Monday, December 31, 2012

Hoppy New Year!

It's amazing to me that a single year can literally be the best and the worst all wrapped up into 12 months...but here I am. While I became a Mommy in late 2011, I truly felt that I came into my own in 2012. I took on incredible responsibility and my heart opened in unimaginable ways. He is my heart. He is the reason for me. I became a better and stronger person in 2012. I have thrown everything I am into being a good Mommy and a better teacher. I can't begin to tell you how much I am looking forward to 2013...there is a tiny light beginning to shimmer at the end of this tunnel.

I am ever so grateful for the support that I have found in the Blogosphere. I know I don't always email back, but you should believe me when I say....I love you all. You have helped me get through this year. You have helped me support myself and my son...and not just financially but emotionally, as well. So many of you, I just know I would hug if we met...and someday, my head will not be in the clouds and I will reach back to you.

I sought to change things in my classroom in 2012. I felt that I had control there. I revamped my room and by doing so, I changed it for the better. I am more in tune with the Common Core....but I will never lose sight of what my students need. They absolutely need to learn but they also need to love school. I feel that I am succeeding within my classroom. I have always loved teaching; however, this year has made me love teaching in a greater depth.

I just finished up my newest unit. It is Transportation...ya know, one of my favorite units of the year...LOL. Anywho, I just know my little Kinder-Hoppers are going to love the centers! There are a total of 14 centers (7 math and 7 literacy), each with a response/worksheet that corresponds. Here are some pics...

It has been a while since I posted just some free stuff and for that I am sorry. I wish I could just put everything for free, and hopefully one day, I will be able to go back to that. For now, I am putting up a few penguin things that I created a while back, as always, I hope you find something you can use within your classroom! Click on the images below to download :)


May 2013 bring you much love, great healthy, and lots of happiness! Happy New Year, my friends!


  1. Thank you for the wonderful freebies!! And a very Happy New Year to you and Cooper as well!

    Heather (

  2. You are an amazing person. Your story touches my heart. I wish you and darling Cooper the best new year. You inspire the teachers you so generously share and create for.
    Happy New Year!

  3. Happy New Year! Best wishes for 2013!

  4. thank you for the cute penguin activities.
    we will be studying penguins soon and these will be a nice addition.
    happy new year...many blessings to you and your son.

  5. Thanks for sharing your story and your materials. May the new year bring you and Cooper many blessings!

    ~ Amy

  6. I wish you much happiness in the new year.

  7. I hope 2013 is a great year for you and Cooper! Thank you for all the time you put into helping us be better teachers.

  8. Thank you for those cute ideas! I am a new blogger and would love to get my name out there in the teacher blogging world. I am a K teacher right outside of Nashville (Franklin). I am having a difficult time tapping in and friending other teacher bloggers :) Any advice/shout outs would be tremendously appreciated!
    Thanks so much!
    Elizabeth Hall

  9. Happy 2013! And oh, how I LOVE all your cutie-patootie creations, as usual!!!!

  10. Thanks for the freebies! Your resources are always so fantastic. Happy New Year!