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Sunday, August 2, 2015

August Currently...

I like to link up with Farley for Currently because I get to read about what other teachers are doing in the moment and sometimes its about school and sometimes its not. (what? life outside the classroom?) And it inspires me. I love, love, {puffy heart} love the last entry this month! Oh' Boy Fourth Grade is just a click away! Read about what is going on Currently!
http://ohboy3rdgrade.blogspot.com/2015/08/currently-august-2015.html
Here is what is going on....
The sound of the box fan is all I hear. It is golden. Children still sleeping. Dogs are quiet. A little bit of morning bliss.

Loving.... this will be my 4th year as a teacher, and it is my dream. This time of year is exhausting, but it is the kind of exhausting that wakes me up rearing to go again the next morning. I love teaching. I cannot wait to see what tomorrow brings! I love prepping my room, sewing curtains, talking with colleagues, learning procedures, the smell of school, and... of course... school supplies (spiral notebooks, ask my kids about me and notebooks sometime).

Thinking.... about how I have naked bulletin boards, and a messy, messy room and about how my uber organized teaching partner has all her math centers printed already. So. much. to. do!

Wanting.... unfortunately once my wanter gets turned on high, it is so hard to slow it down. I want... that cool coffee table I talked about earlier in summer, I want a fence for my doggies, I want new back-to-school clothes, I want pizza, I want more supplies, more posters, more cute stuff, empowering teacher tees. The list goes on.

Needing.... my feet hurt so bad by the end of the day and even my oh-so-comfy Bobs give me cramps in my feet by about 4 o'clock in the afternoon. My folks gave me a gift card to the local shoe store for my birthday and I plan to go find some shoes that give me stamina! They might be tennies. I just found out that I will have up to 3 jeans days in a week! And it's Kindergarten, I need the shoes that will prepare my feet for the long haul!

B2S RAK..... I love Random acts of Kindness and we did a fair amount of them at school last year following the watching of Kid President's Awesome 2015 video. We wanted to make 2015 awesome for others in our school. Back to the present~ I will focus on RAK's for the unseen... the custodians and secretaries, the "dreaded" administrators* who were willing to give me a job, and the other newbie teachers to our building. My teaching partner is a ball of energy and I will want to include her in some ways too, but posting it here won't make it very random! I am already over-extended on cash spending so I'll need to keep it on the cheap. But I have in my possession a plethora of spiral notebooks, crayons, colored pencils and other cheap back to school supplies that I can use to make a small gift and I recently purchased some blank cards and cool scrapbook stickers to make some fun and unique cards which will give me a release to make them while hopefully lifting someone's spirit or giving a chuckle to the receiver! Chocolate. Who doesn't love it? I want to send a little kiss to all my Kinders when we complete our Kissing Hand activities, so I'll just snag a little bit extra to give to those around me. :)

That's about it! I think summer is (un)officially over. (boo). I have enrollment on Monday and training two more days this week, and then the following week we are "officially" back to school. Somewhere in the "down" time I need to plan meals, be active with my children, finish my room, take care of my body and finish cleaning/organizing my home! Can you say.... "Ack?!"

*I say "dreaded" jokingly. I have had nothing but positive interaction with administration in my new district and I am looking forward to teaching to their expectations and having kiddos that soar to new heights! I am grateful to have a job in the educational downturn and I want to pass along a little kindness. 

8 comments:

  1. I love your writing style...it's like I'm sitting across from you having a chat! Good luck with your long, but fun, list of "To-Do"s! :)

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    1. Aw.... this made me smile! If you were sitting across from me, I would even offer you a drink!

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  2. I am totally with you on that wanter! Sometimes I'm really good and I can go forever without wanting much of anything...but once that wanter gets turned on....it's all downhill from there :)

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    1. Once it gets turned on high.... oh my!

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  3. Back to school is so much fun and so much stress! It sounds like you've got the ideal teaching partner. I was always blessed to have teams that helped 'complete' me!
    The older I get, the more those comfortable shoes matter! If my feet hurt, I'm not productive!
    Good luck with he new year!

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    1. I have almost always been extremely fortunate to have wonderful partners! I am looking forward to a great year!

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  4. Shoes. chocolate and notebooks: awesome B2S! Have a wonderful August!!!
    Alyce

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    1. I know. It's a great combination!

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