Saturday, June 29, 2013

Currently...It's July (well almost)

It's hard to believe I've been out of school for over five weeks. I've been able to do a lot but there's still a lot more professionally and personally I need to do before the start of the new school year. As usual, it's my favorite blog post: Oh Boy 3rd Grade's Currently 

Listening: I love Dateline Mysteries. I could watch them all day long. As I've probably mentioned before, if I wasn't a teacher, I would have been a detective!!

Loving: I love the freeness of summer. There's little routine. I can do what I want, when I want. I can go to bed as early or late as I feel. I've been up almost each weekday at 8am to get my workout in before it gets too hot and I love being able to work out! 

Thinking: I always feel like once July 4 rolls around, the rest of my summer goes soooooo fast! 

Wanting: I've decided I would love to win the lottery (or marry a very rich man-hehe). I love summer-if you can't already tell by every single currently topic. 

Needing: I really need to paint my spare bedroom. It's very hideous. When I moved in a year ago, I figured I'd just deal with it but I'm ready for it to be painted. It is all primary colors with paint splatters and dog prints. Every baseboard is a different color as well as the windows and doors YUCK! My front porch also needs painted. It isn't bad but I'd like to do it before the summer is over.

Tips, Tricks, Hints: By linking myself to blogs, I've been able to have other readers read mine and offer some good advice. I also try to read as many blogs as I can. I don't know how teachers did it before the wonderful world of internet!!! 
I also should have written up there that a good tip would be to make sure your blog's font is easily readable. I have clicked on some but they are so hard to read that I do not even try.

~May the odds be ever in your favor~
Elementary Teacher


  1. Hi! Found this lovely (no, really...I LOVE the theme!) blog thanks to Farley's linky! And, I think we could be twins -- I love Dateline mysteries. And Snapped. And, I totally think I would have been a detective if I hadn't decided to be a teacher. I agree too that Summer is already feeling like it's already gone. So sad :(

    But, I'm glad I found your blog -- I'm now following ;-)

    The Absolutely True Blog of an Almost Teacher

  2. I'm visiting from Farley's. LOVE me some Dateline too! :) Do you think if all teachers unite that we can get summer to last 12 months??? I'm in! :)


  3. Also, PS -- how did you get your Bloglovin follow button? (I'm fairly new to the world of blogging....)


  4. Emily-I just went to the bloglovin site and in settings, it says you can get the button. And Thanks for following :)

  5. I wish we had a front porch, my dream one would be a wrap around with a swing. But just a porch would be nice.

    I wish summer was longer also it goes by way to fast.

    So glad I found you through currently, thank you for the kind comment on Gidgets Bookworms. If you ever have book suggestions please let me know! I'm always on the look out for great books to feature on my blog

  6. Hi~I know we've "chatted" before but I just looked at your bio and saw that you are a fourth and fifth grade ELA teacher. YAY! Me too, but just fifth. Your tips were so great that I scrolled up to read more about you. :) I'm following on Bloglovin. :)
    Creating Lifelong Learners

  7. Stopping by from Farley's linky party! I love finding other fourth grade blogs! I'm your newest follower!

    Go Fourth! With Mrs. Owens

  8. Just saw you started following me on bloglovin' I'm so excited since I just started blogging and you are my first follower! YAY!

    I cracked up when I read your part about Dateline. I am obsessed with real crime shows. I wanted to be an FBI investigator (basically Dana Scully from X Files) for the longest time...but now I'm a teacher...go figure! I'm your newest follower!

  9. I am already a follower, but I wanted to nominate you for a Liebster Award! Head over to my blog for all the details!

  10. LOVE Dateline Mysteries too!!!! Our blog also did a July Currently, if you'd like to check it out. But you should head over anyway because, as a fellow 4th grade teacher I wanted to let you know that your blog has been nominated for a Liebster award! Please check out our blog to see the details - it is for new up and coming blogs :)

  11. Hi there! I see you are a 4th/5th grade Language Arts teacher! As an ESL teacher at those grade levels, I look forward to following your blog! ~Deb
    Crafting Connections