Thursday, May 1, 2014

May Currently

Holy Crap on a Cracker! It's MAY. Not April...not March...MAY! AHHH. I'm on FREAK OUT mode, because this year we get out in May, not June. That means all of our state testing has been moved UP. I'm nervous for my kiddos because this year is the first year for their testing! So, I'm linking up with Farley for May Currently!

Listening: Netflix.... we cancelled Dish. So far, the only things I miss...Big Bang Theory, and my Real Housewives Addiction. It's probably a good thing that I can't watch RH. Right now, the documentary is on Jeffery Dahmer. Yes, the serial killer. I love watching Law and Order, Criminal Minds, and other shows like this. I am a people watcher. I like to people watch, and I always have. You can observe so much just from watching people. I love to watch documentaries about ANYTHING from history, or mysteries/unsolved crimes. Blame it on my Grandmother's favorite show being Murder, She Wrote. It was the only show I was allowed to watch at my grandparents other than the news, Jeopardy and Wheel of Fortune. 

Loving: My New Followers!!! I am celebrating my 100 followers this week with a Giveaway! You can still enter here for a chance to win one of MANY great prizes! The second thing I'm loving -- this Currently Design. I LOVE the flowers and the colors!! 

Thinking: 4 days. FOUR DAYS....Our first state test is only 4 days away. Eeek! We start with Science (which I teach), then Friday we have Social Studies, then Reading the next week, then Math the week after! Then, we are DONE. We only have a few actual school days after state testing! Tomorrow is our SOL kickoff at school. 

Wanting: ALL the Erin Condren things. I got an email today with the Teacher Appreciation things. I really want to splurge for next year and get the Lesson Planner. I also would LOVE a Life Planner from EC. I've heard people say they can't live without theirs, and I really want to try one. 

Needing: Prayers for one of our teachers. Her husband was diagnosed with brain cancer a few months back, and she has been out of work taking care of him. Last weekend, we did a pancake fundraiser for them, and I came up with a new idea. Fridays for the rest of the year will be known as Flip Flops for Frank! We will wear flip flops (which we usually are NOT allowed to wear!) and donate $2 to wear them. All the $ collected will go to them! 

Surprise: Melissa over at Don't Let the Teacher Stay Up Late is celebrating on her blog! 850 followers! I donated my Graphs pack to the giveaway, and she's got some great products! Go Check it out! 


  1. I can TOTALLY relate with you on your logic on watching Law and Order and shows similar to that... I LOVE them as well and think you hit the nail on the head! I'm shocked that your kiddos get tested in science and social studies as well. Wow! I'm sure they will do great... hopefully they don't get too burnt out and you can enjoy your last few days together! (I also teach 3rd grade and I had kids who just wanted to sleep when they were done with the reading test. It's so intense!)

    Tales of a Teacher

    1. Yes - the state has changed Science and SS -- starting next year we won't test anymore -- it IS just too much! The last few days are always like a giant party, so we should enjoy it! Our reading test is intense too! We split reading and math over 2 days so the kids have some breaks and relief! If your testing is over, I hope you can enjoy the rest of your year! It's such a busy time!

  2. I love The Big Bang Theory, maybe you can get it on iTunes or Amazon. I too want everything Erin Condren, I did spurge during her sale earlier this year so I have a lesson planner for next year. I can't wait to use it and join in with everyone. Good Luck with the testing!
    Frampton's FUNdamentals

  3. It's so odd to me to hear about so many teachers doing state testing... I live in Iowa, where we do our Iowa Assessments in February. Yep...FEBRUARY. Ugh! It's the most frustrating thing ever.

    I also am thinking of getting an Erin Condren planner!

    Prayers being sent!

    The Journey of a Beginning Teacher

    1. The strangest thing -- in VA, when I was little, we used to take the Iowa test!! And yes -- in February! Our writing test is in March, and testing used to be MUCH earlier when it was all bubble sheets. Now all testing is required to be online, unless the student's IEP states otherwise. Thanks for the prayers!

  4. Hi!
    I love Erin Condern as well. I have the life planner. I LOVE IT! I am hoping to get the Teacher Planner this coming year. :) Your blog design is darling! Have a great weekend!

  5. Thanks for the shout outs, and congrats again on your celebration! We cancelled Dish last year and have enjoyed it (most of the time). We bought a flat antenna thing and get all the local stations (so Big Bang Theory is not in jeopardy), PLUS their extra stations. MeTV is fun (12.2), and we watch Big Bang and Family Feud on Fox's extra station (35.2).

    Our SOLs start the next week, but we don't get out for another 3 weeks. It's craziness! Good luck to your kids, and prayers for your coworker.

    Don't Let the Teacher Stay Up Late
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  6. Congrats to your new followers and much of luck to your students for state testing. They will rock the test!

    Buzzing With Mrs. McClain