Thursday, July 2, 2015

July Currently

It's July, my friends!!  Whoppee!!  I'm linking up with Farley from Oh Boy Fourth Grade for this fun currently linky partay :)  I haven't participated in a while...sorry!!  Life got the best of me...well mostly work did!!

OMG!!  This will be the shortest summer break for me yet!  This year, I decided to move school districts (eek!).  This means a lot of teacher training opportunities!  I am excited and nervous at the same time.  I needed 9 more units to move over on the salary schedule, so I enrolled in some online self-paced courses through University of San Diego.  I love that I can take upper division courses in my PJs!!  yay!!

I was hired to teach 8th grade math; two sections of Math 8 and one section of Integrated Math I.  I have never taught either of these, so I need to get on planning/looking over materials/finding additional STAT!!  I am working at a year round school (which is rare in California), so I start July 20!  I didn't even finish at my old school until June 22!!  Oh boy!!  Wish me lots of luck!  :)

*ALL STAR*  Something I am good at!?  Most people would say organization for sure.  I am pretty convinced I have OCD and am Type A to the MAX!!  I like the way things look when they are neat and organized.  One of my teacher friends always makes fun of me for organizing my binder clips into sizes (small, medium, large). Haha!!  I am super excited to organize my new classroom!!  Lots of set-up pics to come :)  :)  :)

Sunday, March 1, 2015

March Currently

I don't know why, but I love the start of a new month!  It's like starting all over least that's what I tell myself!  Yay for March!!  I'm sure of my teacher friends out there are super excited because of spring break in march, but ours is not until the first week of April!  February was the longest short month ever!!  I moved, which really took a lot out of me!!

Happy March everyone! xoxo

Sunday, December 14, 2014

Honoring Sandy Hook {2 Years Later}

Two years ago today, 20 first graders and six school employees lost their lives at Sandy Hook Elementary.  This week, along with educators and students across the nation, we honor the victims with random acts of kindness.  One parent says, "Acts of kindness and efforts to promote just cause are the best way to keep the memory of victims of gun violence alive," Rousseau, clutching a photograph of his daughter.

Use #Love4SH to promote kinds and love on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook throughout this week.

Sunday, November 30, 2014

Currently December

Yayyyy!! December is nearly here!!  It's such a wonderful time of year!  I love looking at Christmas lights and love decorating for Christmas!!  And my favorite part is...I live in California, so I'm not freezing...whoopeeee!!  Happy December everyone!

I have had the past week off and it has been so wonderful!!  I have been watching Christmas movies on the Hallmark Channel like crazy!  They are so cheesy and predictable, but I am obsessed!  

I also bought a new mattress and bedding with my spare time.  I can NOT wait for my new bedding to come in!!  I decided to go with all white bedding.  I aas kind of worried that all white would look too boring, but I am going to spruce it up with some fun accent pillows.  So excited!!  Look how pretty it is!

I ordered my bedding from West Elm.  It is an Organic cotton pintuck duvet cover.  I am never going to want to get out of my new bed!!

Happy December!!  3 weeks until 2 weeks off!  Let's do this!!

Saturday, November 29, 2014

Did You Know.....?? Bulletin Board

Let's talk about the ugly hallway for a moment.  I do not love the hallways at my school at all for one simple reason: they are ugly.  They are painted half brown and half white and scream 1970s!!  They seriously needed some color!!  Every year, I say I am going to decorate the hallway I walk through everyday.  I bought the brightest colors available: lime green, bright yellow, and hot pink.  When I started putting up the paper over the summer, the boy teachers in my hallway said, "Were those the only colors to choose from??"  I don't really care...we needed color!!!  

I rounded up some student work to put on two of the bulletin boards and decided to make a "Did You Know...??" bulletin board complete with my favorite random facts.  I looked up random facts and did you know stuff and compiled 30 posters to hang in the hallway.  Below are 9 sample posters.  

Let me just tell you...the kids LOVE these posters!!!  We are talking MIDDLE school students!!  Two months into the school year, and I still catch students staring at the hallway soaking up the random information.  And you know what...I really love it because it sparks conversation and curiosity! Ha! Double Whammy!!!

Here are what some of the posters look like...  You can have these posters for FREE!!

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Sale and a {yummmmmyyyyy} Recipe

It's that crazy time of year!!  Thanksgiving food prep...Black Friday shopping, holiday shopping (eek!!), and my two most favorite parts...sales and food!!  Here I am today to share with you news about the site-wide Teachers Pay Teachers cyber sale, which begins on Monday, December 1 and goes until Tuesday, December 2.  Start making your list and adding goodies to your wish list (I know I will be!!).  My entire TpT store will be marked down an additional 20%!!!  Woo Hoo!!!

Because the school year is so crazy busy, I never find the time to try new recipes.  Well, this week, I have already tried three (yes, THREE!!) new recipes compliments of Pinterest, of course!  Let me share with you quite possibly the most amazing pasta dish I have made in my life.  It is a spinach tomato tortellini in a tomato cream sauce.  I am surprised I even tried this recipe because I am usually not a fan of cream sauces...I am more of a pile on the tomatoes kind of a gal!  But I am seriously so glad I gave it a shot!!

I love to cook and usually end up modifying/adapting the recipe in some way to make it more cheesy, less buttery, more lemony, etc...  Let me tell you...I followed this recipe to a T and it NEEDS NO MODIFICATIONS!!! I can't remember the last time I didn't change something up after making it!

I found this recipe on Pinterest, but it is from a site called Damn Delicious.  And this recipe sure was Damn. Delicious.  No joke all of the commenters agree as well!  Seriously the easiest recipe and SOOOOO yummyyyyyy!!!!!  I can't wait to hear how much you love it (and I bet Damn Delicious would love to hear it as well!).  Click on the link above to view and print the recipe.  I will definitely be making this again and again!

Sunday, November 2, 2014

Currently November

November is here!! November is here!! November is here!!  It's my favorite month for lots of reasons…. mainly because it's my birthday, and this is a big one, the DIRTY 30!!  I am so excitedI I can hardly wait!!  I am celebrating by going to Nashville with my bestie next weekend :)

I am a HUGE country music fan!!  In fact, I am celebrating my 30th with my besets friends and family line dancing :)

Look how cutesy and fun these restaurants look in Nashville!  Have you been to Nashville?? I would love to hear some places I should check out!  We don't really have a plan or itinerary, but we are for sure going to the Grand Ole Opry!!  YEEEEE HAAWWWWWWW