Tuesday, June 2, 2015

June Currently

First post of the summer!  What a whirlwind of a year...
Moving into a new classroom...check!
Working with a new team...check!
First year teaching fourth grade...check!
Master's degree in Curriculum and Instruction...check!
Teaching three sections (2 advanced) of 4th grade CCSS math...check!
Surviving...check! (but just barely)

I am so excited to be finished with grad school! I have already had so much free time to read, to work on TPT, and I am so thrilled to be able to blog without feeling guilty about putting off action research. To start, I am linking up with Farley for the June Currently linky!

Listening: My husband gets up anywhere between 4:45 and 6:30 for work, so I'm usually up fairly early, but I refuse to completely get out of bed. This means you will usually find me cuddled up with my pup with a cup of coffee, my iPAD, and with GMA in the background. My school day mornings are EXTREMELY rushed, so I love embracing lazy mornings catching up on the news...and gossip.

Loving: Again, my lazy mornings. I am currently in my pjs, drinking my second cup of coffee, and if I weren't blogging, I'd be reading. I've read the following books so far this summer...

I started reading Classroom Discussions in Math, and I LOVED every bit of what I read-until the book completely disappeared. Yes, vanished into thin air! Seriously! I went to Canton, TX with my mom and brought this along to read at night. It was with me one moment, and now it's nowhere to be found :( The book was fabulous, and if you're a math teacher, you need this immediately! I will be ordering another very soon!

What are your reading this summer?

Thinking: I should have gone to the gym. This thought enters my mind every morning. But, again, I love my LAZY mornings!

Wanting: My husband and I recently purchased a new couch, and I've wanted to restructure m living room a bit. I've changed my color scheme, and purchased a new rug yesterday. My project today is to find some fabulous pillows!

Needing: I know, I know, it's June 2. Our 4th grade math curriculum needs to be completely revamped, and the thought of beginning this massive task completely overwhelms me. I have TONS of ideas, but organizing those ideas and putting them down into curriculum format means my summer is practically over, already!

Summer Lovin': Summer means having lunches that last longer than 20 minutes with my best girlfriends, my mom, and my sweet grandmother. I love, love, love summer lunches! Of course, I have a beach trip scheduled with the husband, and I'm so excited because my best friend and her hubby are coming down for a few days! We are even chartering a fishing boat...that should make for a funny story :) Lastly, No more grad school...I think that sentence speaks for itself!

Happy Summer!


  1. Thanks for stopping over at the Science School Yard and for sharing what other ideas are out there for making us better teachers. I can't wait to have a lunch longer than 20 minutes! We have a place "up north" and so the lake is sounding pretty good right now! Enjoy you summer! Stop on by any time!

    Renee at The Science School Yard

  2. My husband also gets up super early for work. Generally I'll get up with him, then go back to bed as soon as he leaves! It sounds like you had a super crazy year! I hope you get lots of time to relax and enjoy this summer.

  3. Ooh, we have similar reading tastes. I read The Husband's Secret and I'm on the waiting list for The Girl on the Train! I'll have to look into Big Little Lies. Curriculum mapping is NOT my favorite thing. I wish you luck getting yours revamped.

  4. Hooray for no more grad school! Enjoy it! Reading! Also something I love about summer! I don't allow myself to read for pleasure during the school year (well, maybe on Christmas break) because I immerse myself fully in what I am reading! I am so sorry your book vanished! Weird. This summer I am reading: Guided Math: a Framework for Mathematics Instruction; and The Next Step in Guided Reading. For Pleasure I am reading: On the Run: Fugitive Life in an American City. This is a very interesting, eye-opening read as to how opportunities in our country are not equal.

  5. Your summer sounds FABULOUS! After that checklist, you deserve it!!!!
    Thanks for the reading recommendations! I need to check those out!

    Enjoyed your currently!
    Hodges Herald

  6. I love the sound of your summer, have a wonderful time! i hope you enjoy the fishing boat! That will be an experience! Make sure to take some pictures and keep us updated with all your fabulous goings-on this Summer!

  7. Congrats on finishing your first year in fourth!!! I can't even imagine!!! How did you like The Husband's Secret? I have seen it and was wondering if it was good. Enjoy your time off!

  8. Isn't it funny how so many people think teachers have the entire summer off? No sooner do we have a day to relax than we start planning for next year! I hope you have a terrific summer! Carol's Teaching Garden

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