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Let's Get Aqcuainted Linky Party!

I love participating in linky parties, and I am really excited about this one because I am getting to know some of my bloggy friends better! Latoya from Flying into First is hosting a Let's Get Acquainted linky. I would love it if you would join in the fun!

What you do is choose 3 of the boxes from the board above, but they have to make a line either horizontally, vertically, or diagonally. We are choosing our 3 boxes from the right column.

Dream Vacation
My family loves to travel, so it is hard to choose one destination for our dream vacation, so I will have to cheat a little bit :) We would go on a summer long trip to Europe and visit many countries. We would love to visit Germany and see the castles, Switzerland and see the Alps, southern Italy, the Czech Republic, and Greece to name a few. Our favorite places we have visited so far is Dominica and St. John in the USVI.
Trunk Bay in St. John, USVI
Needless to say, with our love of traveling, Andy and I may look into finding teaching jobs abroad for the 2014-15 school year. We think it would be a great opportunity and experience for us and our children.

Books I am Reading

Right now I am in the midst of a book study with some of my ATUE blogger buddies, but I am a little behind on the reading! Oops :( That book is called "Teaching with the Common Core Standards for English Language Arts: Grades 3-5" by Morrow, Wixson, and Shanahan.
I am also reading "Notice and Note- Strategies for Close Reading" by Beers and Probst because I want to learn more about Close Reads because I have a lot of Close Read products in the works, but I want to make sure they are of the highest quality!

I am not reading anything right now for fun besides magazines, but I will be getting a copy of "Game of Thrones" because all of my friends are talking about the mini-series that was on TV and I think it would be a great read! Have any of you read the book? Did you like it? Is it worth my time, or should I
just watch it on TV?


Well, before my back surgery I loved to exercise (although I maybe didn't do it as often as I should have!), especially hiking. Right now all forms of exercise besides walking has been put on hold until my post-op on July 24, but I will still list outdoor activities as one of my hobbies. And having 3 kids kind of puts any personal hobbies on the back burner because we are so busy making sure they get to where they need to be! If I had enough time in my day, my other hobbies would include: painting (or any other crafty kind of me some Michael's and Hobby Lobby!), DIY house & outdoor/garden projects, watching/going to sporting events especially football, and baking. I can't cook very well, but I can bake and make a delish creme brûlée!

There are my squares from the Tic-Tac-Toe board. I can't wait to read all of yours!

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1 comment:

  1. How cool that you all might teach abroad?!? I definitely think that would be memorable for all of you, I wish I were that brave! I found you on the Linky and I'm your new follower.

    Renee J
    Growing a Teacher