Saturday, June 29, 2013

July Currently

WOW! I cannot believe it is already July. I go between feeling like I have been living in Memphis for forever and feeling like I just got here. As of Thursday I have been here a month. It is already a grand adventure and I have learned so much. This currently kinda snuck up on me. I was mindlessly on the computer and went over to check blogger only to see post after post of currentlys! Quickly I headed over to Farley at Oh' Boy 4th Grade to join in the fun! 

Listening: I have been into Country music for about a year now, and moving to Memphis has not helped to lessen the obsession! Right now I am listening to my Zac Brown Band playlist on repeat. Perfect for summer! 
Loving: For graduation I received a Cricut Mini from my aunt, and am really enjoying messing around with it. It is very easy to set up and use, and I appreciate is speed in cutting. I already have a list of things to cut on it for my classroom! 
Thinking: Although I really enjoyed going to SMILA all of June, the end of summer is rapidly approaching and I am nowhere near ready to school! I am able to go to school the second week of July and hopefully get my curriculum and start planning and decorating my classroom! 
Wanting: In college I used printers on campus for papers and projects. It was never an issue to only have an option to print in black and white. But now I would love to have the option to print in color for my classroom, but my room does not have a printer. My computer prints directly to the copier, which is great for making copies, but not so great for my color-loving heart. So now I hunt. If anyone has a printer recommendation, please let me know! 
Needing: Even though I moved in a month ago, I still don't feel totally settled. Part of that is because my room is a mess! Books, pocket charts, binders, and classroom decor everywhere. I really need to get it into my classroom so I can figure out how to organize my own things! Fortunately, my roommate has been wonderfully understanding of the boxes of early chapter books sitting in the living room. Only one more week! 
Tip: I feel like a lot of teachers I know spend their summer gearing up for the next year or taking care of their families. While that is well and good, taking so personal time is important too! Get a pedicure, read a non-school related book, go out with girlfriends, or watch a cheesy chick flick. Time spent on yourself is needed to be able to give to others! 

Enjoy the rest of your weekend and make sure to link up with Farley for more Currently! 


  1. Hiya Kate,
    I gotta say that I'm envious you can get into your classroom in July! I'm changing districts and grades this year and I, like you, have boxes of stuff everywhere. My garage and my bedroom looks like it vomited school stuff everywhere. Can't get into the building until mid August, about two weeks before school starts, due to construction. Having a color printer is a blessing and a curse because the printer is great, but the price of ink is killer! Especially, if you plan to print as much stuff as I have in preparation for next year.
    Love your blog design :-)

  2. I'm your newest follower!! I'm so excited to have found another 2nd grade blog, since I'll be teaching 2nd in the fall. A little nervous, but excited!
    How do you like your printing to go to the copier? Our district just told us that they were switching to that in the summer. Not so sure about that. :)
    Fabulous and Fun 4th Graders

    1. Welcome to second grade! I am not a fan mostly because anyone can pick it up. I bought a printer for use and home and have really enjoyed it.

  3. I'm your newest fellow TN follower. Found you in the TN blog list on fifth in the middle. Come check out my blog!

    Second Grade Perks

  4. Kate,
    I have nominated your blog for a Liebster Award! Check out the details at my blog under the post Killer Wasp and a Liebster Award!!! :-)