Monday, August 3, 2015

#70 Days Currently August!


Wanting one more month of summer!

So excited about school it consumes my thinking!

We gave up cable a year or so ago.  It hasn't been hard ... I use TV as background noise mostly for grading :)  We've also found old series that we missed the first time around and enjoy now.  Netflix is our go-to TV spot!

We just returned from a family vacation on Hatteras Island in North Carolina.  There were 16 of us, ages 3 to 85.  We had a blast!  My dad instigated this particular party some months ago when he said he wanted us all to return to the house he built in the 90s for mom and him.  The house was so much the same, the beach beautiful and the family time memorable!  We are already planning next year's trip.

As much as I am loving summer, playing with the grandsons, swimming, reading, relaxing, my mind is non-stop on school.  I'm a planner ... I like to know the logistics ... I love to dream about what could be.  In fact, I'm so caught up in these mind games that I'm tired ... and that just won't do to be tired already.

Our first official day back is August 17.  I haven't tackled my room yet.  It's on my mind.  I need to set aside a day or two to decorate! I've created a few posters - they are at the print shop.  I'm pretty sure I'm going to re-do, re-organize the bulletin boards and the student access spaces.  I better get busy!

B2S RAK ... back to school random acts of kindness ... I've been thinking "be kind" will be my motto this year.  Time to channel some heavy thinking about how to put that in action ... from intentional acts in my classroom to random acts about the school.

Thank you, Farley, for the Currently tradition!

Hooray for August!


  1. I completely agree with you! My mind is so conflicted! I really want to enjoy the rest of my summer but I am so consumed with getting my classroom ready and thinking about the upcoming year. Enjoy it while you can!

  2. I am so jealous that you go back the 17th! We go back tomorrow! RAKs are so great, I am thinking about getting some candy for my fellow teachers tomorrow, or maybe Thursday when they really need a pick me up!

    1. Candy is a great idea! I'm thinking about something nice to do for my team ... maybe some breakfast?

  3. Enjoy your back to school time!

    Learning to be awesome

  4. I gave up cable too! About 3 years ago! I haven't ever missed it although it's a little hypnotising when I go to someone else's house and they have a "tv" show on. heh! I certainly do not miss commercials or the news.. I can't stand either one!

    Nice blog!

    The Whimsical Teacher