I like New Year's Eve. We've never gotten all decked out and celebrated in style, but we do have our own...mmHmm...traditions. For the most part, we play games with the children, watch movies and crack open the sparkling cider at 11:59pm. Even without a fancy wardrobe, the moment glitters with its own kind of promise, another chance to put hope in action.
Before the fun begins, I'd like to look ahead to 2010 by sharing a few of the sites that I'm bookmarking as my categorized resolutions.
Spirit.....Evotional contains golden nuggets of wisdom, Jon at StuffChristiansLike makes me smile/think/laugh/ponder, and I plan to camp out at Faith Imagined on a regular basis. Music is vital to my spiritual growth; "It Is Well" by Kutless will take me through the winter.
Soul......I'll be taking my book addiction to the next level by participating in these challenges at BookJourney. If you want to expand your knowledge of young adult literature and children's books, check out Jen Robinson's Book Page. Her recommendations have enriched my teaching. Readergirlz is a unique site, promoting Operation TBA while showcasing authors and new YA Lit.
Body......The Amazing Adventures Of DietGirl is the most inspiring health memoir I've read. Shauna is honest about her journey and her blog is fun!
Passion.....Teachers never stop learning. We look for ideas to keep us fresh, to motivate our students and to make the learning process relevant. Mrs. McGowan's 1st grade site is amazing. If her school was anywhere near me, I'd volunteer to sit at her feet! Mrs. Cassidy's blog is interactive and child-centered, making me wish I had a child in her class.
Self......Got a Blog? Make a book! The Cutest Blog On The Block offers the opportunity to print your blog! I'm not sure if they can operate with a Typepad blog, but the idea intrigues me (I love the paper trail.). The site also offers many blog templates, designs and freebies, like the one that is blinking in this post! SickerdoodleDesigns introduced me to the world of digital scrapbooking--but, I have yet to actually do anything in this media. Maybe 2010 will show that I've mastered a new hobby.
Happy New Year!!