Saturday, August 2, 2014

August Currently

It's August...hold back the tears. I really shouldn't complain because I had one of the best summers ever! I guess that's why I don't want it to end. Well, it is time. BIG SIGH.

I'm linking up with fab Farley at Oh Boy 4th Grade for her Currently linky party.

I love the pool theme and it reminds me to hang on to this last weekend before the train to crazy town departs.

Listening: there are 3 sleeping teenage girls in my house right now so I'm seriously enjoying the silence that is about to be destroyed. 

Loving: I had such a great summer! I got to attend SDE's Differentiated Instruction conference and the TpT conference, which just blew my mind! I went on a cruise with my family, sister in law and brother! I got tons of stuff done for my TpT store and classroom and read several great books. It was just perfect. Sigh.

Thinking: I have a rare opportunity to do something I have wanted to do for a while but the timing stinks and it would mean giving up other things I love. I'm searching for the answer but my heart gets in the way of my mind and my gut is just all confused! You know how that is, right? It's all you can think about, but you're so confused that you just can't sort through it. Sigh again.

Wanting: I went to school yesterday and tried to start putting my classroom together. We had to put everything in the middle of the room so it was a mess when I came in. I work in an old building with old (mismatched) furniture and no storage, so I've never had my dream room with tons of storage and light and space. I would love an extreme classroom makeover, but reality tells me I'm on my own. Maybe I can convince my darling daughters to come and help me?????? Also my house is a disaster and I don't want to clean it. It feels more important to read blogs and check out fb. 

Needing: obviously this needs to happen but may not. Maybe I'll just go to the library instead.

First day: We have two full days of PD Wednesday and Thursday and then Meet the Teacher on Friday morning so I guess that means I have to set up my classroom by Tuesday. Triple sigh.

I hope you all have a great school year! If you see those elusive classroom fairies, send them my way.


  1. I've been listening to the silence too!! It's refreshing, yeah? :) Good luck with the new school year!


    The Quirky Apple

  2. Sounds like you had a fantastic summer--glad you have memories! Good luck with getting your room ready.
    Mrs. Bartel’s School Family

  3. It sounds like you did have a "perfect" summer. I have to go in to my room today with no help so hopefully your girls will help you!! Good luck on making your tough decision. I know the feeling for sure!

    Get Your Science on in Room 701

  4. I know about the thinking.... I always second guess myself and sometimes good things come with a price. But it's usually worth it. Follow your heart, allow yourself to grieve whatever your losses are, and enjoy the good! My thoughts are with you! And yikes! Inservice on Wednesday?! End of summer blues comes to mind.