Sunday, March 31, 2013

Currently April

I can't believe it!  I'm actually linking up with Farley's Currently April the day of!  Usually I'm a few days behind.  Let's get this party started!


Listening: Oh man!  We are so excited in this house that Game of Thrones is back on!  It's like a guilty pleasure, I just can't get enough!  I'm going to read the books this summer but have heard that Book 3/Season 3 has some real jaw dropping moments and I can't wait to see what happens.

Loving: I don't know why but for some reason I have had a brain block for creating new ideas lately and as of two days ago I'm back!  I just finished my monthly writing calendars for April and May and couldn't be happier.  It is just in time too because I love to have the students get really creative with projects and what not at the end of the year so I need to have my game face on.

Thinking:  Tomorrow we go back to school from Spring Break (sigh) and it is two weeks until FCAT, our standardized test.  Then, since our fifth graders take three different FCAT tests, the actual FCAT lasts two weeks!?!  So the entire month of April will be focused on FCAT - BORING.  Luckily I have some tricks up my sleeve that I will share later about how we make testing time fun.  Yes, fun!

Wanting: We have been looking for our first home for about a month now and it is exhausting.  You get your hopes up, you spend all your time searching, people are out of their minds asking certain prices for homes, our southern taste doesn't exist in central Florida, etc.  I know the right one is out there and it's only a matter of time and I should be patient, but I really just want us to have a HOME.  I'm hoping that since it's a little hectic in our job life right now (me with the FCAT and the hubs is the superintendent of two projects) the home buying gods are waiting until summer when I've got some spare time.

Needing: Oh man, I need to go to the gym like no one's business.  I don't necessarily want to lose any weight (but I wouldn't be opposed to the idea), I just want to tone up.  Have my clothes not be so tight anymore.  Again though, with crazy life and schedule the reality is unless I get up early or push through the exhaustion, this will probably wait until summer.  Y'all might have to be my motivators, haha.

Advice:  When it comes to blogging or creating things, do what you know and what you love.  I always try things with my students before I put it up on Teachers Pay Teachers or write about it on the blog.  You have a better understanding and passion for it and you've worked out the kinks.  Or maybe you have even thought of things or experienced things that others have not or would never have thought of.  I have always been one to learn from others experiences and am more likely to give something a try if I see your passion.

I am off to bed since tomorrow is a school day.  Happy Easter y'all!



  1. Love your Currently & Amen on your advice! It's always better to try something before you promote it. :) Good luck on your state testing, too!

    So happy to be your newest follower!

    First Grade Fairytales

  2. We've been searching for our first home since we've been married, 10 months in a couple of days, since the rental market isn't the best here. We have a place to live in, but the rent is ridiculous and seems like such a waste. It is hard finding that place to call your own that's in the right price range/style/right state, etc. Keep hope that you'll find it (my hubby and I will keep hope that we'll find the right one too!)

    Teaching Tales Along the Yellow Brick Road

  3. thanks so much for linking up!!! Hubs and I are looking too... BUT we have to sell this one first LOL
    and I love your advice

  4. I've wanted to get into Game of Thrones! I'm going to have to do it :) Good luck with testing and finding a new home.

    Crofts' Classroom

  5. I can totally relate to creating what you love! My best sellers are items I've created for my own classroom use and field tested directly with my little goobers. I'm your newest follower. :)

  6. We are going to have to go have coffee together or something! It's CRAZY how alike we are! AND we both are in Central Florida! :0) What fun this linky was tonight! :) I usually meet the coolest far...this was the wierdest...most awesomest connection! :) Good luck with your kiddos on FCAT. I did intermediate for years...third, specifically. I loved it...I'm in first these days, but...I think of ya'll with such fondness. :0) I always did a project that wrapped up the week of FCAT too! I liked being able to have them share those in the afternoon. It gave us something to do, you know?? Last year...we did something with was super fun. Two years ago, I did something with the Underground Railroad. I can't wait to hear what you do with your fifth graders!

    **for real...going to bed, NOW! LOL!**

    Mrs.Russell's Room
    First Grade

  7. I wish I was in Florida right now. I am on Spring Break, but it is 30 degrees here. Brrrrrrrr
    I found your adorable blog through the currently! I am a new follower!
    Second Grade is Out of This World!

  8. I just found you from Farley's Currently. Your blog is so cute!!

    A Day in First Grade

  9. I have been needing to go to the gym since I made my New Year's resolution! Just found your blog through Farley's linky, I'm your newest follower!

    Science for Kids Blog