Earlier this month, I posted that one of my goals was to blog at least twice a month in 2020. Thankfully, I ran across this tweet by Jennifer Fairbanks yesterday to help support my goal:
sign up here.
As for the rest of my goals, they are just rocking right along. I've been able to keep up with my exercise goal and have mostly lost the weight I gained over the holidays. And I've continued to email parents (although I need to do this weekend's emails still!). So all in all, I'm considering this a win! :)
I had my students share some of their 2020 goals as well based on a tweet I saw over Winter Break. It has really warmed my heart to read their responses, plus it just makes my room look awesome! :)
So on to some other changes in 2020...
When I returned in January, I had a 70" TV connected wirelessly to a Surface Pro.
I knew the TV was coming as my room is a pilot room for updated technology. But it still caused a bit of anxiety as I figured out how to use it. :) Overall, I've been pleasantly surprised at how well it works, although my students do miss the larger Promethean board, even though the picture wasn't as clear and the bulb was dimmer by the day. The TV has a clear and crisp image, but due to the layout of my room, there's often a glare from the windows and the perspective angle is a bit challeging for some of the tables, but it's now been 2 weeks without any major snafu, so that's a win, right? :)
But school isn't the only place where change is happening...
In early November, our eldest cat, Allie, passed away after living a very good and very long life. Also during that time, our other cat, Kenzie, had been diagnosed with diabetes, so we were learning how to manage her illness and giving her 2 shots a day.
A few weeks ago, hubs decided he was ready to maybe look for another kitty to add to our home and had been casually looking at the various adoption sites. Saturday morning, he sends me a picture of a kitty that had been taken in this week at Animal Welfare and he wanted to meet her while we were out running errands. Thankfully, when we arrived, she was still available and this little darling will be coming home after her spay surgery later this week. Isn't that face just adorable?? :) She doesn't have a name yet, so suggestions welcomed!
In my "One Word" post a few weeks ago, I mentioned that my word this year was Courage because I need some courage to step out of my comfort zone and try new things.
When I shared with my students about going out of the country for the first time, several students started sharing their best travel tips. One of my students is a bit concerned about my safety while travelling alone and started a list of tips and hints on my whiteboard. My personal favorite is to not get involved with the mob, mafia, or drug lords....:) If you have tips to add, please drop them in the comments :)