Thursday, June 4, 2015

June Currently

Oh boy it sure has been a loooooooong time since I blogged. My hubby's getting ready to go back on night shift, so hopefully when my little guy, who is not so little anymore, goes to be I'll have more time. But in honor of the end of the school year I'm linking up with Farley from Oh' Boy 4th Grade for her June Currently.

Listening to Jake and the Never Land Pirates...obviously I have a little one, who isn't so little anymore, he's 4. Who let that happen?

Loving my new summer shoes. So ok I may have gone a little crazy last week and bought 5 new pairs. But I really needed some new sumer shoes and I just love them.

Thinking about packing up my classroom. This year my school departmentalized, 3rd & 4th graders; however, my co-teacher and I were lucky enough to stay self-contained since there were an odd number of 3rd grades, but next year there will be 10 so we'll be switching with another teacher for math. Since we're switching we'll be moving our classroom to a room that is closer to the teacher who will be teaching math to our students. Now this is my 2nd year at this school, so I initially moved in, then last year I packed up my resource room and moved across the hall to co-teach 3rd grade, now we're packing again to move to a better location. It's a lot of moving, but I'm ok with it to get a different room. Maybe it'll help me declutter again. I'm also going to make the move to get rid of my desk when we move. Being a co-teaching classroom we have a lot of furniture. 2 teacher desks, 2 small group tables, plus we have a carpet area, and a classroom library. I'm unwilling to give up the areas for the kids, so good-bye desk.

Wanting to make a dent in my summer reading book list. I've somehow managed to make a notebook page, so far, list of books to read this summer. I just happened to be looking at one of those lists of best books to read this summer, then it turned into reading 3 or 4 more of those lists and my list has grown. Some of the ones I'm excited to read:

  • Everything I Never Told You by Celeste Ng
  • The Liar by Nora Roberts
  • The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins
  • The Stranger by Harlan Coben
  • Dark Places by Gillian Flynn
  • Defending Jacob by William Landay
  • Before I Go by Colleen Oakley
Some of my colleagues and I have a book club and we plan on meeting this summer at another colleagues beach house, yay!!! So one of these books will be crossed off the list by the book club. And of course just about all of the titles on my list are relatively new and are unavailable at the library, so it'll be a waiting game this summer.

Who doesn't need more time in the day? My co-teacher and I are planning a food drive for this weekend, it's our first big event and I feel like every time I turn around there's something I'm forgetting. This end of the school year has just seemed to be crazy though. Just about every day on my desk calendar has something going on. I really can't wait for the laid back pace of 5 weeks of summer school half days. No IEP meetings, no meetings at all, no plans, just go with the flow. I really seem to come up with some of my best lessons on the fly. Is anyone else like that?

Summer Lovin.  Who does love extra money, especially in the summer. Hoping to put some of that towards a mini vacation for hubby and I, since it's our 5 year wedding anniversary this July. My sister is also having a baby at the end of September, so her shower is the end of July.
My nephew at 12 weeks
I'm SUPER excited to plan this shower. I never thought I would be an aunt. She never really wanted kids until she met her boyfriend and the love for him has changed her mind. He's a miracle and so is my little peanut of a nephew. I can't wait to meet him. This is the only picture I could find of him at 12 weeks, she's almost 24 weeks now, time's flying and before I know it he'll be here. :) So in the mean time I'll work my way through my reading list and enjoy the time off with my little guy.

Don't forget to link up with Farley!!!


  1. Like you, I wasn't sure I was going to be an aunt, at least not as soon as it ended up happening! Planning my sister's shower was a ton of work, but she appreciated every detail. Good luck in your planning and congrats! Being an auntie is amazing, especially to stinkin' cute little boys!

    Third Grade in the First State

  2. Good Luck packing up your room!! I just packed mine and it took forever!! Congratulations on becoming an aunt! It is the most amazing thing. I loved every minute of my sister's pregnancy an planning her shower was so fun! I borrowed some of your summer reading titles! I cannot wait to dive into a new book this summer!

    Happy planning!

    It's Kinder Time

  3. Congrats on becoming an aunt!! P.S. I LOVE those back and white striped flats! :)
    -Kristen Moore to Learn


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