Thursday, August 1, 2013

August Currently

I'm joining the beginning of the month fun with the August Currently from Oh' Boy 4th Grade.

Listening-My teenager and I have spent many hours together this summer watching NCIS marathons. Sometimes while we're watching she even stops texting friends and I quit blog hopping to discuss who done it.

Loving-In addition to all of the NCIS episode bonding, I've also played a lot of basketball with my preteen, and I spent 3,400 miles in a minivan with our family foursome earlier in the summer.

Thinking-My literal B2S dreams usually start this time of year. I dream about room arrangements, I dream about disasters (especially after training in first aid, sexual harassment, child abuse, allergy awareness, etc.), I dream about planning, but mostly I dream about the children that are headed my way in just a few weeks. I have no idea who is in my class yet, but my dreams fill in those desks with all kinds of cuties! My other kinds of dreams begin now, too. Each end of summer they sound something like this... "This year I'm going to ( fill in the blank goal) unlike last year." This summer it's taking the form of my "wanting" comment below.

Wanting-This summer has been so great. It reminds me that I need to prioritize my family and myself during the school year. Working 10+ hour days and still taking home work should not be my norm!

Needing-I've found so many fabulous things to buy on TPT this summer that I need more ink!

B2S must haves- 1. laminator-see "needing" above
                            2. had lunch with my fabulous teammates this week-They make B2S time so fun.
                            3. Yes, we have electronic gradebooks now, but I still have to buy a paper gradebook      that matches my classroom decor a) because I like having a back up in case anything gets messed up in the electronic version and b) because it makes me smile every time I pick it up.

Here's hoping your August and mine are full of balance!


  1. Balance, yep that's a hard one for teachers. If we let it, teaching can consume us. Best of luck finding balance this year. I'll be looking for it too.

    Read With Me ABC

  2. Hi Donna,

    I am so excited to have found another Texas 1st grade teacher! I think y'all must watch some of the same videos we do...Do you watch one on Blood Borne Pathogens too???

    I am always needing ink and paper! It needs to grow on trees in my opinion. =)

    I am happy to be your newest follower...on here and on Bloglovin'. I would love for you to hop over for a visit when you get the chance.

    Heather's Heart

    1. We do watch the blood one, plus lots of others. I get nightmares from them every summer.

      Love your blog. Thanks for stopping by mine. I'm now following your blog and TPT store.


  3. HI Donna! I can't wait to see you very soon! Another thing we have in common...NCIS! I can't get enough of that show and watch it every chance I get. I love Tony (Michael Weatherly)! Did you know his character went to Ohio State? I follow Michael on Twitter. We are on a first name basis now (JK!). My nightmares, I mean dreams, have started too. Love your blog!!!

    Teaching With Moxie

  4. I always have the nightmare that I have 50 students and they all show up on the same day a week early. Then, I manage to lose all of them. Hmmmm...
    my dreams haven't started yet. I am sure that they will when I start setting up my classroom. I am a new follower!

    Second Grade is Out of This World!