Monday, June 30, 2014

Currently July

It's that time again…time to link up with Farley of Oh' Boy 4th Grade for the monthly Currently series.

Last week we were at the beach celebrating our nephew's wedding.  It was beautiful and everything a wedding should be.  We spent the week canoeing, visiting Isle of Palms, and relaxing.  4 days were wet and rainy so we took full of advantage of a good summer storm and nothing to do - lots of nap taking and reading commenced.  Just what I needed.

Listening:  Both hubs and I are sitting in the living room and the television is on a car restoration show. Not sure who is watching.

Loving: A restful summer is rare for me.  Normally, I am teaching workshops or attending multiple trainings.  This is the first summer in SIX years that I have had no obligations!  My school in Tennessee let out on May 22 and I don't return to the classroom until August 19.  Summer is all about rest and recharging this year.

Thinking:  With a summer like mine, I've been thinking about school a lot.  I'm returning to the classroom after a year in a different position.  I gave all of my classroom stuff away and I'm having to recreate a bunch of stuff.  I've drawn out plans, made lists, spent countless time on Teachers Pay Teachers trying to prepare.

Needing: We moved in May into my hubs' grandmother's house.  It wasn't empty.  That's all that can be said.  So, we've spent the majority of our time cleaning out her belongings.  5 trips to the dump, 3 to Good Will and we have only cleaned out one room. 60 years of stuff to go through. Yikes!

4th Plans:  We are headed to the lake nearby to chill.  The state park opens early that morning and we are bringing our tubes with us.  Staying until lunch to come back home and enjoy the rest of the day with our pup.

Link up with Farley or head over to see what everyone is "Currently" doing.


  1. I know just what you're going thru with the classroom stuff! I was moved from 3rd to middle school math and now I'm back to 3rd again in my old classroom. Lots of TPT and Pinterest searching here!

    Ms. Julie aka Southern Teacher

  2. Your vacation plans sound fun! I am glad to hear you're having a restful summer. You deserve it!
    Covered in Glitter and Glue

  3. What grade will you be teaching? Change causes me lots of stress but it can bring great things. Good luck with all of your preparations.
    Grade 4 Buzz

  4. Enjoy your restful summer - sounds like complete bliss. You'll be recharged and ready for school in August (hopefully)!

  5. Meant to also say good luck with the rest of the clear out!
    Growing Little Learners

  6. I'll be teaching 5th grade this year. I've taught it before, but for the last year I have been in a different role that didn't require a classroom and stuff.

  7. Isn't is nice to have a summer with no work obligations?! I used to always teach summer school, but last summer I decided that I needed some time to relax and enjoy hanging out with family and friends. Enjoy your 4th of July! Tubing on the lake sounds like so much fun!
    Fifth Grade Wit and


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