Tuesday, January 20, 2015
I can only juggle tissues or scarves, as far as most people define juggling. That said, I feel like a juggler everyday. Mom, teacher, wife, and Kristi - how to be all of these things, let alone any of them well. Can you relate?
With Christmas Break behind us (including the extra five days, due to the storm that passed through) I finally feel back in the 'regular' routine of life. Last week I just kind of got by. I didn't even meal plan. (You can imagine how well that went.) I did manage to have engaging lessons for my students that even met standards. Why do we put work before home? Ugh.
We have a guest arriving in town tomorrow. She is a friend from a previous school who is coming for a meeting. We are thrilled she is staying with us instead of in a hotel, but the literal 'house keeping' tasks that haven't happened yet after our return are now on the top of the priority list tonight.
Balance, isn't that what it is all about? For actual juggler it may be the same, but I think in life there needs to be the option of giving more weight to certain areas. I am sure that wouldn't keep 'all the balls in the air' for a true juggler.
I guess I am thankful I 'only' juggle life.
Monday, January 12, 2015
“It’s Monday! What are you Reading?” is hosted by Sheila at Book Journey. It is a chance for book lovers to share their reading accomplishments as well as what is on the proverbial nightstand. She even does a giveaway. Subsequently Jen and Kellee atTeach Mentor Texts added an opportunity for those reading kidlit to join the fun. Since I read both I will post to both. Check them out, join the conversations, and discover more great books.
Books marked with an '*' I would put in my classroom library.
Books marked with a '#' would be in an middle or high school library.
* In A Glass Grimmly by Adam Gidwitz
# The Storied Life of AJ Fikry
On the Edge of the Dark Sea of Darkness by Andrew Peterson
The Light Between Oceans by ML Steadman
Betsy-Tacy by Maud Hart Lovelace
# Winger by Andrew Smith
Warp Speed by Lisa Yee
* Ask My Mood Ring How I Feel by Diana Lopez
* My Basmati Bat Mitzvah by Paula J Freedman
* Vanished by Sheela Chari
# Beta by Rachel Cohn
# Cinder by Marissa Meyer