Walkin in a Winter Wonderland Blog Hop!!!

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Listen I live a place where I can SEE snow on the mountains, but snow never falls in my town. Well let me tell you this is the view off my freeway! Say what!?! Are you kidding me! Hello snow in the Inland Valley! Look at that palm tree with snow on top!

It is the New Year and it is time to make some plans for the best year ever!
So here is what I am doing!
Planning ahead for my classroom and trying to have all my copies done 3 weeks in advance. That means I am busy writing my fluency and craft projects all the way through June!

Investing time into my health and faith
Service: This is really on my heart this year.  I have always seen my job as a ministry and service to the community.  I want to continue to bless the families represented in my classroom.  Here is how I do that:
  • I pray for the kids. I don’t do this out loud I don’t tell the kids I am praying for them. But as they share about their lives, I hold them up in prayer.
  • I buy their girl scout cookies.
  • I take amazing pictures that I hope the parents treasure. This is what I am doing when we come back in January
We did these as a contest in our fourth grade for our Winter Party. Too much fun. - Heart-2-Home
Making quality freebies for you! This is the best little group science experiment ever!
Hibernation Freebie
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Meeting amazing bloggers like Emily from Live this Love She is your next stop on the hop!


  1. I LoVe your cute little snow boys and girls! What a sweet idea! :) Hope to see you @ PK1 & SCKC, Katie! <3 Palma

  2. Happy New Year sweet Katie! I loved reading your post! I am also putting my FAITH and my HEALTH first this upcoming year! That is the cutest idea dressing your students in snowman/woman outfits! I know the parents appreciate the thoughtfulness of teachers like you!
    Jessica :)

  3. Katie thank you for sharing your goals this new year with us. Awesome goal of having copies done 3 weeks in advance, I'm lucky if I have them a week in advance :0) But I love the feeling of not stressing over copies and feeling prepared.
    Love your freebie too!
    2 Smart Wenches

  4. Katie, thanks for joining the blog hop! I think those snowman pictures are going to be so precious. You will have to blog about it so we can see them! Hope you are having a great new year! ~Laura

  5. Happy 2015!!! So love the snowmen photo!! Cute idea!!!

  6. 3 weeks in advance, now that is a great goal!! I need some of your planning skills! Thank you for the freebie!

  7. I love your {instagram} family pics of playing in the snow! It didn't snow at my house, but I can't believe how much snow hit our town!! Maybe we will get our first snow day this month?!?! can dream. ;-)
    A Teachable Teacher

  8. PS - Can you teach me HOW in the world you have plans and copies ready THREE weeks in advance? I thought one week in advance was "ahead"!!

  9. Craaaazy to have snow in SoCal wasn't it? I've been more cold this past week than ever! I don't know how people in the midwest and the east deal with snow and COLD!! This Cali just isn't made for it. Always enjoy reading your blog and seeing your Instagram.
    Fun being part of the hop with you!

    Teaching Powered by Caffeine

  10. That is a lot of snow! Love the FREEBIE for teaching students about animal adaptations. Thanks! TeacherMsH~ThirdIstheWord


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