Monday, April 1, 2013

Currently April

It's April! Linking up with Farley for this month's Currently!

Listening: Don't you notice when you're working on 18 projects at once your kids want to play tag in the house?

Loving: I have 25 fourth grade darlings! I have such a great class family! I enjoy going to work everyday...even the Monday after Spring Break! (Even though I got barely anything crossed off my to do list!)

Thinking: I'm starting a new linky party this Saturday... Spark Student Motivation Saturdays! We will share our magic tricks to motivate our students for behavior, academics, Reading Counts, participation, homework, etc. I hope this will be a successful linky to share ideas to motivate our students and each other! Come join the fun!

Wanting: I posted this last month too and I didn't get my wish, so I'll try again...I need more time! Where can we buy it? Someone could be rich!!!

Needing: A life preserver to save me from drowning in all these lists! Does anyone else ever say..."Once I get this done, I'll have more time."??!! I say it all the time, but there's always something else waiting!

Advice: I am so thankful to have the support of some amazing bloggers in my little bloggy life! I'd like to give a shout out to Jivey (whose font I used on my Currently poster :O)), Amanda & Stacia, Holly, AMC, Christy, Diane, Jackie & Danielle. These girls always support me with encouraging words and comments on my blog. I appreciate you! It's so nice to have people who genuinely want to help you!


  1. Yay!! Can't wait to see the linky party!! :) I can't even see past the things on my to do list to get to the end! So I totally understand. :) I'm a new follower!

    Second Grade Sparkle

  2. Hi there! I am loving everything about your blog! It looks fantastic! I had to laugh about what you're listening to. My kids have been angels all day until I sat down at the computer to start working on some projects. Then they were running around screaming like a bunch of crazies! LOL! Totally following your blog now!

    :) Samantha

  3. I'm your newest follower! :)

    I know about to do lists. Good grief, I never get cushy up. :)


  4. A few years ago I stopped making to-do lists and began making TA-DA! lists! To-do lists put a sense of pressure and inspire a sense of inadequacy if you don't get it all done. This is not good for anyone! :( A "TA-DA! List" is an outline of what you hope to accomplish over ANY period of time (I star important or write a deadline time for timely matters) and when you accomplish the task you yell TA-DA! It sounds silly, but it really works for me. As a single mom, it's all on me and I put ALOT of pressure on myself and feel very inadequate at how much is left at the end of the day. Changing from a forced list of must do items to a guide of things I'd like to accomplish over an undisclosed amount of time took some of the pressure off. The list is ever changing because I add items all the time, but it's also rewarding to get done with any item, but it just sprinkles a touch of fun when I get to exclaim, "TA-DA!" :) My kids (home and school) love it too! :)

  5. I have become very good at tuning out children running around the house, slamming doors and things falling over! Looking forward to your linky on Saturday - wish someone could spark teacher motivation for me - I did not mark a thing on my 4 day weekend. Thanks for the shout-out, right back at you!

    Looking From Third to Fourth

  6. YAY!!! I LOVE the name you came up with for your linky party!! It is going to be amazing reading about how everyone motivates their students in different ways!
    Thank you for your kind words:) It made my heart sing to read that! Isn't the support and advice of our blogging friends wonderful? I feel like I know you and we have never met:) someday...

  7. I discovered your blog through "Currently" I am glad to have this week of spring break to read all these currently posts. It's the best way to discover new blogs.

  8. Thanks for the shout-out!! You know I love you right back! Can't wait for the linky! I'm thinking already! :)
    ideas by jivey

  9. Oooo I love the sound of that linky! Will definitely be calling back by! I am on break at the moment and still don't seem to be getting very far down my to do list! I want more time toooo!

    Teaching Maths with Meaning

  10. Awwww, thank you! You are so sweet and I really appreciate all of your support as well!!! We are quite a team (all the ones you mentioned) and I think we can be unstoppable! ;O)

    I'm already thinking about your linky!! My problem is now I have to post mine on Saturday because I'm in a blog hop on Sunday. :O( Let me see what I can work out...

    Collaboration Cuties

  11. Whoot, thank you for the shout out. I love my blogging buddies :)

    Teaching Tales Along the Yellow Brick Road


Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...