Friday, March 21, 2014

A to Z Challenge Theme Reveal: Catch-up!

Ugh....I still don't have a great idea as to what to do for my theme.  But I want to get in on Yidya Sury's blog hop to by the end of this post we should have a reveal! (At least I hope!)

A to Challenge Theme reveal blogfest
Oh it is totally great and powerful!
So I got one suggestion on Facebook, one suggestion in the comments of my post, and one vote on Twitter.  So in terms of voting you guys weren't a whole lot of help :P My brain has been doing a lot of A to Z because I am doing two other blogs in addition to this! Yes I am crazy.  My students are doing the writing but it is still a bit of work on my end to get them motivated and moving.  So go check out the main blog to learn about the theme of Cedar Ridge Academy and the revamped and new learning blog for Cedar Ridge Academy and their theme of Social Studies.

As a result of the brain in other A to Z things it has been hard to focus on my own blog.  So today on the drive home, I had just posted and gotten all of the stuff done for the school blogs--I kind of took a breathe and was like what should I do with my blog??

I had a lot of great suggestions and votes.  But I was thinking it needs to be something realistic--especially if I don't get all of the student ones scheduled in advanced like I would want!  And what I got suggestion wise seemed tricky and the vote I got was actually the two I had posted with the most work--and I might save those for another year. But they just don't seem like they fit this year. 

The other thing with realistic is lets be honest, since I finished the #365 project and work invaded my life more (which I didn't think was possible) I have been a HORRIBLE blogger! I had all of these grand visions when I was done that I would keep up with a regular schedule and update things and network more etc. etc. etc.  So that thought process led me to the idea of a CATCH-UP THEME

I had the idea on the other post about doing a week of each thing that my blog focuses on. And I kind of went with that idea for a little bit, but then I was thinking about how it would be a bit of planning to figure out which theme to do with which week and what if I want to change my mind.  So...the catch-up theme gives me the flexibility to do a book thing one day and a knitting thing the next day. I have a lot of book reviews I want to do and lesson plans I want to tell you about.  So, I am going to map out what letters I can use with catch-up things and then probably fill in the rest.  We'll I said at the beginning I hope to have a reveal....I'm not super committed but I'm trying to be.  I think it would have helped if I had all of my letters mapped out already but I'm tired, its late and time for bed!

Thanks for reading the rambling! Feel free to follow on the side and follow my school blogs too--the students are excited to see what is said to their ideas!

Go to the link above to hop on yourself!

Monday, March 17, 2014

Ideas Needed!!!

So it is St. Patrick's Day which tells me that March is more than half over.  As March starts to end, I am beginning to realize that I am NOT ready for the April A to Z Blogging Challenge.  And I need to be!!

This year, I want to pick a theme--last year I just kind of did whatever came to me.  I have come up with a couple of ideas but I don't know what people would most be interested in.  Or if there is another idea that people have.

The biggest trick is I would like it to have something to do with the purposes of Inspirefly.  Inspirefly is a random blog sometimes. I do posts mostly about reading, knitting, my faith, and teaching. Sometimes you'll see other random stuff--but this is where I'm pulling my theme ideas from.  So in the comments please tell me which idea you like or if you have another idea for me.
  1. Book Titles
  2. Book Authors
  3. All about the LDS faith
  4. Education from A to Z
  5. The Civil War from A to Z
  6. I have also thought of doing a little bit of all of it on each week--do a week of reading themes, a week of knitting themes, a week of faith, and a week of teaching 
That's all I have thought if you have suggestions or a vote I would LOVE to hear from you!!

Saturday, March 15, 2014

TBR Pile Challenge Checkpoint 3


I have gotten started on my first book for this challenge.  I am currently listening to Northanger Abbey by Jane Austen on my drives.  I am glad about the progress that I have made on it.  It is seven discs, and I am on disc four--so I'm pretty proud.  I wish I had started earlier so it could be done by this checkpoint, but hey progress is good! Hopefully March is a better month.

Overall, Northanger Abbey isn't a bad book for me. It isn't one of my favorites of Jane Austen, but not the worst.  That at the moment is still Mansfield Park which I have yet to get through.  I think it is funny that there is the regular triangle drama though. But it moves a bit slow.  So we will see what the end gives me.