Saturday, August 3, 2013

NOOOOOOOOOOO It can't be so!

In my fourth and fifth graders language Oh Em Geee! I can not believe I'm only two weeks away from school starting!! I can't say "where did the summer go" because I normally lay around, do nothing, and be too lazy. ha ha. I feel as though I've been very productive this summer. Let's just hope it doesn't come back to bite me!!

Of course since I'm posting, it can only mean one thing: Farley's August Currently

Listening:  It's summer so that means its Big Brother time!!! I used to be totally addicted to Big Brother. While I still watch it, I don't think I am so into it this season. I don't have a favorite. But I still try to watch the After Darks and read twitter about the show to keep up! :)

Loving: At the end of the school year, I decided I needed to make this summer about me and try to better myself. I told my cousin to call me every morning at 8am on her way to work and make sure my butt was out of bed!!! I'm very proud of myself and loving the fact that I am still doing this. Most "fitness" things don't last this long for me. I wish I already didn't get up as early as I have to for school because I would LOVE to get up and run or workout before going to school

Thinking: I am not ready for school. In every single aspect of the phrase!!!! I've actually had my share of tears because of it. I did not have a good year last year at all. The first ever for me. Many factors contributed to this but there is not a great morale in our district and I think it just took it's toll on me.

Wanting: Oh how I'd love for summer to last longer! I love the long days, sunshine, vacations, free time, reading, visiting, etc.

Needing: I need the little teacher fairy to go into my classroom and get it all together for me. ;)  I do have the first month of plans completed for both grades so that's a start but I still feel very behind.

B2s Must Haves:

  1. School Supplies: I always have to buy over 100 dollars worth of school supplies for the many students that come in on the first day who bring nothing. I don't complain about it because I understand the financial situation for most of their families. I just wish it was cheaper for me ;)
  2. Hair cut/ Pedi: Those a must!!! I haven't had my hair cut since probably April so it's definitely needing it. I just don't like to waste the money in the summer when I wear it in a ponytail or messy bun every single day. And a Pedi is just because I want to treat myself :)
  3. Positivity: I guess I mostly explained this in my "thinking" explanation. I know I have to remain positive this year. I need to do it for myself and my students!!!
Wishing everyone a happy back to school whenever you begin!

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


  1. WOW! Congrats on getting up at 8am and working out...I made a similar goal...but wasn't as productive!!! Good luck on the upcoming school year!

  2. I just found your blog through Currently! I will be teaching 4th grade as well next year. I love watching Big Brother! It's my summer addiction!

    Pencils, Books, and Dirty Looks

  3. I'm just dropping my from Farely's Currently. I'm impressed with your work out...I say I'm going to do something every summer but never quite make it happen. Good for you! Enjoy your last days of summer~ the pedi sounds great!
    On the Trail of Learning

  4. I completely understand bad years - I just had a really bad one, and it makes me apprehensive about the upcoming year. Thankfully I was able to switch districts (back to one I used to work at and really liked), so I it's easier to get that positivity going!

    I'm also with you on the pedicure! I only get one maybe once or twice a year, but I just returned from a vacation with a lot of walking and my feet need a little TLC - especially since high school girls judge teachers on everything!

    I hope you have a terrific school year!

  5. Can you send that teacher fairy over to me next? I have to move my classroom this year. My classroom is currently boxed up and waiting until I can get into my new room. I have lots of work ahead of me. I am totally jealous that you have all those plans done. Good for you.

    Quinnessential Lessons

  6. Good for you! That's fantastic that you got up! That's a great step! I bought new shoes and haven't taken them out of the box yet. So hats off to you!!!!!

  7. Good on you for getting up early everyday!
    I am sure you will be looking out for the back to school sales....

    Teaching Maths with Meaning

  8. I could relate to almost everything you wrote on your Currently! And congrats on your consistency in working out this summer...keep it up! ~Deb
    Crafting Connections