Friday, June 12, 2015

June: Small Goals

This June is flying by! I've been busy packing and cleaning - I want to make sure I have a chance to relax and refresh so that I'm ready for the new school and a new school year.

I'm making some "small goals" of the rest of this month. I only have 18 days to attempt these goals (in the midst of moving cross-country) so I'm going to start small. At the end of the month, I'll repost these goals and see how I did. Let's get started!

1. Create! I want to spend a little time thinking creatively about what I need to create for my new classroom and for my new apartment! I only got a quick second to peek in the door when I was interviewing, so I'm not even sure what kind of classroom space I will have. So nerve-wracking exciting!

2. Which brings me to.... Print pictures of my Texas family and friends! I'm going to need to see my Texas peeps during the beginning of the year madness, so I'm planning ahead. Facebook photos, Christmas cards, pictures from my phone - they're all fair game. I'm making a picture wall in our new apartment and I'll let you see it when I'm done!

3. Write my first tweet! I watched a twitter tutorial done by a sweet friend, so I got an account and started following people, but I can't decide what I want to tweet first! Got any ideas?

If you want to link up and blog about your small goals for June, click on the picture at the top!

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Five Favorite Pins of June

It's summmmmeerrrrrr!!! It's finally summer break and I'm channeling that sweet snowman trying to stay cool here in the Texas heat.

For those who follow me on Facebook, you probably know what I've been busy doing - PACKING! We are packing up and moving to Kentucky in two weeks. So much to do! Ican'teven.

So I thought I'd take a quick packing break and link up with Aileen for a linky pinning party!

Here they are in no particular order:

1. The Dum Dum Song - Warm Up for Choirs

This looks like so much fun! I'm always looking for fun songs that can be expanded for a long choir season. I'm thinking I might teach 2 movements the first week and then add on another movement each week. :-)

2. Troika - Folk Dance Video

My students LOVE this dance and I love teaching it. This is a great refresher video for my students - I could even have this playing when they come in to remind them what we've learned in prior weeks. Great visual.

3. Beautiful Bokeh Inspirational Posters

So pretty! Available for free from Teaching in the Tongass on TpT!

4. Alice Goffman Ted Talk

Great TED Talk that's relevant to what's going on today. As a teacher of young black children, my eyes have been opened to things I would have never considered before. I really appreciate Alice's Ted Talk because she offers hope and solutions, without adding fodder to an already fiery topic.

5. Types of Performers Chart!

Perfect! I may have to print this out and put it up in my new room.

What have you been pinning lately?