Wednesday, October 2, 2013

October Currently

Whoa - can't believe it is OCTOBER!  The first month (or month and a half) of school always kicks my butt, no matter how many years I've been teaching!  By the time you blink it's already fall and I can't believe how fast it's gone.

It's time to link up again with Farley at Oh Boy Fourth Grade to share my October Currently with you!  It will give me something fun to do as I sit here recovering from having minor surgery this week. :-(

Listening - I don't really have much time in the evening to watch TV, but I do usually get to watch Wheel of Fortune during dinner.  Maybe someday I'll win it big on there... haha!

Loving - The weather!  My favorite season is SUMMER and my second favorite is when summer sneaks into fall and tries to stick around.  It's so nice to see the leaves changing color and go buy pumpkins for my porch while enjoying the warm sunshine and breeze.  It's also nice to sneak in an extra recess now and then to help my wiggly second graders!

Thinking - Oh the craziness... I was out 3 days for minor surgery and just went back today!  I had amazing subs but it's crazy how much there is to catch up on in just a few short days!  Not to mention report cards and conferences will be here before you know it.... ahh!!!  Can't wait for NEOEA day in a few weeks...

Wanting - Go Tribe!  The Wild Card game is tonight and it's HUGE because we haven't been in the playoffs for like 7 years I think?  I'm crossing my fingers and waiting to watch the game tonight!  My husband and I are huge baseball fans and I even had Slider (the Indians' mascot) make an appearance at my wedding. :-)

Needing - I feel silly saying this, but should I take an online class for fun?  I wanted to take an online class on teaching students with ADHD, which I think would be useful for my classroom!  I got a discount voucher with a workshop I took this summer and as much as I think I'd enjoy learning new things for my classroom, I wonder if it's too crazy of a time of year??

Trick - I just learned last year that you can remove permanent marker off nametags, center signs, etc. by scribbling over it with DRY ERASE marker and then wiping it clean with a tissue!  Who knew??  It makes flexible grouping easy breezy because I can change my center signs and ability groups at a moment's notice and they hold up pretty well!

Hope you are enjoying fall!


  1. I love Wheel of Fortune too. I used to watch it every night, but now we are never home until late with my kids' soccer practices.

    Mrs. Pauley’s Kindergarten

    1. LOL! I'm too cool I know. I stopped over to your blog and it made me miss my days in Kindergarten. How fun! :-)

  2. I hear you with the catch up work...even with fabulous subs there is still so much to get done when you haven't been in your room for a few days! Good luck getting caught up! I hope your recovery is quick and easy from your surgery!!

    Learning to the Core

  3. Being out of school is the worst. Most people don't realize how difficult it is before and after the fact. Hoping your first day back wasn't too exhausting.

    Quinnessential Lessons

  4. Great tip!!! I always want to laminate things but don't like only using dry erase to write on them. Now I can use permanent and not have to worry!

    Found your blog through Currently! Would love for you to head over and check out my blog…

    If You Give a Teacher a Treat

  5. I've been loving the weather too! I also LOVE LOVE LOVE your cupcake theme! I'm a cupcake girl too! :)

    Found your blog through Currently! Would love for you to head over and check out my blog! Missy

  6. I used to live in Cincinnati. I miss the beautiful fall months over there. Best of luck with conferences!
    My Second Sense

  7. Woah - did not know about the permanent marker trick. Thanks! :) Hope you are doing well. :) Sugar and Spice

  8. We are having the same kind of weather in New York. It's crazy. I won't complain though. It's better than the cold. =)

    Yay for being your newest follower, drop by if you'd like. =)

    Just Wild About Teaching