12 in 12 - The Learning Effect

12 in 12

12. Favorite Movie You Watched

Of course, The Hunger Games. Besides Harry Potter, this is the best book to movie series I've seen. All the others just haven't "accurately" matched my visualizations of the characters and settings.

11. Favorite TV Series

Complete guilty pleasure, and perhaps I shouldn't admit that. I am in love with Sons of Anarchy.

10. Favorite Restaurant

Over the last year, I've discovered Olive Garden's chicken gnocchi soup. Now I have to go at least once a month for lunch - soup, salad, & breadsticks!

9. Favorite New Thing You Tried

Don't laugh... driving more than 5 miles to work. Call me spoiled, sure. Taking my current position requires me to drive 26 miles each way. I enjoy the drive, now, but I almost didn't take the position because of the drive. I was absolutely terrified to drive on the highway before.

8. Favorite Gift You Received

This is tough. I don't really receive gifts often because I purchase as I want. And I mostly just want for my classroom because as a new teacher, that's where my greatest need is.

I recently had a parent purchase an all-in-one printer for my classroom. Definitely my favorite thing this school year. {So grateful!}

7. Favorite Thing You Pinned

My students have a really hard time with writing this year. This writing rubric has helped improve their reading responses SO much.

6. Favorite Blog Post

Back to School Night 2012 - it was such a great success for me and I feel like this post has lots of good ideas {and some freebies}!

5. Favorite Accomplishment

My small business on Etsy boomed this summer, which was huge for my classroom. All of my business funds get put right into my classroom. I also opened both a Teachers Pay Teachers and a Teachers Notebook store. I had two large DonorsChoose projects funded as well. It was financially a great year for my students.

4. Favorite Picture

This picture was taken at Red Butte Garden in Salt Lake City, UT - May 2012.

3. Favorite Memory

I went to my first NFL game in San Francisco in October 2012. It was so much fun.

2. Goal for 2013

Reorganize and simplify my life.

1. One Two Little Words

Let go... {of what I can't control}.


  1. Love your two little words!! Happy holidays!

  2. Thanks for linking up!!
    Oh my word - in love with Sons of Anarchy. Opie was my fave!!!!!!!!! Jax ain't bad, either! :)
    Hunger Games - enough said!

  3. LOVE that picture you took of the flowers! Absolutely gorgeous. Your accomplishment is definitely something to be proud of - I've seen the work you do and I LOVE it! Those two final words are perfect - thank you for putting them into my mind, as well :)

    Miss V's Busy Bees

  4. Congratulations on your TpT and Teacher's Notebook success. You really do have awesome stuff, so I'm not the least bit surprised that you've been successful.


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