June 30, 2013

July Currently

I just love the Currently linky hosted by Farley over at Oh' Boy 4th Grade! If you're not yet a part of it, head on over and link up. It's a great way to meet tons of wonderful education bloggers.

Here's my July currently:

LISTENING: It has been muggy and rainy here for the past ten days. Everything and everyone is moist! YUCK! I've been running my fan and my window A/C constantly, along with the dehumidifier in the basement. Can't wait to see next month's electric bill! However, I am not really complaining because six months ago I was freezing my backside off, stuck in the house because of foot and half of the white stuff in my yard... soooooo, bring on the heat but could I please have some sunshine with it?

LOVING: Need I say anything?

THINKING: I got a phone call last week from my principal who explained to me a major scheduling problem he was having and asked me ever so nicely if I would teach eighth grade English. What was I thinking when I said YES? I've been consumed with reading the ELA CCSS for gr. 8 and trying to figure out what materials I have on hand, what I can create, etc. I'm actually excited, chiefly because when I had this group of kids in sixth grade, we were a great combination!

WANTING: I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE my Keurig! I have just the single cup unit, but it suits me fine. I can only drink one cup at a time. Last year I discovered the brew over ice beverages Southern Sweet Tea and Hazelnut Iced Coffee. This year is lemonade! I've gone through two boxes and that's in only a little more than two weeks. I'll be broke by the end of summer if I keep up this pace. LOL!

NEEDING: I sit at this darn ole computer toooooooo much! I need to get up and move, go for a walk or something! The exercise would help my arthritic knees, BUT what am I doing right now? Yep! See what I mean?

TIPS, TRICKS, OR HINTS: I have a tendency to start too many projects at once, whether it's in the house, for school, or for TpT. When I focus on just one at a time I get it done more quickly and with less frustration. In the long run I save time by doing one at a time. Now if I could just remember this (she says who has three blog posts begun and two TpT products in process all at the same time).

Happy July,
Happy Teaching,
The Teacher's Desk 6


  1. Nice! I do that same thing with projects (and cleaning). I know I tell my kids all the time to "focus" but sometimes I need that reminder too : )
    Kids Math Teacher

  2. Okay wait...I have a Keurig, and I don't know about the lemonade. Am I missing something? Oh, I your tip hit home. I needed that. I will finish a few of my projects. :) *sigh* ;)
    I added you on Bloglovin. :)
    Creating Lifelong Learners

  3. Oh Angela: Your "tip" had me laughing! I agree with it 100%--but I have three started projects, books, messes in every room! I need to start working on finishing at least one of those things before allowing myself to start anything new. Great advice!
    Good luck with 8th grade English. I sure will miss your 6th grade thoughts and ideas...

    Finding JOY in 6th Grade

  4. I hear you on getting just one thing done. I have six blog posts all started right now. I just keep getting great ideas and getting a couple of sentences written so I won't forget. One of these days I'll get going on actually finishing a couple of them!!

  5. Three sweet friends, I am sending apologies. I accidentally deleted your comments during moderation. I was checking comments on my mini-tablet with my large fingers and instead of tapping "publish" I tapped "delete". GONE! I did read the comments and they were sweet and encouraging! THANK YOU!


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