.. I think Maryland is begging us to stay..
thinking... about how drastically my life is about to change.. we are moving our entire life across country.. I just freak out thinking about it. 
wanting... this move to be over so we can settle and get used to where we are living.. that includes meeting my new classroom! :)  It is killing me that I can't buy anything for it yet! 
needing... a pedicure.. which I am getting tomorrow with a great friend of mine. :)
4th plans...we ate, sipped wine, played cornhole, and enjoyed the company of our great friends (who I am really going to miss)!

So... did you find the theme?  Have you moved long distances before?  Do you have any tips you can offer me?  We are headed from Maryland to California... aaahhh!

Also... I will be guest posting over at For the Love of Teaching on Wednesday all about READING!...  Make sure to stop over!  I will post the link into my post on Wednesday so you can stop by.
Happy Reading!
~Miss McDonald :)