Thursday, August 1, 2013

August Currently

Some months seem to go by really quickly, while others seem to last forever! Summer months always seem to go by super quickly. I have been teaching ESY for the last three weeks (today was my last day) and it seemed to fly by. As I was driving home I was thinking to myself that I have another month until school starts, but when I really started to think about it we report back the last week of August and I am sure it will be here in a blink of an eye. This leaves me three weeks to get things done and I know those weeks will get cut down by meetings and early open house for my kiddos. I don't even want to think about how much I have left to do, even though I have been working on things pretty steadily this summer. I just don't know how it is August already (I am sure I am not the only one), with that being said I am linking up with Farley from Oh' Boy 4th Grade's August Currently.

listening- I normally either have the TV or music on as background noise when I work or am at home. If How I Met Your Mother or Big Bang Theory are on that normally is my first go to. If not it is a random assortment of other bad TV.

loving- I had a really good time teaching ESY this summer. It was great to be able to work with a couple of my kids and get to meet some new ones. They were a great group and everything went really smoothly. It did take up a good chunk of time in my day and I was still tutoring afterward. It didn't leave me much time to work on things in my room (if I was lucky it would be an hour or two) or to work on things at home. I had Fridays off which I found myself often running round to stores to buy things that I needed. So I am excited to have a little more free time to get things checked off my list and prep for this school year. I also am not going to miss waking up super early, I would like a couple more days to sleep in a little before I have to be up by 5 am everyday during the school year.

thinking- Like I said before I don't know where the time has gone. I have been consistently working on stuff since we got out in mid June. I do feel like I have accomplished a lot, but I need to get moving on things. We have a number of new teachers to our school this year and they all have a handful of my kids, so I am feeling like I need to start prepping for them. I don't want to take up too much of their time before school starts- we all have a million things to do, but I want them to feel prepared and not overwhelmed.

wanting- I would love to be going on a vacation some where, anywhere. We just really haven't been able to make it pan out this summer. It makes me so jealous to see everyones' vacation pictures on their blogs and on instagram. Being somewhere tropical on a beach relaxing sounds pretty good right now. The weather here has been amazing up until recently, but it is just not the same. I am hoping maybe it will still happen and we can at least take a weekend trip, but I am not sure it will.

needing- My hair needs some love. It grows pretty quickly and it has been a while since my last hair cut/color. I just looked at my calendar and it was April (yikes!). It has gotten bad though, I may have cut my bangs myself a few weeks ago, and not well I may add. I had lighter brown highlights put in my hair last time and they are now a weird blonde color and it is not looking pretty. Sadly neither ladies that I see have any availability any time soon and I am having to wait until Sept. 7 to get in. I am really tempted to try some where else out, because I am not wanting to start school looking like a hot mess or having to cut my bangs again myself. I haven't had great luck with the other places I have tried in the area over the last few years until I found these ladies, so the other part of me is wanting to hold out- I at least know that after Sept. 7 my hair will look good.

b2s must haves- This was a hard one for me, but I feel like these are three of my top ones.

First off would be Scentos/Smelly Markers. I found Scentos last summer and bought a few (they are kind of pricey at a dollar a pop). My plan was to use them for things like making anchor charts and for special activities with my kiddos. My kids loved them and they became a must have in our daily work. We could get anything done as long as we had them. I have developed a large collection of them. I started finding them on clearance back in April and have continued to stock up over the summer. I mean how can you pass them up for .39? I am also loving these Mr. Sketch Stix Markers. I ordered a couple of packages a couple of weeks ago for myself and a give away I am going to be doing. I was on amazon looking for something else when I saw the price had been dropped to $2.71, so I bought two more boxes of them. It is an addiction and I know I have a problem, but I am pretty ok with it :)

Next up is staples pens. These are my favorite regular use pens (I have a small addiction to color pens also). I love the way they write and the feel of them. They come in a pack of 50 assorted (blue, black, and red), so they last me a while.

Last up is post its. They have always been one of my favorite things. I have two have different sizes of them and I love the lined ones. I was super excited when they came out with the giant ones this year and had to buy all three sizes.

I am excited to read what everyone else's must haves are! I am off to watch some Project Runway and make my to-do list for tomorrow.


  1. You sound like me! Love post it's and Smelly Markers. I am also a Special Ed teacher. Hoping you can go on a quick getaway!


  2. Hi, my name is Wendy and I'm a Smelly Marker addict. ;)
    I also love scratch and sniff stickers - so old school!

    We haven't been able to find the time to get away this summer either.
    Hope you can sneak away for a few days of tropical bliss. :)

    Read With Me ABC

  3. Thanks for sharing! I found you on the August Currently! I love smelly markers too, the smellier, the better! I too need a haircut before all the back to school craziness starts. I am your newest blog follower.
    Come and check out my current Currently!

    Fancy Free in Fourth

  4. I love post-it is a strange addiction. I love Scentos markers too but cannot get them where I live. =(

    We went to the beach at the beginning of the summer but I could use another trip there before school starts.

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

    Heather's Heart

  5. I love Mr. Sketch markers. When I see them at the store my husband always says "Don't you already have them." LOL!

  6. Mr. Sketch and Post-Its are must haves and I've got a small pen addiction so you aren't alone!

    Rowdy in First Grade