Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Currently in January!

I love Love LOve LOVe LOVE   CURRENTLY!!!
Farley is one of my favorite Bloggers! Make sure you visit the "mother ship" before you start reading everybody's Currently!

It should always be the first post of the month! I like how it gets me thinking and writing, which leads to more blogging!

One of my 'resolutions' this year is to blog with PICTURES at least once a week...it will be hard to keep, but I am going to include it on my permanent to do list that I keep under glass (in  a frame) on my desk..Thank you Krisitin for that little bit of love!!!

So here we go..............

Is it me or is it the "times"...my son's BFF calls and they get on the computer to virtual play...is this a normal activity or is my kid really as weird as I think he is?

I am so grateful that I don't go back to school until Monday. This gives me a lot of time to actually finish planning and implementing some changes to the routine. I know I want them to have a new morning routine, the one we have now allows a bit too much freedom first thing! It will also give me that extra time I need to relax from my vacation. Little man and I went to Las Vegas to visit my Dad. I know VEGAS BABY!! Truthfully it's not like that for me when I go. We hang out at my Dad's (aka the base of operations) then we visit all the really cool rocks. I know you are impressed! ROCKS!!! I do live in flat Florida, so going out and visiting places like Ash meadows, Death Valley, Mt. Charleston and Valley of Fire is always appealing. The last time we were here (this summer) we visited Zion and the time before that the Grand Canyon...lots of Rocks! Oh and the time before THAT we saw Red Rock Canyon and the Hoover Dam, even took the Dam tour! (had to go there) Who knew the Dam would be so much fun, got a lot of good Dam pictures too!
As you can see we love the desert, we love Las Vegas!

My Dad and I ...Mt. Charleston Christmas Morning!

I want to change a few things in my room, besides the seating chart. I want to implement the Covey habits, and some more Brain Breaks. I want them to be more accountable during the Daily 5, some are taking advantage f the freedom. I really want them to feel like they have entered a new classroom when they get back! Hmmm I have some major restructuring to do!

While I was a my Dad's, I discovered that I actually may be the last person to still have a "regular" coffee maker. My Dad has a new one cup wonder! Really!
So I made a list of people I know and love who have them:
My brother, my dad, my boyfriend's brother, my dear friend and neighbor, my sweet teacher friend and neighbor....my friend on Facebook posted about hers....ok , ok, ok so I have a little "Keeping up with the Jones" thing going on I see...anyway...

I really don't NEED a new coffee maker, but I do need to find an extra $130 a month....could someone give the single mom teacher a break!!!!????
I could really use a raise, a REAL raise....but since we all know that is not an option, I signed up to do some pre-FCAT tutoring at school, that should help a girl out for a bit!

OLW...My One Little Word is TRY....
I like the word TRY, it doesn't sound too forceful, it sounds just about right...
try your best
try to figure it out
I'm trying
go ahead and try to make me smile!


  1. Super cute blog name!
    I love your OLW. We have a phrase in our class we use..."Just give it a go...try!"
    I just got a laminator. Haven't used it yet, but have a few things that are ready for laminating. So, I'm going to give the new laminator a try!

    Fabulous Fifth Grade Fun

  2. A raise would definitely be fabulous! Do you have a TpT store yet? I just started selling, but every little bit helps. Lots of bloggers make serious money doing it. I know...easier said than done!

    Enjoy the rest of your break!
    The Resourceful Apple

  3. Hey! I just found your blog on this months Currently and I am your newest follower :)! I am a little jealous that you have 5 more days before going back but I will not hold it against you hehe!
    @Mrs. Wathen a raise would be lovely and I have been thinking a lot about a TpT store or Teachers Notebook but cannot seem to find the push to get started! Maybe this fits your word TRY!

    Sent From My iPad

    1. Tammy and Nikki,
      I do have a TpT store...3 little items in it...no takers..so I am going to try harder...LOL

      I just put it out there on Thanksgiving break...this summer I am really going to devote time on it!

      Nikki thanks for hopping over, let me know if you get a store too!

  4. I found you on the January Currently link up! I am your newest follower! :) I am so jealous you don't have to go back to school until Monday - I wish I didn't! We are going back tomorrow! Look forward to seeing more from you!


  5. Thank goodness I don't have to go back to work until Monday either! I have been in to work in my classroom several times though! I found your blog through the currently, and I am a new follower!
    Second Grade is Out of This World!

  6. Found you through Farley's Currently and I am so glad I did! What a sweet little blog you have here! :) Lattes and Laughter

  7. I loved reading your Currently! Your blog is adorable! Happy to be your newest follower!
    Ms. Marciniak's First Grade Critter Cafe


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