Sunday, June 1, 2014

June Currently

Good evening!  It's June... Just in case you hadn't noticed.  And June means the end is in sight!  Summer vacation is on the horizon!  Therefore, on to this month's Currently.

I {heart} jazz music.  Enough said.

I love that I can eat ice cream without freezing once more.  I hate the hot weather that summer brings, but I do enjoy me a good bowl of almond milk ice cream after a long, hot day!

8 day. I think I can, I think I can, I think I can.  

Maybe the report card fairy lives with the laminator-cutter-outer fairy?  I really need to find them.  Do you suppose the parents will notice if I just use the same comments/names on every report card?!

Needing to place future plans and dreams into God's hands.  I'm trying to make some rather big changes in my life for next school year and it's hard to remain patient and wait for God's perfect timing.  I know that the most I can do is continue to pray and seek guidance, but the planner in me wants to know NOW! 

Summer is my travelling season, and though I am not travelling on a big international trip, I am planning on visiting a bunch of friends and family.  A trip home to the mountains for a few weeks is always in order!

My mom gave me a whole canning system this last Christmas and I am so ready to hit the farmers markets and get canning!  I've got a great "how-to" book to work my way through and visions of yummy canned goods filling my shelves in the near future!

I have only about 64.5 books on my "to be read" shelf.  I am most definitely looking forward to working my way through a whole bunch of these!  I cherish time to sit in a comfy setting and curl up and get lost in a good book for a few hours. :)

Now to pick out which one to read first!

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Sunday, May 4, 2014


Pigs may be flying. I'm posting for the first time in For.Ev.Er. here on the blog. It's been one of those years, all.  One of those years where you hold on for dear life every minute of the school day.  And then you collapse and take a nap when you get home.  There is no functioning after dark.

But there is a light at the end of the tunnel.  And this has been a true test of my character and I have to come to see just how much my staff has my back in tough situations.  I've had to learn to accept that along with teaching my kiddos, my purpose this year may be simply to help out a few special friends and get them where they need to go and/or receive the additional support that they desperately need that I cannot provide by myself.

But, onto this month's Currently.... a few days late.

Oh how I heart this album.  It was constantly playing on my CD player in late HS and early college and remains a favorite to this day.

Fractions. Who knew fractions could be so much fun?!  Pizza, pompoms, names, numbers... I can't wait to dive head first into teaching fractions! I loved teaching them to my second graders years ago, and Common Core is bringing them down to my firsties starting this year.  I am dreaming of all the amazing, fun, creative projects we can do to help us conquer beginning fractions!

27 days. Enough said.  I think I can, I think I can, I think I can...

Possible life changes in the works here. Keep me in  your prayers!

You know how spring is. Raining one day.  Scorching hot the next.  All I'm asking is to go back to the rain.  And the cool air.  People, it's been 95F+ here for the last week.  I'M NOT READY FOR THIS! Although,  I have enjoyed wearing dresses to work again. :)

Two blogs have become a staple for me over the last few years. Seriously, these ladies are AMAZING!  Their products are high quality, and they have made my kiddos so excited about learning!  Thank you!

Sour Apple Studio

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Wednesday, January 1, 2014


Happy New Year!I can hardly believe it is already 2014, and since it's January, that means it's also time for another currently. Oh how I've missed these!

Listening... I only live a couple blocks away from the Rose Bowl and Rose Parade, and yet I've never seen either live.  And I'm OK with that. I like watching the Rose Parade from the comfort of my own couch, in my jammies. :)  Though, our whole neighborhood always goes outside in time to see the jets fly over. 

Loving... Winter Break!  Oh, the heavenly joy of sleeping in each morning, not putting makeup on, using the restroom whenever I want!  I may or may not be on my fifth book since school let out, as well...

Thinking... With school starting back up on Monday, I've been thinking about all of the units to be taught this month. Weather, MLK, informative writing, skip counting... TPT and pinterest are my friends. 

Wanting... I LOVE to cook and am looking forward to using a day or two of my time off to restock the freezer with lots of meals for the next month or two. Quick lunch ideas to take to work, ready to cook dinners... Gotta do it while I have time.

Needing... Speaking of prepping units. Is there a fairy out there that cuts out lamination?

Christmas Tradition... Our tradition is simple. Be with family.  Eat good food. We always make a big Christmas Eve dinner with ham,veggies, yams, dutch apple pie, the works.  Christmas morning means Belgian waffle brunch. Yum, yum!

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