Saturday, May 2, 2015


I'm linking up with Farley over at Oh Boy 4th Grade for yet another Currently party:)
I feel like every month I start these blog posts the same...but seriously y'all. Where is the year going?! May is bittersweet because it is the last full month with my firsties.

Listening: To the NFL Draft. Once again, my husband is glued to the television awaiting the picks for his teams while I blog away;) For some reason, however, I do think that the draft is entertaining!
Loving: My super star readers. Now stick with me a moment while I brag on my first graders. First of all, over half of my students are beginning ESL or Intermediate ESL students. We have been working so hard this year to read and practice our strategies. As of yesterday, ALL but 3 of my students are on level in reading. I was so excited I could pop open. Because we are so excited, tomorrow we will be making homemade slime:)

Thinking: About all of the end of the year prep there is to do. I've been trying to slowly get rid of junk, clean, and organize for next year. Today, in our mailboxes, there it sat.....the end of the year checklist. Approximately 6 pages of tasks to accomplish and get signed off before the end of the school year. POOF. instant stress. I immediately went to my planner and started breaking it down and see it laid out on a calendar. One day at a time is about to me my new motto!

Wanting: To be back in Mexico! Scott (my husband) and I went to Riviera Maya for our honeymoon. I LOVED it. With the weather starting to warm up and summer quickly approaching..I am pretending I am back in Mexico. Relaxed, mindless, and soaking up all of the sun I can get!

Needing: More hours in my day! I don't feel like there are enough hours in the day to get all I need done! I wake up at 5:00am, get ready, head to school, prep for the day, teach, teach, teach, organize and enter grades, go to the gym, come home, do the dinner thing, and it's pretty much time to go to bed so I can do it all over again! Can I get an Amen? HA. Bring on summer break! That's the life of a teacher though, right? I'll take it any day because I love my job:)

Summer Doing: Going to VEGAS! I cannot be more excited about this as it approaches! I can't wait to meet even more new friends! Let me know if you are coming in the comments below! :)

Summer Hoping: To go to the gym even more and have a lot more time on my hands to do it!

Summer Dreaming: I wish that my husband and I were ready to make a down payment on our first official house together. However, we are not quite ready yet. We're doing the smart thing and saving for a huge down payment in cash and we are ALMOST done paying off college tuition loans! (June) WHOOOOOOP! It'll pay off though;)

Thank you so much for stopping by! Check out all of the others back at the linky!


  1. Saving for a house--how FUN! It will be worth it to get yourself in good place before jumping in. I, too, cannot believe it's already May! So much to do!

  2. I am with you on needing more hours in the day! I feel like I am always behind! UGHHHH. Have fun in VEGAS!

  3. I can't wait to go to Vegas, too! I'm thrilled to experience the TpT Conference in all of it's glory! Hope to meet you there. ;)
    Literacy Loving Gals

  4. I am going to Vegas too! It is my first TpT conference. I am nervous and excited!
    Come and check out my current Currently!

    Fancy Free in Fourth

  5. We all need more hours in the day! I'm super excited for my first TpT Vegas conference!
    Teaching, Love, Cupcakes