Saturday, August 4, 2012

Currently: August

You just gotta love Farley.  She's hilarious.  And you definitely gotta love her monthly Currentlies.  That's not a word.  But I wrote it anyway, 'cuz I wanted to.  I also ended that sentence with "to."  So there.

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Here is my Currently for this month.

Seriously.  How is summer vacation already almost over?!  I should count myself lucky that I don't go back for in service until the 20th.  But I just dread leaving my baby boy again.  I feel like it's going to be even harder this year than it was last because he is at such a great age, learning and doing so much.  Last year I was pretty much a breastfeeding, sleep deprived zombie when I returned to work.  This year I really will feel like I'm missing out by being away from him all day.  :(  But until we win the lottery...ha!  Anyway, at least I love what I do, and I love my co-workers.  That definitely makes it easier.

So, I've mentioned before that I'm changing my classroom up a bit to just decorating with black, teal, and lime green this year.  I've been on a manhunt for some black baskets/tubs that I could put in my class library to hold my books, and I FINALLY found some today at Dollar General.  I sort of had to trek across creation since there's not a DG near me, but I found my baskets, whoo hoo!  They only had 18, so now I have my mom joining in the manhunt to find me more, lol!

I have been on a crafting SPREE this week, so I can't wait to link up on Monday for Monday Made It! I've got lots to share.  Or at least a few things.  Hard to keep track.  

I am the "Keeper of the Chocolate" in our hallway, so I must always be stocked up during the school year.  I used to keep the chocolate in a basket near my desk, but this past year I had a child who we'll call "Sheila" who had sticky fingers, if ya know what I mean.  One day I noticed I had way fewer Mini Snickers bars than the day before.  So I had to relocate my beloved chocolate to inside my desk drawer.  :)  Sometimes other teachers from other hallways even send their kids to me for chocolate.  It's pretty funny.  Desperate times, you know.

So that about does it.  :)  I was going to write a post showing pics of my classroom from last year, but I can't find the pics on either of my flash drives!  I'm going to check if they're saved on my remote hard drive.  Let's hope so!

Enjoy the rest of your weekend, peeps!


  1. I could also use a magic elf to get my room done! HAH! So funny. =)

    Ms. Smith
    Adventures of Ms. Smith

  2. I keep thinking the same thing!! How does summer go by soooo fast?! I also need to stock up on chocolate, so thanks for the reminder!

    T.G.I.F. (Thank God it's First Grade!)

    1. MMM. My fave are the mini Hershey's milk chocolate with toffee bites!

  3. Ditto on the Flair pens! Just bought a new pack for myself :)

  4. Hi! The story with the chocolate sounds so familiar cause I often send chocolate requests to the teacher next to me (she has a stash). Chocolate is very important, it can get you through the day. Enjoy these next few weeks with your son. I'm your newest follower:)

    1. Thanks for following me! Chocolate can totally get you thru! :D

  5. If you find that magic classroom elf, could you send him my way?
    Loved that you mentioned chocolate. I am the "Keeper of the Chocolate" for my hallway too. Chocolate is such a good stress reliever.


  6. Loved reading your Currently !! The chocolate and Diet Dr. Pepper sounds just like me..except I can't have the chocolate in my room ( or no one else would ever get any) and it's Diet Coke for me. Ahh...the little things :)

    I just posted pictures of my classroom & wish I could have found black baskets. I went with white with black labels instead since there weren't any to be found. So glad you have your mom on the case!

    First Grade Fairytales

    P.S. My neighbor teacher is Mrs. Cockrell..too funny :)

    1. How funny you work with another Mrs. Cockrell! Not a very common name.

      I like Diet Coke, too! Have you tried it with fresh squeezed lime?? MMMM...

      I'm gonna go check out your classroom pics! Oh, and my mom found me another 15 black baskets at the Dollar General by her, whoo hoo! YAY Mom!

  7. Oh yeah! The chocolate stash! I have one too:)
    Grade ONEderful
    Ruby Slippers

  8. I have been known to send my students on a chocolate hunt for me! Good to know I'm not the only one. :)


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