Sunday, December 21, 2014

New Year, New Goals for 2015

It's hard to believe that 2015 is just days away, let alone that the school year is half over already. At the beginning of the school year, I reflected on what my goals were for the school year. Since the new year is around the corner, I figured what better time than now to do the whole New Years Resolution thing.

Personal: To cook more often. My good friend Destiny, from Terrific Teaching and Learning, knows me so well for this. She even got me an "I can't cook, cook book" for a secret santa exchange. I plan on using it tonight to make something... here's to hoping I don't burn it.

Professional: I want to collaborate more with other teacher authors and bloggers. 2014 was the first year I attended any blogger meet ups, plus I was lucky enough to go to Vegas for the TpT Conference. I'm hoping that in 2015 I can attend more fun stuff like this!

Planning: I am awful at submitting grades through the online database the district uses. I keep a written record of weekly grades, so it's not like I don't keep grades at all. But since I have 5 students who all have different schedules amongst 3 different grades, submitting grades online can be a big pain. It's super important though, so I want to work on it and try to submit grades at the end of every week.

Organization: I was doing really well at the beginning of the year (like, through April), but then we moved to Texas. Since then, I've not written any data down for TPT. I have all of my receipts in a folder and I still have to go through them. It's kind of ridiculous. So I have proposed to my husband that we have one day at the end of each month where we tally up our profits and costs/expenses, that way when tax time comes, we just have to add up 12 months, instead of tens of receipts.

Students: I have some plans up my sleeve to engage them more in reading and get them reading more in the classroom. I just want my students to keep reading and read some more!

Motto: I've always been one to focus on the positive instead of the negative. Life is way too short to not see the beauty in each day. So I want to keep this up and praise my students more often to let them know just how awesome they are!

For my blogging friends, here is your chance to set some goals and link up! Use the picture below to set your own personal, professional, and classroom goals, then come back and link up.
Please link back to this post in your original posting by creating a link within your blog post or using my logo.


  1. This was a great idea Stephanie! I seriously need to have your organization goal. Every year at tax time I tell year!
    Merry Christmas!
    Burke's Special Kids

  2. I loved meeting you at the blogger meet up and hopefully can see you again at the TpT conference. It's so nice meeting teacher bloggers that can encourage you and be a fun new friend!

    The Learning Chambers

    1. P.S. I totally started saving my receipts and labeling them because of you :).

  3. We can do it girl, we can do it! I'm trying one of the shrimp recipes tonight, I'll let you know how it goes! :)


  4. I just linked your page to my blog. Thank you for a great idea.

    I hope you have a fantastic new year.

  5. I guess I was late to the link up - : ( I still did this post. Hope you get a chance to read it!
    Happy New Year!