Sunday, May 3, 2015

Currently May

It amazes me how fast time is flying...I feel like life is on fast forward right now! We only have three weeks left, and there is still so much to learn before I send my students to third grade. At the end of the year I tend to get more reflective, which means that it is the perfect time to link up with Oh Boy 4th Grade for a currently! 

I have loved country for years, but only recently have I focused on Reba. I love her new ballads! On another not, Spotify is basically the best thing ever for exploring new music.

I have been looking for milk alternatives for a while now. I like milk in my coffee and oatmeal, but I never finish milk fast enough. I've tried soy milk before, but it isn't my favorite. Last week I tried unsweetened almond milk, and I absolutely love it! 

I guess now that I have signed my contract for next year it is official that I am moving to first grade! I adore second grade, but I'm excited for the new challenge. 

The weather has been so beautiful here in Memphis that all I want to do is spend time outside! Today I went on a walk and then to the pool. The only problem is that it makes planning and grading a little difficult. If only I had a few more hours (in the dark if I want to be productive). 

We are about to start our third week in a row of standardized testing. I am so sick of it! By Wednesday we should be done and can get back to learning! 

As part of moving to first grade, I am also moving to St. Louis! I'm really excited to experience a new city and grade. My hope is to start regularly working out more than just once a week, which goes back to all of those weddings this summer! A dream for the summer is to have just one week off with nothing planned, which at this point is not looking very likely. 


  1. Congrats on your journey to first grade! You will love it. I've taught 1st, 2nd, 3rd, and 4th. First is BY FAR my favorite. I just LOVE seeing all the growth they make throughout the year as they build their reading skills. I hope you will love first as much as I do!
    Happy to have found your blog. Looking forward to reading about your first grade adventures!
    Colleen :-)
    Fun and Fearless in First

  2. OMG! I just tried unsweetened almond milk this week as well!!!! I really like it! Jealous that is has been soooo nice in Memphis … it hasn't been so nice here in New England. Goof luck on your move and moving grades! That is exciting!!!!