Saturday, June 29, 2013

Currently… Life’s a Bit Upside Down!

My classroom is looking sadder by the day, but I’m getting a lot of things organized before packing, which I’m hoping will pay off!

Although seriously, after seeing the sheer number of flashcards, mini pocket charts, and book bins, I should own some stock in Target and Dollar Tree by now.


My husband has started his new job, and we have one more week until we’re moving everything out of our current place. So, of course, there's a lot to do… but I’m taking a break for Farley’s Currently!

july currently

listening: Does anyone else get stuck watching USA for hours on end with this show? At some point I need to watch it all in order…

loving: Do you ever get together with your class during the summer? I invited my last two years’ classes to stop by the library a few nights ago to say hi before I move away, and a lot of them came. It was so great to hear about their summers, what they’re reading, and see them one more time!

thinking: I had to give back my school iPad. Yes, I was lucky to even have one, but there is some serious withdrawal going on over here. So now, I’m trying to decide if I should use summer school money to buy an iPad of my own, or if I should update and finally get a smartphone- but either way, I’m trying to make sure we can afford it, which brings me to…

wanting: Seeing my kids again just makes me want a job even more. I’ve got that antsy feeling of wanting to get ready for next year- but I have no idea if I’ll even have a class next year. My husband and I would be okay without me getting a teaching job… but I love my job, and it would definitely help out my family, too.

needing: Yesterday, I packed up my classroom library, and the room is finally starting to feel very empty. There’s still a lot to do, but it’s getting there. I’m just sad to leave this place!


tips, tricks, & hints: This month I offered a 2013-2014 calendar for free on my Facebook page and went from 9 followers to 1100 in a matter of weeks. Definitely a great move. Plus, once I took it down as a freebie, I’ve sold a few copies in my TpT store, so I’ve finally become an official seller! Woohoo!

Anyway, life is crazy. I know everything will work out… it’s just the wait that’s driving me a little crazy! By this time next week, at least the moving will be done- and I can focus more on job searching, getting to know my new area, and making a new fan freebie for all of you!

Make sure you link up with Farley to tell about what you’re “currently” up to! :)


  1. Hey, found ya on Currently, of course! Thanks for the awesome Facebook tip! I'm on it...I just need to choose something to give away. I just set up my Facebook page last week, so I kinda don't even know what to say on there yet, but I'll be checkin' yours out, 'cause it seems like you must!

  2. I found you through the currently as well. I know what you mean about a teaching job- I'm trying to move up from pre-k to kindergarten or first so I'm hoping to find a new position soon! Good luck with your job searching!

    ~Diving Into Learning

  3. What an awesome idea to hook up with your kids during the summer! I have a few that come and help me right before school - but that's work. I'm going to figure out how to schedule a social time before school starts back. And the Facebook tip is an awesome idea as well!

    I am putting in a prayer that you find a job. I don't know what I would do if I didn't spend those ten months with my kiddos.

    Surviving Sixth Grade

  4. I feel your pain on packing your room. I did the same...moving to a new school next year. Hope you find a job soon.

    Teaching Little Miracles

  5. I have to pack up too!! The only thing that makes it a little easier is that it is at my old elementary school that I've always dreamed of teaching at! Good luck on the packing!

    Twins, Teaching and Tacos

  6. Oh gosh - so glad to hear I'm not the only one that watches countless hours of USA... I would love to watch NCIS in order too... You'd think I'd seen enough that I could piece it together... but no... :)



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