January 3, 2016

January Pick 3--Check out some great ideas!

Ohhhh.....school starts tomorrow!!!  Waaaaa!

How does time go soooooooo fast?!?

Luckily, flipping through the blog posts for January's Pick 3 linky is forcing my brain to start thinking! My  mind has been on "coast mode" for the last two weeks......so this linky is just the thing I needed.



My first pick isn't really school or teaching related....but the hubs and I tried this over Christmas break and it is FANTASTIC!

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You throw these ingredients into a pot on your stove and simmer.......it makes your WHOLE HOUSE smell like Christmas morning! :)  Heaven!


The second pick is great for the first day back from break!

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I am a fan of changing seating arrangements (especially something fresh when you come back from break)....and I love this idea because it gets kids talking, moving around!  Easy to do...and fun for kids!


My third pick is something that is great to start with your family at the beginning of the year, but can easily be done with your class!

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Simply take a jar (you can find lots of cheap ones at the dollar store!), add a cute label and fill it with memories you have throughout the year.

I have never done this before--but have always wanted too!  Many of the blogs I have read say that their families fill the jar throughout the year and then read all of the memories on New Year's Eve!  How fun!!

You could easily do this with your class.....even if the year is halfway over....but it would be fun to remember the good times at the end of the school year!

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11 comments:

  1. I so want to try a stove simmer! I know my husband will make fun of me but it sounds like it's worth it!

    Sarah
    Years That Ask Questions

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    1. DO IT! It is so worth it.....and your husband will have to like it because it smells that good!

      Thanks for stopping by!!

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  2. Great idea for making groups at any time of the year! I am rethinking my current set up. Thank you so much for sharing and linking up with us! :)

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  3. I Love the group puzzles! Hmmmm wonder if I have time today to get that set up! I also like the idea of using the memory jar in the classroom and then reading the awesomeness on the last day of class!


    Shyra
    Junior High Core Values

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    1. Let me know if you do it....I want to know how it goes!!

      Thanks for stopping by!

      Katie

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  4. I love the idea of a memory jar. We should definitely take time to savor each moment more. Thanks for linking up with us!

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    1. It is so easy to forget the "little moments," but a memory jar forces you to be appreciative and "be present." Thanks for hosting the linky!

      Katie

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  5. The memory jar is such a sweet idea! I love all things sentimental like that. Now to find a cute jar!
    Kayla
    The Chalkboard Garden

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    1. A cute jar is key! haha

      Thanks for visiting my blog!

      Katie

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  6. The memory jar is a very cool idea! It's funny how hard it is to remember the year's highlights once June rolls around:)

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