Thursday, July 3, 2014

July Currently

I thought my first year of teaching flew by, but it was like a turtle compared to the summer! My summer is only really beginning now because I spent all of June in an intensive reading intervention professional development program. More on that later! First I am linking up with Oh' Boy 4th Grade for a currently.

I am usually a pretty big country fan, but around patriotic holidays I tend to listen exclusively to country. I am a sucker for patriotism and music!  

As I said before, I was in PD all of June from 8:00am-2:00pm, so my summer really only started this week. Sleeping late and relaxing has been so wonderful! 

I told myself I would take this week off from teaching, but that has yet to happen! Not when Pinterest and blogs are so full of wonderful information. All of this thinking about teaching just reminds me that teaching is not a job or profession, but a calling and a passion. 

Our school year ended late this past year and is starting early in August, so our summer is already short! We have almost two weeks of in-service, so it begins the last week of July. I feel like I missed summer. 

I have wide and flat feet, so finding shoes that are comfortable is always a challenge. When I do find a pair I like, I wear them constantly until they die! My favorite pair bit the dust last week and the company no longer makes them. Does anyone have any suggestions? 

4th Plans 
Several friends and I are going to the local minor league baseball game. It is nice to have the minor league team in town because the stadium is smaller, the tickets are cheaper, and you still get to enjoy a life game! 

Have a great holiday weekend! And don't forget to check out  Oh' Boy 4th Grade for more linking fun! 


  1. Right after you on the Currently July linky on Farley's page! I'm headed into my second year as a teacher:) so neat! I've got family in Kingsport, TN. Where are you from?

    Kayla in the Classroom

    1. Kayla,
      Yay making it through the first year of teaching! I am from Texas, but currently I live in Memphis.

  2. Hi ya Kate! Enjoy your few weeks off... if one more person tells me teachers have summers "off"... ugh. My feet are fussy about shoes, too. For summer I highly recommend Fit Flops... best sandals I've found in years! Also check out my Funny Kid Friday linky! You'll get a chuckle and can add one, too:
    Kidpeople Classroom

    1. p.s. Your link back to Farley seems to be missing.

    2. Thanks Kathleen! I will check out Fit Flops and I fixed the link...opps!

  3. I hate when summers fly by this fast! Enjoy your last few weeks, and make the most of them :) Our kids head back August 7th, and that is way, way too soon for me! :)

    Happy 4th! :)

    First Grade Fairytales

  4. I also just finished my first year of teaching. Congrats to us for making it through! I found you through Farley's link-up and am your newest follower :) Hopefully you have a relaxing summer and if you find some extra weeks in there, send them my way too ;)

    Miss L
    Miss L's Whole Brain Teaching