Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Life throws curve balls like Tim Lincecum!

After a few sunny days home in Northern California, I’m back on the road again and just left one of my very favorite cities—Wichita, KS!  Jeff and I headed to Kansas City today, and you can bet we've hit a few Sonics while we've been out here!  Looking forward to our class tomorrow with Barb Novelli and Paul Agranoff-- we're trying out a new class about loving teaching math.  It's always fun to try out a new class with a new group of people!

Last Tuesday night, after a long flight home, I had a little accident—I tripped over a gas hose out on the runway in McKinleyville and fell and broke my nose.  We had to go to the hospital and get seven stitches, but I’m doing ok now and just wanted to give you a head’s up if you see me while I still have my stitches in!  Life throws you curveballs sometimes!

It's kind of amazing to see where the summer is going to take us-- after Kansas, we'll be home for a little bit for a fun week with our KSAs (who you can read more about here) which is always fun, and I'll definitely be posting pictures!  Looking forward to getting to see you all soon!

Mathematically yours,

Monday, June 10, 2013

School's out for summer! Which means I'm hittin' the road.

Hi everyone,

Well, we haven't quite made our updating goal for 2013, but the year is only halfway over and it's never too late to try again, right?

As usual, once school winds down for all of my teacher friends, my busy season on the road starts!  This summer is already off to a bang-- in the last week, I've gotten to spend some time in one of my very favorite cities, Nashville!  Thanks everyone who showed up on Thursday and Friday!  Jeff and I also got to do something very special-- we made it to FanFest this year!  It's hard to pick a favorite, but we had some highlights: Taylor Swift, Carrie Underwood, and Keith Urban were all hard to beat!

Jeff and I, rocking out!  Doesn't Jeff look happy?  :)

I'm currently in Phoenix with my dear friend, Patti Launi, who was also one of my very first Kim Sutton Associates!  If you're in the Arizona/New Mexico area, you NEED to check Patti out here.  Thanks to everyone in my class today-- what fun!

So what are you going to do with your "free time" (haha!) this summer?  Are there any series you need to get caught up on?  My husband and daughter keep trying to get me to watch "Game of Thrones" but I keep hearing nice things about this "Downton Abbey."

If you're like me and you're thinking of your classroom even in the summer, have you checked out my free download section at my website?  I post all my conference handouts and freebies from my classes here.  I'll be posting exclusive pictures of some of these activities to my Pinterest board and Facebook in the next week (which you can find by clicking the icons on my blog), so stay tuned for those!

Back home tomorrow for a few days and then I'll be coming to see my friends in Kansas!  I'll be posting some fun and blog-exclusive video clips soon!!


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