Sunday, December 22, 2013

A Peek at My Week -- Vacation Edition! {12-22-13}

Welcome to Winter Break and another edition of A Peek at My Week, the weekly linky party where you can share your plans for your upcoming week.
Santa brought us an early Christmas present this year in the form of an ice storm -- and school was cancelled on Friday, our last day before break!  It was great to begin break a day early, but because this was unexpected, there are many things I left at school that I will need to go in and get sometime this week.

The ice here has been terrible and last night, the snow arrived.  Today, we are supposed to go up to the in-laws to celebrate Christmas, but I'm afraid that the 2 hour trip would turn into a 4+ hour trip so we are seriously considering going.

I am also very excited to spend some time with these guys this niece and nephew from Dallas are here until Christmas.  They moved this past summer and I have missed them so much!
Also on my agenda this week is catching up on lots of reading.  I love to get up early in the morning (before any other distractions get out of bed -- aka my kids) and read.  I have started reading a new book, The Interestings by Meg Wolitzer, because I saw it recommended as one of Amazon's Top Picks of the Year.  So far, it's pretty good!
Product Details
I also hope to get some work done on a new product for my TpT Store called "Writing of the Week."  I have found that with my group of writers this year, they need very explicit instruction in how to put together a writing project.  This new product will feature step-by-step instructions as they complete one part a day, from brainstorming, grouping ideas, writing an introduction and conclusion and finally, publishing.  You can get a sneak peek and download the first lesson here.  (I would LOVE your feedback as I move forward with this product!!)
I wish you a blessed and peaceful week!  Merry Christmas to you and yours!!


  1. Lucky you! The day before Christmas break is always total chaos and you didn't have to experience it this year! Hope you have a great Christmas!


  2. Adorable picture by the Christmas tree! I will link up later, this Southern California girl and her dog are still snuggled down in bed - it is around 40 degrees and that qualifies as "freezing" here:).

  3. The ice is very frustrating! We had to alter our plans too! Enjoy your break! It should be better weather here. :)
    Grade 4 Buzz

  4. I am worried about all of you in these snow and ice storms. They sound so scary. Please be careful whatever your plans! I'm a worrier!
    Rockin' and Lovin' Learnin'

  5. Be careful if you choose to go! I added The Interestings to my evergrowing TBR list on goodreads. :)

    I tried to click on your document, but it wouldn't let me open it in google drive. Do you have to change the permissions setting or something?

    Have a great break!


  6. Hi Jennifer. I did a link-up about your favorite 13 items from last year. One of the questions was your favorite pin, and I picked the wetu from your Native American museum. I am hoping to borrow that project for next year.
    Happy Holidays!


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