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Currently May 2016

I am linking up with Farley for the final Currently. I have really enjoyed this fun linky and I have met some great bloggers. Thanks Farley for all the fun over the years!

 

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Listening:  I love the Walking Dead and now I have gotten sucked into Fear of the Walking Dead.  I love one of the main characters, Nick!

Loving:  We went camping over the weekend. I was very relaxing and exactly what was needed. Just wished it was a little cooler.

Thinking: I really need to do some laundry. I have last weeks clothes and the camping clothes to wash.

Wanting: I am so ready for the STAAR tests to be over. My 4th graders are so ready for the test  to be over and I know they are going to do great.

Needing: I have been absent from the blogging world for a while. Life has been busy but I know I’m going to get back on track.

Truth: We just moved into a new house in a brand new neighborhood 6 months ago (hence the reason for the absence from blogging). Our neighbors on both sides of our house just can’t seem to cut their grass. I don’t understand, you have a brand new expensive house and you don’t want to keep the yard mowed. Ugh! So frustrating. It’s such a new neighborhood that we don’t have a civic association yet. Hopefully they will find someone to cut their grass soon!

Have a great Teacher Appreciation Week!

Thanks,

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September Currently

I am linking up with Farley from Oh’ Boy 4th Grade to share my September Currently. We are in our 2nd week of school and it has not slowed down yet! Some days I feel like I am swimming upstream.

I do love my kids though so that makes the day a little easier. I was lucky enough to loop with  my kids from 3rd grade to 4th grade, and it was the smoothest start I have ever had.

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listening: I am sitting with daughter while she watches Strawberry Shortcake. I love that they focus on friendship and doing the right thing. Hopefully some of it is soaking into my 4-year-old.

loving: I love snuggling with her at night and wind down after a long day. She tells me, “Momma,  I wanna snuggy with you!” I can never get enough of it!

thinking: I’m thinking of all the great fun we are going to have camping this weekend at Splashway Waterpark. It is our favorite place to go. We go every Labor Day to end the summer.

wanting: I’m so excited that our house is almost done! This has been a year-long ordeal so I am so ready.

needing: I really have to get my lesson plans done tonight for next week. Our copy day is tomorrow so I need to get my copies turned in.

goals: 1. trust: I need to trust that God has a plan in everything and I just need to trust in His timing and be patient.  2. breath: When I get frustrated I need to stop and breath before I react. I do this sometime but I really want to do this all the time!  3. enjoy: I really want to enjoy the everyday moments. I want to enjoy looping with my kids and enjoy teaching them. I am so blessed to have such a wonderful class. I really want to enjoy this year.

I am really excited about this month and all the wonderful surprises and challenges that are headed my way. I hope you have a great September! Make sure to go check out the other bloggers and see what they have going on.

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Currently July

I am linking up with Farley from Oh’ Boy  4th Grade to share July’s Currently. I can’t believe it’s already July! June just flew by. I hope you are enjoying your summer. I have had a great summer so far.july currentlyListening: I am watching the Today Show. I never get to watch morning television because of being at school or my daughter watching her cartoons. So it’s nice to watch some adult tv in the morning.

Loving: I love to see my daughter playing with her Barbies. She was so excited to get a new one last night and she couldn’t wait to play with it this morning. I always loved playing with my Barbies when I was young. Now I get to relive my childhood through her. So much fun!

Thinking: I have started thinking of everything I need to do to get ready for Vegas. I went last year with a friend and it was great. This year I am going with my husband so, I will be going to all the TPT conference sessions by myself. I am very nervous because I am a shy person and it frightens me to be there by myself. I know that it will force me to get out there and meet new people. I am excited to meet some of my blogging buddies.

Wanting: I really want to start buying some furniture for our new house! The problem is I don’t know when we will be moving in. It is still being built and won’t be ready until August or September. We already have everything else in storage and have no more room so, I guess I will just have to wait a little longer.

Needing: I really need to get motivated to exercise! This is so hard for me. I seem to come up with excuse after excuse. I’m either too busy, too tired, it’s too hot, or it’s too late. I’m really good at making excuses. I need to just do it and stop making excuses!

All-star: I am definitely good at being organized. I can’t stand clutter everywhere. Everything has it’s place and that’s they way I like it. My coworkers would definitely tell you I’m a little OCD about my desk. I just can’t function when there’s stuff everywhere. It drives me crazy! It’s ok if it’s someone else’s room. I don’t feel the compulsion to organize their stuff. I just need to have my room organized.

I hope you have a great and relaxing summer!

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October Currently

It’s my favorite time of the year, October! I am linking up with Farley at Oh’ Boy 4th Grade to share my October Currently.

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Listening: The Vampire Diaries so glad it is back! It’s one of my favorite shows.

Loving: My daughter is almost four and every day she amazes me. Today when I picked her up from the babysitter I was talking to my cousin. So I told her JayJay said “hi” and she said “JJ Watt said hi!” Oh my goodness, she is so in love with JJ Watt. I told her no, my cousin said hi. She is such a Texans fan already.

Thinking: I have not been keeping with my diet lately. I have been stressed with trying to sell my house and the beginning of the school year. There really aren’t any excuses. I just need to get back on track.

Wanting: As I mentioned about we have been trying to sell our house and we now have a contract and will be closing at the end of the month. Hoping it all works out!

Needing: to grade papers. Enough said!

Treat: Starting Friday morning I am going to be in a Facebook Holiday Hop. Come by and check out my Facebook page for a fun Halloween activity and check out the rest of the hop while you are there.

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July Currently

It’s the first week of July! So you know what that means… it’s time to link up with Farley for July Currently.

julylistening: to a rerun of Jimmy Fallon is on. Even though I’ve seen it, I’m watching it again. I think I just like to have the noise in the background while I’m working.

loving: I am really enjoying spending my summer vacation with my 3-year-old. She is just such a joy to be around. I am so grateful that I have a job that I can spend this much time with her!

thinking: I’m going to Vegas next week to the TPT conference! I am so excited about meeting all these wonderful bloggers and teachers that have helped me become a better teacher.

wanting: I really want to buy a new house. We have lived in our house for 13 years and it is older. I’m just so tired of having to continue fixing and renovating this house that is too small for our family. Hopefully we can fix it up and move to a bigger house soon.

needing: Well I guess I need to clean the house before we try to sell it. I had a summer list of things I was going to do during my time off and I haven’t done one of the items on the list. I guess I better get started. Ugh!

4th plans: We are going to my friend’s house for an annual 4th of July party and watch the neighborhood fireworks. This year is special because it is also her daughter’s 1st birthday party and I am her godmother. She is so adorable! I just love her so much!

Make sure to go by Oh’ Boy 4th Grade to see what other people are doing this July. Hope you have a great 4th of July weekend and be safe!

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May Currently

Whoo Hoo we have made it to May! That means it’s time to link up with Farley for the May Currently. I always look forward to this link up.

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Listening: My three-year old daughter loves Peppa Pig. She always enjoys watching it before bed. She has even began speaking like them.

Loving: We have had a great week of cooler spring weather. It was a perfect day today. Just hope it lasts!

Thinking: We had Track and Field today and my class did so well. They have really struggled academically so I was so glad to see them succeed today. They were cheering on their classmates and other classes. Just so proud of their good sportsmanship! Oh, and we won too!

Wanting: Why can’t I have a fairy godmother come clean my house? UGH!! There’s just not enough time in the day.

Needing: The end of the school year is so tough as we all know. I just need to remember not to stress too much this last month(and 1 week of June) of school. I am going to enjoy this group of challenging and amazing class of kids!

Surprise: I love Reading Toward the Stars blog. She always has great book talks! You should go check her out.


I hope you have a great week!

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April Currently

Woohoo it’s April! It’s time to link up with Farley with April currently.

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Listening: to Teen Mom 2. It’s one of my guilty pleasures.

Loving: The kids have a half day Friday. It’s or last early dismissal of the year and no more days off until June 6th. We have to make up Good Friday and Memorial Day due to ice days so, this is the last day to have a small break from the kids.

Thinking: I went to go see one of my former first grade students(family friend) play in the drumline tonight. He is now a senior in high school and the drumline compete Saturday.The did an amazing job! It’s awesome to see how much he has grown up over the years.

Wanting: I am really hoping my 3rd graders do well on the STAAR test. They take the reading and math test in 3 weeks. I have done everything I can think of to prepare them for the test but I am still nervous.

Needing: We are going camping this weekend and I really need to get my grocery list together and go shopping for everything we need.

Hours and Last Day: Teachers work 7:35-3:35. I usually leave at 4:00 to get my daughter. Our last day of school is June 6th. Not too much longer!

Hope you have a great week. If you are testing this week, good luck. Wishing all our 4th graders well on Wednesday.

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Currently March

It’s March already! My how the time flies the older I get. I am linking up with Farly from Oh’ Boy 4th Grade for Currently March.

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Listening: to the Oscars. Loving seeing all the lovely dresses.

Loving: my 3 year old daughter wanted to “read” the bedtime story to me tonight. It is a Bible Story Pop Up book. My husband asked how she knew the stories and I said we read it every night. It’s so crazy to see her growing up so quickly.

Thinking: of the great workshop I’m going to be at all week long. It is Conscious Discipline. I have been to several of them before but, this is going to be more intense; 7:30am to 5:30pm every day. So excited!

Wanting: this crazy weather to go away! We wore shorts this afternoon because it was in the 70’s. Now it is already in the 40’s. What is going on? Hoping everyone stays warm this week.

Needing: to clean my house. I’m just not sure when it’s going to happen?

??????: What do Rice, A&M, and U of H all have in common? try guessing in the comment section.

Have a great week!

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Currently February

Hope you are staying warm! Well we had an ice day Tuesday and today it is 75 degrees outside. We will see what next week brings. February is here and it is time to link up with Farley at Oh’ Boy 4th Grade.

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Listening: Imagine Dragons is one of my name favorite bands.

Loving: My 3-year-old daughter loves Wizard of Oz. We have watched it too many times to count. Today we got to see it in 4D. She was so excited. She sang along and couldn’t take her eyes of the screen. It helped that is was only 20 minutes long. She really liked it when water sprayed on her as the witch was melting. Awesome day!

Thinking: We are staying home tomorrow for the Super Bowl and I have no idea what to cook. We are trying to eat healthy and my favorite Super Bowl snacks are so bad!

Wanting: When is it going to be Spring? This weather has been crazy this year. I live in South Texas and we have never had 2 ice days off. We have had some hurricane days but never 2 ice days. Now just waiting to hear when we will have to make up these 2 days.

Needing: I need to stop stressing over the STAAR test (Texas standardized test). This is my first year in 3rd grade and my first year for the state assessment. I have a very needy class this year and am really worried about them passing. These kids have so many educational needs, I just don’t know what else I can do. We will be taking a practice text at the end of the month so I guess I will just wait and see what happens.

1. I have run 3 marathons. – truth. My last one was in January of 2012.

2. I always wanted to be a teacher. – fib. I said I would never be a teacher. My Bachelor degree is in Psychology. I went back to school in 2000 and got my Masters in Early Childhood and love it! I guess never say never.

3. I have traveled 46 states. – truth. My husband used to own a moving truck and we would move people across the country. It was amazing to get to see all the states and people who make this country wonderful!

I hope you have a great weekend and my the best team win on Sunday!

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Currently January

Happy 2014! January is here and it is time to link up with Farley at Oh’ Boy 4th Grade.

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Listening:  It is in 2:30pm and there are still random fireworks being popped in the neighborhood. My dog just hates it.

Loving: I have spent the past week with my husband and 3-year-old daughter. He was off all last week but, went back to work today. We have not spent that much time together in a very long time. This is a picture of them when we went camping last weekend.

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Thinking: I have so many blessings in my life, that there are too many to count. This time of the year can be very hectic and overwhelming but I am trying to stay focused on all the wonderful blessings I have in my life.

Wanting: I want to lose this weight! I have gained 10 pounds since school started. Now I have even more I need to lose. I know what I have to do, I just don’t like doing it!

Needing: I need to clean this house. I have taken down the Christmas tree but, there is still a lot to do.

Tradition: We always go to my parent’s house to eat dinner for New Year’s Day. My mom has always made us eat at least one spoonful of black-eyed peas for good luck. I will now eat them without being forced. Now I will have to start the tradition with my daughter. We’ll see if she eats them tonight.

I hope that you have a great 2014!

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