If there's one thing I love, it's Christmas.

I love the smell, sights, sounds, and well, I love everything about it.  Christmas for me is at the end of the school year and in summer time.  It's a wonderful time, even without the magic that winter brings.

I'm linking up with my girls over at Focused on Fifth for our monthly Products for Payday linky. We've each highlighted a resource we think should be in your cart for the big sale!
Check out my Christmas Themed Thinker's Keys resource.  This has 20 higher order thinking writing prompts to keep your students really engaged over the coming weeks!


It's me.  The crazy person who lost it yesterday.  I want to use more colourful language, but, well you know me!

Yesterday I was unrecognisable.
I wasn't the composed, 30 year old who can juggle 28 student's learning needs without letting anyone fall through the cracks.
I wasn't the creative musician who can write a song to teach my students how to tie their shoelaces, or skip count in 2's.
I wasn't the daughter, sister, or friend that you've known for the past 30 years.

I was... well let's face it, I was a pyscho.

You might not know this, but I cried the entire way home.  I couldn't see through the tears.  The radio might have been playing, but I was too loud to hear it.  I haven't cried like that since... Well I don't think I've ever cried like that.
You might also not know, but I could feel it coming.  I could feel my stomach knotting, I lost control of my thoughts, everything was in a blur.  I tried to let you know, but you didn't hear me.  You might have been listening, but you didn't hear.
You might not know this, but I'm crying right now.

Can you believe that we are half way through NOVEMBER?!
Oh my word that is cray cray!

If you're here today, you're in for a treat!  The bloggers from Focussed on Fifth have come together and we are hopping from one place to the next sharing some great tips with you!  Don't worry - you can start anywhere!  Once you end up back here you have completed the loop!  Happy hopping!

My tip is SUPER simple.  I call it "What do you want me to do about that?"

As teachers we read a lot right?

We read the books we are about the give our kids to study.
We read literature telling us how to be a better teacher.
We read reports and other formal documents.
We read emotions, tensions, situations.

But when do we get to read for fun?

Kid President has declared this month "YESvember".  I like that.

I like KP

Let's do this thing!

The beautiful Farley has once again knocked it out of the park with her Currently linky party.  I love this time of each month.

Something new

Something exciting

Something different!

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