Monday 10 December 2012

12 in '12 Linky Party

I gotta join in on the linky party fun! Hadar from Miss Kindergarten and Kristin from A Teeny Tiny Teacher are hosting this awesome 12 in '12 linky party! I can't believe 2012 is coming to an end already... (Didn't mean to make that sound doomsday-ish!) It seems like it was just the first day of school last week, but it's already December 10th! Nine more school days, two Christmas concerts, and several more Christmas crafts to get through until Christmas vacation!

Here are 12 of my favourite things from 2012!
12. Favourite movie you watched:

Probably a tie between The Hunger Games and Breaking Dawn: Part 2. I loved the books and had been waiting forever for both of these movies!

11. Favourite TV series:

I have a lot of favourites: Glee, Grey's Anatomy, How I Met Your Mother, 2 Broke Girls, The New Normal, Criminal Minds, and Once Upon a Time. I think I loved SMASH the most though! I can't wait for it to come back on the air!!

10. Favourite restaurant:
Mongo's Grill

9. Favourite new thing you tried:

I just finished a 6 week Zumba course through our local rec centre. It was so much fun! I'm not the best dancer, but the moves are so repetitive that it's pretty easy to get the hang of it! I really enjoyed it and will probably sign up for the next one in January, too!

8. Favourite gift you got:

Is it a gift if you bought it yourself? In June, I used all of my saved up Scholastic bonus dollars and bought myself this beautiful piece of technology... an iPad! I love it!

7. Favourite thing you pinned:

I love pinning art projects. I always see such great ideas, but then forget all about them. I really loved this topiary sponge painting picture, based on the beautiful book "Grandpa Green" by Lane Smith.

6. Favourite blog post:

I liked my post about Starting the Daily 5 this year. It is my favourite time of day and so easy to manage. Besides rotating the schedule cards and throwing in some new word work centres once in a while, it requires no prep and is highly engaging for students! Plus it lets me easily meet with my guided reading groups.  

  5. Best accomplishment:

Hitting 500 followers on this little ol' blog! I was pretty amazed! :)
4. Favourite picture:

This is my favourite picture of my two babies! Bella the chocolate lab is 1.5 years old and Molly the yellow lab is 6 months old. They are bestest friends!

3. Favourite memory:

Our spring break trip to Disney World! We love having a chance to do all these fun things before we settle down and have kids! :) Here's the bf and I at Epcot.

 2. Goal for 2013:

Get myself a permanent job in a permanent school/classroom! After 6 years of term positions and subbing and moving classrooms every year, I am hoping that next year is the year I can settle down and find my "home"! :)

1. One Little Word:

Balance... I need to remember that my family, my friends, my boyfriend, my puppies, my house, my health, and my sanity are all important too! :)

Go link up if you haven't already and share your 12 favourite things of 2012.


  1. Aw, I love your "babies" picture:)
    Twilight and Hunger Games were a couple of my faves, too!

    Grade ONEderful
    Ruby Slippers Blog Designs

  2. I loved Hunger Games. Congratulations on 500+ followers! That's HUGE!

    The Resourceful Apple

  3. Love the labs. Made me miss my black lab. She was a womderful member of the family
    We have a beagle now.

  4. I loved your movie choices too! ;) Wooo hoo! ;) 500 followers! Whew! Whatta milestone! ;) That's amazing! ;)
    I'm one of your newest followers. I'd love it if you'd stop by my page and say hello! :)


  5. I was saving up my scholastic bonus points as well and they don't have the iPad anymore!!!! I was so mad....What am I going to do with all those points now!!