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Happy 2016!

Hello, friends! If you're like me, you love the excitement the new year can bring. The time of year where anything seems possible, and the time when we reflect on the previous year. 2015 was a year of movement, to say the least. I am so happy with what has happened this year, be it launching my blog, figuring out the TPT business world, making new friends, or just finding out how AMAZING this community is! I have followed many of you throughout the years, and am SO thankful to now call many of you "friend."
To start the new year, I am linking up with some of my girls from the Primary Punchbowl, Diana and Jayme.

Let's get started.....
Personal: It is HARD to not get caught up in the Instagram, Periscope, Blab, TPT, Facebook Groups, etc. They are all GREAT tools, in their own way. My main resolution, though, is to only use them intentionally, and to not get caught up in "needing" to do these things. Just a little bit of honesty here. Also, I think it is SO important to be present and intentional with people, especially during face-to-face time. I am resolving to really enjoy and spend intentional time with others. 

School: My students are rock stars. I mean it. I had some VERY early readers. I want to take this and make them into rock star writers. We can do it! I am excited to see where they go in their writing journeys. 

Blog: HI, my name is Erin, and I got caught up from November-December and didn't blog. Sorry. I really want to STICK to blogging at least once a week. To think that I only started blogging in January 2015 is crazy, but I feel like I've learned a lot, and should be putting that out as well....

Thanks for joining me for my blog post! I can't wait to see what your resolutions are! If you'd like the template, click below. PLEASE be sure to linkup with us on the linky as well!! 

Happy New Year!! Cheers to 2016!!

Currently December

Once again, I am teaming up (albeit, LATE) for Currently with Farley!!! Happy December, friends!!
Listening: I love when great books get turned into films! I am listening to/watching Catching Fire tonight!
Loving: My younger nephew is in a snuggly phase, and is content to just sit on my lap for awhile! We had our town Christmas parade tonight, and he just snuggled all cozy in my lap.
Thinking: This month is my birthday. My 32nd birthday. I am trying to decide what I would like to accomplish in my 32nd year. Starting TPT and a blog in my 31st year was monumental, so this next year has endless possibilities!
Wanting: If you don't already know this about me, I LOVE TO GIVE GIFTS!! It is my "Love Language." I sometimes get a little stressed out thinking about ways to make others happy, but I really do enjoy it.
Needing: whether it be in the form of Dr. Pepper or coffee, I am in constant need of liquid energy these days. 2. MORE. WEEKS. We can do it, friends!

The tree: I have had a fake  tree since moving out. It just is the way it goes. Plus, I hate chopping one down and then throwing it away. #dontjudgemyfaketree

I hope you'll join us for currently!!

Five For Friday, December 4

Oh, friends! Welcome back! I have missed you!
Tonight, I am teaming up with Doodle Bugs Teaching for another Five for Friday!

I couldn't help pulling out the tree over Thanksgiving break and decorating as much as possible while I had the time and energy, I LOVE this season, and I love to decorate... Here is a glimpse into what I've accomplished so far...

TRUE STORY... Parent Project creations are underway....


Our elf, Mickey, got into a little bit of trouble with our school elf, Cali, this week! It is safe to say that the holidays are in full effect at school, too!! 

Some of my favorite holiday activities.... One is a shared writing of our Songfest lyrics... Students get to write the sight words, and we read for fluency. The other is an elf project that I LOVE to do. I am thinking this elf is going to have to be my next make & take blab project! 

Today, I came home to my Secret Santa box from I Teach For a Living (Lorraine). I loved everything about my package!!

Happy weekend friends! Hang in there, only 2 more weeks to go!! :)