New Year Reflections, Freebies & a Fabulous Giveaway :)

Friday, December 30, 2011
I can't believe tomorrow is the last day of 2011!! WOW!! I'm really excited about starting a fresh new year!! My "teacher" new year's resolution is to simply stay organized. This has always been one of the hardest parts of teaching for me. I am a clutter bug with limited space. I have a hard time letting go of "my stuff" because..well.. I might just need it one day. Sometimes I get discouraged & exhausted trying to keep everything in its place. Am I the only one out there who *organizes* for hours and then can't find one darn thing that I need?!?! Thankfully, Deanna Jump's organizational words of wisdom posted {HERE} completely inspired me to keep working on my goal!! First step(s)- have faith, let go of the stuff & deep breath....

As far as a personal new year's resolution, I want to start spending quality time with my hubby. Confession~My almost 3 year old son has only spent a total of 2 nights away from us. It's time y'all...time for me & my hubs to enjoy a little getaway while our precious Parker stays with his grandparents!! Where to go? Where to go?

With all the new year's reflection and excitement for 2012, I made a few things to share with you!

New Year's Resolution Writing Paper

 Bubble Map 2012 Predictions
 Click {HERE} to download!
Graphics Courtesy of Scrappin' Doodles

Making Words with Happy New Year!
 Click {HERE} to download!
Graphics Courtesy of Scrappin' Doodles

Read the Room {/ew/ and /ui/ words}
Click {HERE} to download!
Graphics Courtesy of Scrappin' Doodles

 You'll also want to check out the New Year's Blogging Bash Giveaway!  The contest runs until midnight on Saturday, December 31st
One follower will win 13 PRIZES!!  The winner will be chosen at random and announced on Monday, January 1,  2012!!!!  Click on the picture to enter NOW!!!!

And don't forget everything in my TpT store is 20% off until tomorrow at midnight!!!

Happy New Year!!!! Wishing you only the BEST in 2012!!!

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♥ Owl in a Vowel Tree ♥ said...

These are so awesome!! I cannot wait to use these when we get back. Thank you for sharing! :)

Unknown said...

Thanks for all this!! (and yes, you need some time with the hubby! I know how that is!!)
First Grade Blue SKies

RainbowsWithinReach said...

I'm your newest follower!!!

Thanks so much for sharing Deanna's amazing article on getting organized from her "PreK+K Sharing" post. Her sense of humor is just what I needed as well as her visuals. Let's all follow her example.

We're just getting our collaborative blog off the ground and the response has been amazing. We're all especially grateful for those in the blogging world who have been sharing!!

Debbie Clement
RainbowsWithinReach (my personal)
PreK+K Sharing (head chief + bottle washer: LOL)

Miss Kindergarten said...


Kessiah Kitty Katniss said...

Thanks, these are great!

Barbara said...

Thanks for the cute freebies. Happy New Year!

Grade ONEderful

Clutter-Free Classroom said...

Happy New Year Anna!

Be sure to check out my blog starting Sunday. I've got some great teacher organization stuff planned!! FWIW, my son has only spent 1 night away from us...and he's SIX! Enjoy planning your getaway!

❤Jodi from...
★★The Clutter-Free Classroom★★
Helping Teachers Get Organized

Megan said...

Thanks for sharing the cute activities Anna! I hope to use them when we return to school. It is super hard to send the kids to their grandparents and get away just me and my hubs. I'm not sure what it is but even when we do I am constantly thinking about them and worrying also. It will be good for you though and I am hoping to do some more of that as well!! Happy New Year!!

Jen R said...

wow! Awesome...thank you for your freebies! :) always :)

Holy Cannoli!!! That's awesome! You just made me want to get up and workout even faster! lol...but alas, I will let my body recuperate first...bleh! lol

♥ Jen Ross
The Teachers' Cauldron

Elisabeth said...

THANKS for all this! :) Happy New Year!


Amy C said...

These are fantastic! Thank you!

Jennifer said...

I think I am a "clutter bug" too. I always say "I might need it" or "I can use it for...". I agree, it seems that after I organize I can't find anything! HA! Why is that? I am making organization my teaching New Year's resolution.

Thanks so much for sharing these freebies. I love your units on TPT. Happy New Year!


The First Grade Dream said...

Thank you for all that you share and offer on TPT. I have purchased a lot of different products from there and yours are always my favorite! Do you have any plans this new year to create common core aligned centers? I love your centers...they are my favorite! On another "babies" are 18 and 15 and our first time away from them was last year when I was given a ticket to Hawaii from a student ( awesome story for another time) . Dont wait so long like I did!!! Enjoy your new year, your getaway planning, and getting organized! I am so grateful for you! Gina

cdeforge said...

I love your blog thanks for all the great stuff! Would love to use this stuff in January.

Kristin Young said...

Thanks for the New Year printables Anna! I'm finishing up my lesson for writing resolutions and needed one more thing. The prediction bubble sheet is perfect. :) Happy New Year!

Little Miss Glamour Goes to Kindergarten

Lisa said...

Thank you for all the fun units!

Lauren Jensen said...

All of this looks so fun!

Mrs. Niesse's News said...

Thank you so much for your generosity and I have to say you posting that you are disorganized made me feel like I am not alone. I can't imagine someone as creative as you to be like doesn't help that my cohort is a neat freak...but anyway...thanks and good luck on your new year's goals.

test said...

I LOVE this! Thank you so much for sharing! I mentioned your fantastic freebies on my blog:


Sarah Paul said...

Thanks for all the freebies! I'm a follower at your TPT store too. I love your stuff! :)

Ms.M from Teachingisagift said...

I am holding a HUGE new year Linky Party at I would love to invite you to join can link to this post or if you have an updated version for 2012/2013 that would be great too! There are already over 30 contributers... don't miss the fun!

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