Saturday, February 2, 2013




Not to mention that we are most definitely over half way through the school year. In the second month of the calendar year. And there are WAY too many holidays in this month.

But, alas, here is my February Currently. :)

I am a child of the 80s.  Aka- The Disney Era.  I have this love of all things Disney music.  But not the modern stuff. We're talking about the classic animated movies.  Thank goodness for Pandora!

Apple crisp.  Homemade. Enough said.

6 days. I am going to be out from my room for 6 days this month.  I think I may be suicidal.  Our district is sending a few representatives to a few multi-day Common Core training conferences and I have been nominated/volunteered as the 1st Grade leader. Yay me?

I have to admit that I am a little bit excited. I always come back so rejuvenated and energetic after conferences.  I'm hoping this one will be the same.  

This weekend is going to solely consist of typing sub plans, and maybe working on some sub plans.  Let's put it this way.... I am going to be out of my classroom for the next 5 out of 9 days. Yeah. Poor sub. ;)

On to the Superbowl.

I was raised a die-hard Packers fan.  I was also raised to be a die-hard anti-49ers fan. Thus, I will be cheering for the Ravens.

Fun fact time!

Did you know that the Baltimore Ravens are the only NFL team named after a literary work?  Edgar Allen Poe's "The Raven."

Extra bonus points for the Ravens, in my opinion.

Yeah. That should say "washing the dishes." Your eyes didn't deceive you. but I'm too lazy to go back and fix it. 

I'm supposed to be doing the dishes right now.  Obviously that's not happening. :)

Lastly, pet peeves. Oh goodness. Stepping on my soapbox now, lol.

DON'T BE LATE! If you say you are going to be someplace at a certain time... Be there!  Habitual late people really push my buttons...

Disorganization is another one. I'm a crazy organized person.  Therefore you should be, too. Simple, right?!

Ah, poking. Yeah, this one stems back to my first year or two of teaching when I was still working on my classroom management.  I used to have kids that would stand by me to ask a question and use their finger to repeatedly poke me in the arm to get my attention. HATE!  Thank goodness after eight years, I've got that one under control, lol!

Thanks so much for stopping by!


  1. Found your blog through Currently and I'm your newest follower! :) I love love love Disney music! Disney is one of the stations I have on Pandora! So fun! :)

    Smiles from 2nd Grade

  2. Hi Kristina!

    I found you through Currently. Good luck getting ready for all of those days of having a sub. It's always such a hassle! I had to do it back in November when I went on a DISNEY cruise. I thought you might appreciate that since you love Disney music. :) I'm now following you, and I noticed you are getting very close to 100 followers! Congratulations!

    The Reinspired Teacher

  3. It's so hard to be out! I think I have almost ten days of professional development conferences I have to attend this year and I feel SO bad every time I am not there. Thankfully, they are scattered around. Oh, well. I also cannot stand people who are late!!
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  4. Good luck with your sub plans! I have a sub day coming up as well. However, my district is short on subs, and as a sped teacher, my sub has been pulled before to work in other classrooms. Then my sub plans go to waste. Good luck in the next 2 weeks though! That's a lot of sub plans.

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  5. What? Six days! That's a blessing and a curse! I hope you get lots of good information from your trainings!

    I too hate it when a student touches me to get my attention. I should add that to my list of Pet Peeves!

    Happy to be your 98th follower! Almost to 100! Congrats!

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  6. Poking children drive me up the walls! SIX days??? That is crazy talk. God bless you as your prepare, but I hope you have a great time at the conferences :)

    The Brown-Bag Teacher

  7. The apple crisp sounds so good...I'm thinking of what to have for dessert tonight:)Good luck with the sub plans...those are never fun to do:(

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  8. You can disregard my question on your other post - now know the answer :) Curious minds just wanted to know ;) What an honor to be chosen - at least I assume it is, despite having to do sub plans. Trusting you'll come back with lots of good ideas to use.

    I think I can cotnribute to one of your pet peeves....organization is hit and miss. Was quite organized when I worked in offices, but since kids, not so much as I just get frustrated at having to clean things up all the time. Causes more stress than letting it slide a bit. Schedules, no problem, organized to a tee there, but have definitely slipped elsewhere. Want to come and help me for a week - chef Jeff is a great cook LOL!

  9. Very jealous of the apple crisp - we made apple sauce this weekend and all I could think about is how good it would be with some oatmeal baked on it! I am away two mornings this week and dread making plans for the sub to teach division! I believe I'm your 99th follower!

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