Sunday, April 7, 2013

Currently in April

We have so much to catch up on since the last Currently!   (click on Currently! to hop over to Farley's Site and hook up....I think I'm number 450...yikes)

I FINALLY made an appointment to get my brakes fixed (next week-end) the mechanic is not impressed with me!

I also made the decision to go back to school and get my masters in Reading Education...this way I can teach at the college level AND you never know with the new Common Core, I could start something else!

I still do not have the extra TV, but I am procrastinating about getting out of these awesome apartments!

So what is happening to me now (this month) you ask....glad you did , .....

I am actually BLOGGING...ahhh...I have been so busy lately and feel really bad about it too!
But I am also very excited because my boyfriend is down here training this month. He is  a pilot learning a new plane, so I get to enjoy hos company a few more days this month than usual.
I moved school 3 years ago. That school's colors were red, white and blue. So I had my classroom all color book boxes were red and blue, they looked nice on the white shelf...I moved schools and changed my theme to my bees (plus the school colors are red, black and white) I want to color coordinate my entire room to black, yellow and white...I need to either purchase or write a grant for new book boxes in yellow and black or spray paint the old ones...spray paint is cheaper, but I can see peeling paint all over the floor..unless you know good paint that won't peel on plastic?
I checked out my Alma Mater's requirement for grad school...yikes a test! so I am going to go and talk to them and also look at other schools in the area or on-line! wish me luck, I AM going to get this started!
I also need to move, the apartments are really nice, but at the end of the day, it is an apartment...I moved here 4 years ago after my 'great escape', but it is time to plant roots.
My advice is meant to help  you plan better! Look forward a little, and avoid the pitfalls!
Good Luck!

Spring into Second Grade

 How can you tell it's Spring in Florida? The weather can't make up its mind!'s been rainy, a few tornado warnings, windy, cold, warm...jackets, hats, shorts...welcome to Spring in Florida!

Our grade level went on a Spring field trip to the local sand mine..yes they do actually mine for sand, it leaves the most wonderfully clear 'lakes'....anyway the weather was suppose to be warm...notice the children all bundled up. Then once we were done with our observations the wind stopped blowing , it was sooooo warm we had to take off a few layers...crazy Florida Spring Weather!

As we walked through the woods each pair had to investigate the items on their list. One person had a hand lens, while the other one held the clip board. The object was to be one with nature...until they saw their first spider then went screaming down the lane! But we had fun!


 We discovered some very small flowers just coming to life and tried to find animal homes! We also got to make imprints (fossils) of animals from long ago ( shells, shark teeth and whatever else we could dig up). We even had a picnic outside, ants, splinters and strong winds included!

All this 'wonders of Spring' happened BEFORE we left for Spring Break! (it's been THAT long since I've blogged...I know, in fact it is time for Farley's new Currently and I haven't got to that yet...)

When we cam back from Spring Break on April 1st we had a few projects waiting for us to finish of them was a writing piece on "How to Blow a Bubble" it was a freebie from Lesson Plan SOS, you can also check out her BLOG too!

We spent some time chewing and blowing and writing...this was the end result...super cute right?!

Did I mention my son is in 5th grade? His last year of Elementary they put on a show "Glee Style" at Downtown Disney, it was called the "Disney Spectacular" boy even had a solo part...after the performance we were admitted into EPCOT for the remainder of the day! That was a nice way to START Spring break!