June 29, 2013

Currently July

I'm linking up with Farley for her Currently Linky. 
It's almost July! June went by a little too fast for my liking. I'm moving from second grade to first grade (same school) and my June goal was to move rooms and get my new room all set up and organized. My new room is almost ready. I still have some piles I need to organize. I will post pictures when I'm all the way finished. I went to school to work in my room about 4 hours most weekdays in June, but I am s-l-o-w when it comes to organizing. I keep telling myself it will be great when it's done, haha!

July's goal is to get all my curriculum stuff ready. I want to get as many flipcharts (lessons for my Promethean Board) done for math and literacy as I can. Anyways.... on to July's Currently:

Listening: I've been listening to my good ol' country music on Pandora most of this summer!

Loving: I still spend a lot of time in the summer working on classroom stuff, but I get to do it on my schedule. I don't head to my classroom until 10am. This lets me get up, run on my treadmill, eat breakfast and lazily get ready. During the school year I go at 7am, so 10 is pretty blissful. I head home at 2 or 3, which is a lot nicer than 6, which is when I go home during the school year.

Thinking: I'm honestly just grateful for a lot in my life right now. Things aren't perfect by any means, but they are improving. (1) My husband has a chemical engineering degree and recently got a great job. He had been unemployed for a few years and then worked as a teaching assistant at my school for a couple years making 9 bucks an hour. This new job is a true blessing. He's much happier and it obviously puts us in a much better financial position. (2) My parents had lived in Washington state (where I grew up), which is about 12 hours from where I am. I saw them once every 1-2 years. It had actually been 3 years since I had been able to see my dad. This month they moved to Utah and they live about 20 minutes away from us. I love having them so close. Now I get to see them every 1-2 weeks. They gave me a Vitamix blender and are trying to help me in my goal of becoming healthier. (3) I am not a very social person and struggle with social situations, but I lucked out and have great friends. We only have one car (which I'm super duper grateful for because we use to bus or walk everywhere) and my husband takes it to work. This leaves me kind of stranded during the day. My great teaching friend picks me up every day so we can go work in our classrooms. We also bounce ideas off each other and help each other during the stressful times. It's so nice to have another teacher to talk to that understands.

Wanting: I wish July could last forever. I'm a different person in the summer. A more relaxed person. I just want to hold on to July and stay in that happy zone.

Needing: My goal was to finish setting up and organizing my new room in June, but I still have a little bit to do. My great husband has offered to take me after he's off work and help me. He is such a hard worker!

Tips, Tricks, or Hints: Have some fun this summer! Maybe this is easy for most people. My husband says I need to learn to have fun again. I'm so used to working, I don't know what else to do. After I work on my classroom I come home and work on curriculum or TPT projects. I don't mind it because I get to work a my own pace, but I decided I need to inject some fun into this summer because even though I want July to last forever I know it won't.

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  1. It can be hard to get out and do things if you don't have a car. My husband just gave his car up and rides his bike to work. Luckily it it only about a 10 minute ride into the little town we live in. I tend to be someone who likes to be by myself. I Need my alone time, especially with teaching and then coming home to my family. Do what you need to do to make yourself happy. Make a list and choose what is possible to do this summer:)

    Corinna (✿◠‿◠)
    Surfin' Through Second

  2. I'm also more relaxed in summer. Our van (which has the car seats) didn't work for a couple of days this past week. Not being able to go anywhere with the boys drove me nuts! Have a great day!
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  3. You sound blessed with a wonderful hubby like mine. They make a huge difference in the world don't they? Make sure you don't spend your WHOLE summer in the classroom. I find that the years I do spend too much time in my classroom in the summer, I don't always get the benefit. Make sure you build up some stamina for the year ahead.

  4. Your blog is SUPER cute! :) I wish I could be doing stuff in the classroom right now! We had to turn in our keys on the last work day on the 11th. :( Your husband sounds like a great man for offering to help!

    Miss R's Room

  5. I love love love your blog its so cute!! I just found you on the July Currently Linky!! Im your newest follower :)

    The Army Wife Teacher

  6. your blog is so cute! Congratulations to you husband on his new job. What a relief that will be for your family.

    Live Laugh & Learn in Second Grade

  7. I nominated you for the Liebster Award. For more information about it, go here.

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