Currently: August

Today I'm linking up with Farley at Oh Boy Fourth Grade to bring you the August Currently.

Listening:  My printer has been working overtime printing out new goodies for my classroom.  I've found so many great activities and visuals written by teachers.  I wish I'd known about these resources my first year teaching!

Loving:  I love all of the time I've been able to spend getting to know my daughter this summer.  I'm ready to get back in the classroom, but I'm going to miss all of this quality time with her.

Thinking:  Oh, the to-do list.  The list that grows faster than it can be checked off.  The list that won't be finished until next June.  THE LIST.

Wanting:  Okay, we're not a Houston Texans family, but we ARE a Hard Knocks family, and this year they're with the Houston Texans.  Getting geared up for football is one of the exciting parts of this time of year; I love the Sunday ritual, the BBQs and of course, shouting at the T.V. with my husband.  I'm going to tackle that to-do list like J.J. Watt lifts a tire!

Needing:  I sent this little picture out to my campus teachers last week asking for books.  Every year I try to tackle a new project.  This year, it's the A.L.E. classroom library in the fall and the garden in the spring.  I've already gotten a few messages from my peers, and I'm grateful to work with such great and supportive teachers!

B2S RAK:  I was recently part of a linky party sharing teacher time savers.  Tammy at Literacy Loves Company shared a mini crock pot find, and it reminded me of one of the things I love about going back to school.  In the haze of meetings, planning and gathering, I love taking the time to have a little team potluck.  It's those stolen moments that keep our team strong and having fun at work.  I'm looking forward to seeing those amazing paraprofessionals!

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  1. Your little girl is adorable! I can understand why it'll be hard not seeing that little face as much everyday :) Love the book drive idea too, hopefully you get enough books.