Sunday, August 2, 2015

August Currently

It's the beginning of August, which for many means school is right around the corner, I'll be singing that song with the September Currently, but for now a few more weeks of summer & a link up with Farley from Oh' Boy 4th Grade for August Currently.

I'm listening & trying to watch the 80s movie Little Monsters with Fred Savage & Howie Mandel. I loved this movie as a kid & when my sister told me it was OnDemand, I had to watch it.

I'm loving that it's still summer. I still have 4 more days of summer school left & I'm already in back-to-school mode, but it's still a nice feeling knowing there's nothing I absolutely have to do (except read through my loooong list of summer reading).

I'm already thinking about my writing curriculum & how my co-teacher and I should approach writing this year. After reading Stephanie from 3rd Grade Thoughts different posts on how she does writing in her classroom, I was TOTALLY inspired. If you haven't ever read them you can find them here (scroll to the bottom), she has some great stuff happening in her room.

I'm really wanting to work on my classroom. We moved to a different room for this school year & this is what it looked like a few weeks ago...

Luckily it doesn't look like this anymore. It might actually be worse, since we've started rearranging & unpacking. My library is done & all the boxes are at least unpacked (for the most part). But I have that extreme teacher urge to be in there & organize everything.

I'm needing to have my hubby make me some crate seats for my room. My co-teacher & I acquired a round, blue table from a teacher that was transferred to another school; however, it use to be a pre-school table so it's very low, too low for an adult to work at, so we're thinking of making it a table for our writing center. I also happen to have a lot of crates in my room, which I stored in the closet last year; however, in my new room my closet isn't as big. I'm also all about alternative seating (if you can see the orange ball in the corner of one of the pics above, it's a yoga ball that my kiddos can sit on). We also have multiple chairs in the library, as well as oversized pillows to go with our small IKEA end tables that kids can sit at. As long as you're working I don't care where you sit. 

For my B2S RAK I was thinking of making these for my team and a few other colleagues.
From Inspiration for Moms
There's always a day we could all use a little chocolate.

If you're heading back to school I hope you have a great year, if not enjoy your last weeks of summer.


  1. Love your post!!! I'm still waiting on my hubby to make my seat crates too. I've been waiting for two years, lol. Hopefully you will get yours soon!

  2. I love that idea for your RAK, it is so cute! It is perfect for teachers!
    Enjoy the rest of your summer!

    Megan Shea

  3. Your RAK is adorable!! Good luck with your classroom and enjoy the remaining summer that is left!!

  4. Your RAK is so fun! I am anticipating getting into my room...mine isn't even cleaned yet! I have it all in my head though. Have a great rest of your "break" as we work like mad to make our rooms just perfect for our kiddos! Need science ideas...stop by!

    Renee at The Science School Yard

  5. I adore your teacher gift!
    We have chair shortages at our school and I found out that are "little" tables can be raised higher/lower to accommodate different heights of chairs. Hopefully your crate seats will be just right :) Jen


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