Saturday, June 29, 2013

July Goals & Snapshots Saturday

July is right around the corner so I'm linking up with I {heart} Recess to share my July goals.
Personal:  July is the heart of my summer so I want to make sure to capture it with lots of pictures. I will be going to Belize in the middle of July on a mission trip and hope to take many picture there.   I will have time to go snorkeling and to see the Mayan ruins. The picture below I found of the island we will be going to.  I can't wait to see that blue water! 

Family:  My nephew is at my house almost every week day this summer.  He is six years old and currently doesn't have an interest in reading.  I feel like I'm badgering him to get him to read the phonics books he is supposed to be working on.  So this summer I want to try to read more with him and hopefully find something that will interest him.

Health:  I've been running much more lately which is great exercise.  However, I want to stay in a constant routine of running so I will build up enough endurance to run a race.  There is a really fun race in August called the ROC race which is a 5k with obstacles that I want to enter.

School:  I have a pretty good idea of how I want to set up my language arts classroom next year.  However, I'm still questioning how I can change my social studies instruction so that my students remember what we learn for more than a week.  I'd like to come up with a structure for my classroom and also go ahead and prepare some social studies lessons.

Blog: I'd love to learn how to make my own new blog design.  If it seems to take too long then I will purchase a custom made one.

Outside the Box:  Going out of the country in July will be a new experience for me.  I really need to start praying more about it and asking God's plan for me while I'm there.  There are also many changes at my school this year so I need to spend more time praying about it and less time worrying. 

I also found a new link up I wanted to participate in called Snapshots Saturday with Miss Nelson.  The point of this linkup is to share your favorite snapshots and photography tips. This will work great to help out my personal July goal of taking more pictures!

My current favorite photography app is PhotoStudio.  I love it because it has so many different effects you can use.  You can also add text to photos easily with this app.  Here are some photos I edited using PhotoStudio.

The view around our driveway.

This is me in downtown Lexington.

Raleigh Flea Market last summer

Make sure you go link up with Miss Nelson as well. I'd love to see everyone's photography skills!


  1. Thanks for linking up. I can't wait to check out that app. Photographs are windows to our memories and reflections of our lives. I think your personal goal is a perfect goal :)

  2. It is funny how reading other people's goals adds to your goals for yourself. :) Such a great linky. I'm linking up tomorrow but you have inspired me. :)
    Creating Lifelong Learners

  3. Thanks for the reminder about the linky for July goals! I'm heading off to work on mine now. God bless you on your mission trip. Prayers for a safe and rewarding experience.

  4. Personally, I like your blog design. It's different from many others, and that makes it stand out, in my mind.

    I found a wonderful little devotional that helps remind me not to worry as much and just trust that God is holding my hand. It's called Jesus Calling, by Sarah Young. Right after I bought it, I found inexpensive, hardback copies at Costco, of all places!

    I've been "slogging" for many, many years now. That's my version of jogging. I run more during the summer, but try to keep at it during the school year. I find I'm a more patient teacher when I get regular exercise, so I need to do it for my kiddos as well as for me!

    I hope the mission trip answers some of your questions for you. God will make a way!

  5. I just got back from a mission trip. It was wonderful. I hope yours goes well. Good luck traveling outside of the states!


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