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Sunday, December 30, 2012

New Year's Linky


I'm linking up with one of my best blogging buddies, Jen Ross, from The Teacher's Cauldron. She's having a link-up for us to share one personal and one blogging resolution. And, we all know that resolutions only work if we tell hundreds of people about them, right? 

Personal Resolution
Well, my one personal resolution is to write neater when I'm not writing for and with my students. I actually have really nice handwriting when I'm around my students.


Neat right? But, something happens when I'm writing notes to myself.


I bet you can't even read it! Well, my resolution is to write neater when I'm not with my students so that I can actually read my notes and lists and stuff.

Blogging Resolution
My blogging resolution is to try my best to not take an hour or longer to write my posts. Seriously! It takes me f.o.r.e.v.e.r. to write every single post. It could be because I write, look at facebook, answer emails, and do about 10 other things at the same time! I LOVE to blog, but, I have got to try and give it my full attention so that I finish my posts in a timely fashion. Does anyone else multitask while you're blogging? While I am writing this post, these are the other things I did at the same time:


1. Answered 2 emails 
(one from Alessia and one from Kristen).

2. Took this picture of my yorkie, Max 
(to show Kristen!)


3. Watched a really cute video of Kristen's new yorkie, Koda, playing with his squeaky toy!

4. Pinned a few things to a new collaborative kindergarten pinterest board. You should check it out!

5. Wrote a few comments on facebook to my buddies.

I think you get the hint! I resolve to write a blog post and do nothing else at the same time. Let's see how long that lasts!

I look forward to reading about everyone's resolutions. And, to writing neater. And writing quicker blog posts. Wish me luck!
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31 comments:

  1. hahaha!! That's totally why it takes me FOREVEr to finish any of my packs - just. can't. focus!! lol!!

    Jen
    The Teacher’s Cauldron

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  2. I am right there with you!

    It takes me forever to write post

    Which can turn into an all day thing since I try to write all my post on one day

    Pocket Full of Kinders

    Shuna

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    1. I can never sit still long enough to write all my posts in one day! Yikes!
      Ѽ Lori
      Teaching With Love and Laughter
      luvyorkies@gmail.com

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  3. That Pinterest link is awesome! Thank you for sharing it. I also "multi-task" when I'm on the computer doing anything and I wonder why it takes so long! :)

    NotJustChild'sPlay

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    1. Glad you like the new pinterest board. I'm loving it, too!
      Ѽ Lori
      Teaching With Love and Laughter
      luvyorkies@gmail.com

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  4. Okay, I'm writing this message on your blog WHILE I am working on a unit, checking Facebook and replying to a few e-mails. Yes, the joy of multitasking! Happy new year! And good luck with your resoution! :)

    Ѽ Alessia
    Mrs. Albanese’s Kindergarten Class

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    1. We are just two peas in a pod! Happy New Year to you, too!
      Ѽ Lori
      Teaching With Love and Laughter
      luvyorkies@gmail.com

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  5. I am super jealous of your school handwriting! I'm with you on the multitasking. I find that I do MUCH better if I only focus on one thing at a time. :)

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    1. I love my school handwriting, but just wish I could always write like that. I used to. Now, I'm too busy to take the time to slow down. But, I'm going to try my best!
      Ѽ Lori
      Teaching With Love and Laughter
      luvyorkies@gmail.com

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  6. Omg I love your yorkie!!! I have one too! Check out my blog to see some pics of him! Good luck on your resolutions!

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    1. I will definitely check it out. I'm sure I've seen the pictures and probably commented! I see a yorkie, I fall in love!
      Ѽ Lori
      Teaching With Love and Laughter
      luvyorkies@gmail.com

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  7. That school handwriting was AMAZING and your Yorkie is just precious! :) Thanks for sharing! :)
    I am glad that I'm not the only one that multi-tasks while blogging! :) Hee hee hee!

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    1. Aww, thanks so much! Multi-tasking is both good and evil! For that matter, so are my yorkies! LOL!
      Ѽ Lori
      Teaching With Love and Laughter
      luvyorkies@gmail.com

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  8. Wow, I just came across your network of bloggers last night when I entered a contest. Talk about a wonderful gift! You are awesome, I love the list. Like most of the others, I multitask way tooooo much! I have been tossing around the idea of putting together some of my classroom ideas and posting them but I just don't know where to start. Any ideas? Maybe you incredibly intelligent ladies can put together a tutorial on how to create a unit, hmmmmm, maybe my New Years Wish will come true.....

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    1. Thanks so much for the kind words. As far as starting, you just have to jump in with both feet. That's what I did. It was really easy once I got started. There are actually lots of tutorials on how to create a unit. If you Google it, I bet you'll find tons! Good luck to you!
      Ѽ Lori
      Teaching With Love and Laughter
      luvyorkies@gmail.com

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    2. I had to laugh when I read this post! It's really refreshing to know that I am not the only one who takes FOREVER to post. I have so many ideas and it's hard to stay focused. I read so many fantastic posts, including yours, of course, and wonder how in the world you manage your time creating, posting and blogging so well. Maybe the ability to multitask is a good thing! :)

      Off to try to be speedy with a post and link up!

      Jeannine
      Creative Lesson Cafe

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    3. I'm in the same boat as you.. I either A: Am multi-tasking too much that I get off task or forget my ideas B: Struggle with the patience of putting things together into a unit/resource.. I really have NO patience for making things cute on the computer. I'd much rather do it with markers and paper or C: Start to put something together and then in school, we move onto something different so I don't have time to finish the unit.. I'd rather spend my time on what we are doing currently..Being a first year teacher definitely contributes to this so maybe as the years go on I'll improve! :) Hoping to get better at this too!!

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  9. I am the same way Lori!! Now that I have my Macbook I have a million tabs opened and switch back and forth with Facebook, email and I just Face Timed with my nephew in AZ, lol!!
    Love your precious yourkies :)) Happy New Year!

    Aloha,
    Corinna
    Surfin' Through Second

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  10. Girl!! What teacher can do just ONE thing without multitasking? If there is one out there, I would love to know their secret! We are built for multi-tasking! :) Cheers to the new year and for crushing our resolutions!

    Ashley
    Primary Teacherhood

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  11. Lori, I laughed out loud when I read this! :) I JUST posted pictures of Koda on my blog!!

    Kristen
    A Day in First Grade

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  12. Don't you just love multi-tasking teachers. I think we juggle so many things in our classrooms with our students. So why not cook supper, reply to emails, check facebook, and work on a unit all at the same time while at home. :) Good luck with your resolutions.

    Diane

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  13. I hear you about taking so long to write posts! I must "Preview" them about 10 times to make sure there are no spelling or grammatical errors and everything is lined up correctly, etc.. My focusing trick it to wear headphones while listening to my Relax Melodies App on the Concentration setting. (And I'm going to try viewing Netflix as a reward for completing posts....because I'm dying to watch that next episode of Downton Abbey!!)

    Corrina
    Mrs. Allen’s 5th Grade Files
    Mrs. Allen’s Recipe Files

    Mrs. Allen’s 5th Grade Files
    Mrs. Allen’s Recipe Files

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  14. I am so right there with you on ALL of it. My writing ( when not with students) is so horrible that I can't even read it. I am constantly writing ideas for TPT units on sticky notes, and then I can never read what I had written down. I take forever to write a blog post or work on a TPT unit because I get SO distracted. I might miss something on Facebook, or a sell on TPT, or find a resource I want to find out more about. Good luck with those New Year's Resolutions.

    Happy New Year to you!
    Krista
    stellar-students

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  15. I so not as productive as I could be when working on things for TpT/Blog/My Classroom. I need to get better at that too! :)
    Lisa
    Fourth and Ten
    Like Fourth and Ten on Facebook!

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  16. I'm so cracking up at both your resolutions! They are sooo what I need to work on, as well!
    Smiles - Lisa
    Growing Firsties is co-hosting a Shout Out Linky beginning January 1st

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  17. I was just nodding my head the whole time I was reading this, I have so much going on when I'm posting, all these minimized sites, click back on that one, then go leave a message to someone on another one, pat the dog, but stay seated, buy something on Etsy, you get the picture:) I love Max - so sweet.
    Leslie

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  18. I am the same way! I sort of drive myself crazy, but I can't help it. I also take forever with every post. I want to post more frequently, but I take way too much time! Plus I always like to be doing 10 things at once. It must be a teacher thing! :) Good luck with your resolutions!
    Sarah
    Sarah's First Grade Snippets

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  19. You sound just like me with the blogging....hold on a second, I have to go check FB. ;)

    Elizabeth

    Fun in Room 4B

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  20. My handwriting is also very neat and I always get comments on it but like you if I am writing notes, you would think a doctor was writing it because it is very hard to read. I even struggle to read my own writing sometimes.

    Women were made to multitask. My hubby can only do one thing at a time. I do wish I could be like that, I try but I end doing the same thing! Old habits die hard.

    Wishing you a year full of love, laughter and good health Lori.
    Rhonda
    Classroom Fun

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  21. We seem to all have the same problems! Good luck to all of us in the new year! May we all have better handwriting and multitask successfully! Let's check back next year and update each other! LOL!
    Ѽ Lori
    Teaching With Love and Laughter
    luvyorkies@gmail.com

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