Sunday, November 2, 2014

T.G.F.F. (Thank Goodness for Farley) - November Currently!

November! It's officially the holiday season! I don't know about you but once November hits, I am in full on Christmas mode. Don't get me wrong, I love me some Thanksgiving! As far as holidays go it is actually my favorite. I mean, who doesn't love an excuse to eat their body weight in deliciousness!? But I love love love the whole Christmas season. The peppermint drinks, the music, the movies, the decorations...and yes I have already indulged in all of those things as of yesterday <3

Okay, okay, enough about my love of the holidays. I just need to take a moment to say how much I love and appreciate Farley over at Oh' Boy 4th Grade! Without her monthly currently's I would be even worse at blogging than I already am. (Is that even possible!?) I just get so wrapped up in the day to day classroom life that I forget to take the pictures and blog about what I'm doing but I'm working on it. I promise. 

I am just so thankful for her currently. It reminds me to check in to my blog and to catch up on my blog reading! So that is what I am doing this lovely fall Sunday. Football and blogging. And probably a  peppermint hot chocolate, because who am I kidding, I can't be stopped. 

Listening: I am still in bed, in my robe listening to the rain fall and admiring the beautiful fall colors outside. My puppy is snuggled up next to me and my husband is still asleep. Other than the occasional snore (from both my husband and my dog) it is very peaceful. 

Loving: Does that answer really surprise anyone? I am loving that I get to wear all of my boots on the reg again. I have missed them. They are definitely a staple of my wardrobe. 

Thinking: It is probably too early, but I can't help it! I'm like a little kid when it comes to the holidays. #sorrynotsorry

Wanting: Well there are 2 things I am really wanting right now other than someone to bring me breakfast.. 

1. I really want to get better at blogging. I haven't really made it a priority and I rationalize it by saying "I'm sure someone has already done this". I started this blog for a reason: to share and connect. I need to stop talking myself out of (and stop belittling my ideas) and start blogging regularly. Even if someone has already done it, I may have a different spin on things. 

My school is currently in the process of becoming a PYP school and the attribute that we are focusing on this month is being a risk-taker. Now is my chance to practice what I preach. I have purchased an awesome blog organizer pack from the ever so talented Schroeder Shenanigans in 2nd and I am hoping this will help push me in the right direction. 

2. I just learned about this awesome fitness challenge on Instagram from charm_city5 called 100 by Christmas! The goal is to run/walk 100 miles between Nov. 1st and Christmas day! Anyone want to do it with me!? We can help hold each other accountable.

Needing: So conferences were last week. And I don't have to tell you how tired I am after those long long long days. To top it off, I totally lost my voice. I guess I talk a lot or something? It has been gone all weekend. I sound like an 80 year old smoker. It's quite lovely.

Reading: Unfortunately I am not reading anything exciting. I actually can't even remember the last time I read something purely for enjoyment. Right now I have been knee deep in PYP and Number Corner reading. 2 new things that have been added to my plate this year. I am hoping to find a book (for fun) to read over winter break. Any recommendations?

Don't forget to head on over to Oh' Boy 4th Grade to get your November currently and to link up with the fabulous Farley. 

Happy Sunday! I'm off to make some breakfast and start getting blo(r)ganized!


  1. It is too early for Christmas songs! Saying that, I am planning on reading a lovely trashy book called Calling Mrs Christmas to get me in the Christmas spirit (!) - maybe you could find one like that to read over your winter break?
    Growing Little Learners

  2. Getting better at blogging is on lots of people's lists (at least that I've seen over the last 18 months of blogging). Have you joined TBTS (teaching blog traffic school)? Charity has great info there! Cute blog theme you have! Best of luck with the new program at your school!
    Kids Math Teacher

  3. I have conferences coming up and I'm in the process of assessing and writing report cards. That alone is exhausting as is conference week, but I love conferences because I love connecting with the parents. I hope that you get some rest and recuperate from all that talking. Drink some tea with honey to soothe your overused vocal cords.

  4. I love Christmas music! My family rolls their eyes at me, but I just sing away at the top of my Hope you get your voice back soon. I have conferences in two weeks and I am not really looking forward to it. The 100 challenge sounds like something I need to do. Is there a guideline/suggestion to help you get there? I am right with ya...I can't remember the last time I read something just for fun. Have a great week.

    Luv My Kinders

  5. Hi! I found you through Farley and I LOVE your blog! Your clip art on your banner is A-MAZING! I have several comments to make:
    1. NEVER too early for Christmas music!!!
    2. Boots are the best! Scarfs also top my cold weather wardrobe list =)
    3. I hope you get your voice back soon!

    Kindergarten Teacher at the Wheel

  6. I'm in a new district this year and they have a day dedicated to P/T conferences. That was my first experience at that and whew! It IS exhausting. I've lost my voice twice this year (just now getting it back) but tea definitely helps. One of my best gal pals would excitedly tell you that "No, it is not too early for Christmas music!" She's a teacher too and it doesn't surprise me to walk in her room in April only to hear carols playing. I have Ashley's binder too and love it! I so understand the talking yourself down part. I do the SAME thing. And I will *attempt* to do the 100 by Christmas with you. Should we start a hash tag for IG to help keep each other on track?? Wow, that was a really long comment! Sorry! :) Have a great week!

  7. I am loving your 100 by Christmas challenge. I am a big walker and I'm trying to get back into running. I've run a few half marathons and I'm getting married this April...So therefore, I need to get in shape. I'd LOVE to do the challenge with you! By the way, I found your blog on "Currently" and I'm your newest follower. :)

  8. Never too early for Christmas music! :) Very jealous that you get to wear your boots again, we have about 8 weeks of cold enough weather here and I have many pairs of gorgeous boots courtesy of a year living in Calgary... It's so sad seeing them in my cupboard unloved!

    Love, Laughter and Learning in Prep!


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