Sunday, December 30, 2012

New Year's Resolutions and a Freebie!

Personally, I love the New Year - a chance to reboot and restart! And create lists! (I love lists.....) So today I'm excited to link up with Jen at The Teacher's Cauldren to share our personal and blogger resolutions.
And I'm glad to have another opportunity to put my S.M.A.R.T goal training to use!  

Personal Resolution:
I will improve my health by losing 10 pounds by March 31st. I will achieve this by tracking what I eat daily through Weight Watchers online. I will also walk, do yoga, or work out on my elliptical machine for at least 30 minutes 3 times each week. (And if any of you do WW online - I'd love to join a community group with you to encourage each other!)

Blogging Resolutions:
(Since I have three blogs that I'm involved with, I'll share my goals for each of them....)

Mrs. Allen's 5th Grade Files:
I will write at least one blog per week and link to it on Facebook-even if just to share quick ideas, reflections, and strategies that are working in my classroom while I work on more involved posts. 

3-6 Free Resources: 
I will share at least one resource per week and link it to Pinterest.

Mrs. Allen's Recipe Files:
I will share at least 1 recipe per week - and at least one original per month with recipe card. I will also calculate and include the Weight Watchers' points for each recipe or serving.
 I will achieve these blogging goals by taking more pictures during the week and editing them each night so they are ready to be included in a post. I will also write posts Thursday and Friday evenings when I have the most energy and then schedule them throughout the week. I will carve out more time for writing by limiting Netflix viewing and App playing to rewards once I have completed a post.'s out there now - I can't take it back so you'll all be witnesses to how I'm faring!
I also think it's extremely important for children to set their own goals - both personal and academic. When we go back to school this Wednesday, this will be their first writing journal prompt:
You can download a copy here in Word format for free and change the examples to match the experiences of your students and grade level.  

What are your New Year's resolutions for 2013? 
Have a happy and safe New Year!!


  1. Thanks for linking up!! I have done weight watchers before and did really well with it! Good luck!!
    The Teacher’s Cauldron

  2. Wow!! You have some hefty goals...I wish you the best of luck in 2013!! I am a new follower!!

    Kathy O.

  3. No only do I love your goals but I love how you have detailed plans to achieve them! :) Have a very Happy New Year! :)
    Fourth and Ten
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