Tuesday, June 30, 2015

July Currently

It's time for the July Currently! So soon! Slow down summer. -said Every teacher ever!

I love that this is my first linky with my new blog makeover. Kristin did an amazing job and I'm just loving it!

Here we go!

My kids are just now starting to stay up late. I want them to go back the old schedule so we don't sleep away our days. I just like to get a lot done every day. Even if it just swimming and shopping!
So they are chatting each other up and ignoring my pleas for them to get to bed.

I have a teacher confession...this year I don't get to go to TPT Vegas or ISTE or CAMT or IRA... and
I was feeling all sorry for myself until I realized that although those conferences are amazeballs hanging out with my babies is pretty amazeballs too! We are having so much fun. It feels so good to slow down the clock and just have time to enjoy one another. Nothing is getting in the way of our activities and conversations. It really is a blessing to be home with these kids and I am focusing on that because before I know it they will grow up and be gone...

Before school was out I was a monster in the gym. I was going 5-7 days a week and getting an hour of cardio in and a half hour of strength training in every time I went. Schools out now and I have been so inconsistent. Really folks this should be the best time for me to workout. Grrrr... so pray I get right to sleep when I finish this post so I can get my booty there tomorrow morning!

I want these days to slow down. I have so much to accomplish before school starts. . . like more resting and relaxing...I mean prep for next year and DIY projects!

I need to pack soon. We're going to visit my mom and dad and celebrate my Yankee-doodle-boy's birthday over there with family. But I think I'll wait until tomorrow.

I'm an ALLSTAR laugher. I know, that's not really a word. Let me explain...

I like that I can always find humor in most situations. I love to laugh and be happy. I have a very distinctive laugh that tends to get {most} people to laugh even if they have no idea why I'm laughing. My teacher friends at school in the fourth grade wing swear they can hear me from my wing. {I teach first y'all!}  If they don't hear me they text to ask if I'm absent! I'm no Julia Roberts, but I think my laugh is right up there with hers!

That's it for me! Link up with Farley and remember the rule of 3! 

Sunday, June 28, 2015

Blog Makeover!

Hey there! Check out my new, redesigned blog by Kristin and Teaching In A Nutshell Designs. I just love how clean, bright, and cheerful it looks. I am so impressed by her work. She is so easy to work with and her designs are AMAZING! I highly recommend Kristin for all your blog design needs!
Click the blog button below to go and visit her website.

PS. My tiny TPT store is on sale from now until June 30th in honor of this occasion!

Monday, June 22, 2015

TPT Teachers Challenge Week 2: Dare to Dream

This week I am sharing some of my dreams. I like this week's challenge because this is the best way to get to know some of the bloggers we follow. Our dreams are an inside glimpse of our hearts.

I really had to take a minute to think up some dreams to share. I wanted this post to be meaningful. I really want to share a piece of myself. So I rounded it down to 4 dreams. In no specific order...

Becoming an author has been my dream since I was a little girl. I hope I can buckle down and get that party started. I have tons of ideas that I need to get published.  I don't expect to become J.K. Rowling but I would love to have a published series or two!

When I was an undergrad I said that when my youngest goes to kinder I'll be ready to go back to school. He's going to kinder in the fall. I need to register for the spring semester! I want to become a teacher to my favorite people (TEACHERS)!

I am constantly dieting. I have been since I started putting on weight back in 2001. I finally decided to take my doctor's advice and get medical help aka surgery. It is hard to admit that I can't take care of this on my own. So my dream is to get this done and learn from the experts to help myself after surgery. 

This probably my number one dream. Through the years I have drifted from my beliefs. I haven't been as active as I could be. I haven't read my bible as much as I should. I haven't talked to God as much as I could. I haven't sought out fellowship with other believers. So my desire is to return to God and walk closer to him so the rest of these dreams can come true. Psalm 37:4

My dreams don't look like they have anything to do with teachers pay teachers, but I think they do. I think that if I can take care of these things I will become a better seller. 

I hope that if you read this you feel like you got to know me a little better. I can't wait to read what you have to share! 

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Friday, June 19, 2015

WEEK 1: Makeover Madness

I had some professional development, curriculum writing, and family activities this week so I'm a little late to the party. BUT, I still made it...and that's all that counts!

I had one freebie in my store because in my short time as a blogger/blog reader I have read some vicious blogs accusing others of copying their work and new bloggers not being up to snuff compared to the all "original" bloggers. It was all a little too intimidating for a newbie like me.

Enter FOUR gals wanting to do something positive for the teacher blogging world. It was the sort of positive feedback I needed to create and share.

For this week I've decided to makeover that old freebie cover and add a few other graphic organizers I use with my firsties in Reading.

I plan to upload more to this file soon. It is $2 in my TPT store. At 40 cents an organizer I think it is a steal! I will be uploading more easy to use, black and white centers that I hope you can use the whole year through. I promise {myself} to provide meaningful products for you to use at reasonable prices.

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Tuesday, June 2, 2015

June Currently

I'm here! Well, I am up late grading because tomorrow I need to verify grades for the last time this school year! CUE the MUSIC...

I'm listening to Friends because it keeps me awake.

I'm loving that this is the last week of school. I will miss my second graders. They were the best class ever! It's just time for a change and I'm ready to be FIERCE in FIRST again.

I am wanting packing fairies because I still have loads to pack and move to my new classroom. We do full pack up. I'm moving down the hallway...

I'm needing sleep. I was up all last night with a bellyache and tonight with grading. Old habits die hard I guess.

My summer loving will be all the activities and camps my kids are signed up for, spending time with the pups we rescued a couple of weeks ago, and getting some DIY projects done. I love having time in the summer!

That's it. Link up and don't forget the rule of 3!