July Goals & Some Sad News

Can you believe it is almost JULY!  Summer break is flying by!  I am posting this linky a few days early because unfortunately my Grandma lost her battle with Cancer.  I will be spending time with my family for the next couple of days to celebrate her life.  We did not get her tree completed because things turned quickly, but we will be finishing it up in memory of her.

I didn't do very well last month with my goals.  I did do better with drinking more water, I switched Mt. Dew for a Diet Coke.  It's progress.  I have organized most of my house.  I switched out the boys winter and summer clothes, and organized the entire downstairs of my house.  Just don't go upstairs :)
The boys and I did two weeks of swim lessons together, we haven't had much time outside because of the crazy random rain showers we have been having lately.  I created a Grammar Pack for L.4.1 and recently put it in my TpT store.  Finally, I have not finished my reading list, but still working on it.

On to a new month and goals!

Personal:  I need to learn how to squat correctly.  I put my weight on my toes and not my heals.  I have been watching youtube videos and squatting in front of the mirror hoping to correct  my mistakes.  I am determined to master squats!

Family:  With the recent loss of my Grandma our family has been compiling a list of Favorite Memories.  During this process I thought how great it would of been for her to have heard all of these memories from each of us.  My goal this month is to tell my loved ones what they mean to me and remember and create new memories.

Health: I am blessed to have started CrossFit for free and in a safe place, no pros to judge me :)  I actually am enjoying it.  It is hard but I feel great afterwards, well several hours afterwards.  This is the reason I want to master the squat.  You use the squat in a lot of CrossFit moves.

School: I need to start creating centers for Math Workshop and printing out my math workshop board to prepare for the new year.  I really want this to be successful in my room this year and hoping to plan ahead to ensure that.

Blog/TpT: I have several products I am working on and would like to finish my Back to School product this month. 

Outside the Box:  {Something you would normally not do or struggle to do, step out side of your comfort zone} I need to try some new recipes, I have hundreds pinned and stick to the same ones over and over.  Working on CrossFit is going to help me try more Paleo recipes.

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I hope you use the blank Goals image below to set some goals and link up!


  1. I am so sorry to hear about your Grandma. It is so hard to loose a loved one. Thinking of you during this time.

  2. I am so sorry about the loss of your Grandma. I am sending you positive thoughts of peace and healing.

  3. So sorry for your loss. It is so tough to lose loved ones! I'm so glad you have time to spend with the rest of your family right now..

  4. Sorry to hear of the loss of your Grandma. Thinking of you and your family during this difficult time.

  5. I am so sorry to hear about your loss. Thank you for sharing your memory tree idea and her picture with us. Prayers for you and your family.


  6. I am so sorry to hear about your grandmother. Cherish the time you get to spend with the rest of your family this weekend. Love and prayers.

  7. My condolences on the loss of your grandma. The family tree was such a wonderful idea. I'm sure she enjoyed seeing your work in progress. My thoughts are with you. Travel safely.


  8. So sorry to hear about your grandma. I can't wait to see the completed family tree. Enjoy your family and the time you get to spend together.

  9. My thoughts are with you and your family on the passing of your Grandma. I lost my Grandmother recently, as well as my husband's. I guess heaven is short on sweet Grandmas.

    Hokie Teach

  10. Aw Jess. I'm so sorry to hear this. Thoughts and prayers with you.

  11. So sorry to hear about your grandmother. Sending lots of hugs and love your way.

    Eberopolis: Teaching Reading & Writing with Technology

  12. I am so sorry to hear about you grandmother. My grandmother and I were very close, she lived with my family after my grandfather died when I was 8. It's been 10 years since she's been gone and I think of her everyday. My prayers are with you.

    Surviving Sixth Grade

  13. Jess, please accept my deepest sympathy. Grandma's are precious and hold a special place in our hearts. I wish comfort and peace to you and your family.

    Teaching With Moxie

  14. Jess, I wishing your family peace and comfort during this difficult time.


  15. I'm so sorry to hear about your Grandmother. Safe travels and warm thoughts.

    The Teaching Thief

  16. I'm so sorry to hear your sad news! Prayers and good thoughts sent your way! God bless you in your time of grief.

  17. So sorry for your loss. God bless.


  18. Oh Jess I'm so sorry to hear about your grandmother. What a great goal you've set for your family from this though.

    Ooh the squat- my favourite! My husband is the head coach for our countries Olympic Weightlifting team so we've been squatting for YEARS!

    One piece of advice I'd give you is... Go as low as you can (while maintaining your form- don't stop halfway for the sake of it), keep your back as straight as you can (you need a strong back and core for a good squat) and definitely get the technique right before you go heavy. Adding weight will be a lot easier (and safer) once you've nailed a body weight squat properly.

    And for the best example of a perfect squat... watch how a toddler squats down (or how quite a few of the asian races sit while working)- our bodies were made for that movement... most people just lose it because they don't do it from about the age of 3... Good luck!

    x Serena x
    Magic Mistakes & Mayhem

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  20. I am sorry for your loss, hopefully your goals will help you stay focused and move forward after this difficult time.

  21. I am so sorry to hear about your Grandma. :( Praying for you during this difficult time.
    Mrs. Janelle Bush



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