As I began writing this post I was in shock to see the date of my last post…. March 4th…. WOWZERS! Where does the time go?? In March, I had just began two new projects (still in the works now) and came to the conclusion that I was spending way too much of my life blogging, creating, promoting, etc. It literally was TAKING OVER MY LIFE! I actually would feel guilty anytime I wasn’t working. I love sharing my ideas- things that I found to work and not work in the classroom. I love sharing my students’ successes. I love sharing my creations. And I love that I am able to not only be a part of the learning in my classroom but also hundreds of classrooms around the world. But I realized I needed to live my life too. We only have one and we need to make it a great one! So this spring and summer I’ve done just that. I have taken a break from creating and blogging to spend time with my family and friends. I have taken three wonderful vacations— Jamaica, Bethany Beach, & Costa Rica! I say wonderful time minus fracturing my nose in two places while surfing in Costa Rica! I have read more books in the past month then I have probably read in the past 5 years! I was able to have my first bloggy meet-up with Jen from Teacher by the Beach. She is such a sweetheart by the way! While doing all of this, I have realized that I missed this part of my life too. Everything in moderation, right? So in order to help myself get back on track and keep a balance– I’ve made a tentative schedule so that I don’t give too much time to any one thing. With all that I have shared so far, I also wanted to tell you all about my new position at my school. I will be a .5 3rd grade math pullout teacher and a .5 STAT teacher. In my county, a STAT teacher provides job-embedded professional development, instructional coaching, and any other support to help make teachers and students successful. I am so excited about this new experience! So, in the coming weeks expect to see me catching up by sharing some experiences from the past few months of school as well as some new products in the works Keep an eye out!