Speaking of celebrating, I am linking up with Jen at the Teacher's Cauldron for a couple New Year's Resolutions. Maybe writing them out will hold me more accountable:)
On the top of my list is to host a linky party but I always am afraid no one will link up! Also, I need to do more professional reading and would like to share more about books on my blog...maybe even join a blog book talk or something. I know it sounds like a no-brainer but before I read "Daily 5", "Cafe", "Notebook Know-How: Strategies for the Writer's Notebook", and "The Book Whisperer" this summer (all due to inspiration from the blogging world), I cannot remember the last time I read a professional book on my own accord without someone pushing it on me. Isn't that awful? That is why I love blogging. It has helped me realize that the sky is the limit in how much I can continue to grow professionally. The next book on my reading list is "Student Centered Mathematics".
My personal resolution would be to not take things so personally. I am a worrier and if something goes wrong, I tend to dwell on it and take it personal. If I force myself to stop, think, and pray about the situation, it is easier for me to see the big picture. I am a pleaser by nature and this is often difficult to juggle in everyday life because it is impossible to please everyone. I need to learn how to say "no" and not sweat the small stuff:)
To celebrate another hundred milestone, I would like to host a giveaway in about a week. One item I would like to giveaway is a copy of the book, "Student Centered Mathematics" at the winner's choice of grade level. It is about $37 on amazon, so that would be a great prize:)
I am hoping many of my blogging friends would be interested in helping out with this giveaway too!! If you are interested in helping out, please leave a comment or send me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Make sure I can reply back to you and it is not "noreplyblogger". Thanks! Cheers to a New Year!!