Thursday, August 1, 2013

Currently August!

I can't believe it's August already! It seems as though I just started my summer vacation.
Well....technically, my vacation didn't begin until June 30th. So I haven't had much time off.
Oh well.....
I'm linking up with Farley at Oh' Boy 4th Grade for this month's Currently!

 Here's my currently:

  • I love NCIS. My summer has consisted of waking up late and catching re-run episodes of Criminal Minds and NCIS. 
  • I have so much to finish before I go back to work! My district returns to work on August 14, and I still have a to-do list a mile long.
  • I also want to get into my classroom to start setting up. Teacher's are usually able to enter the first week of August. However, our roof was being repaired and the custodians were still working diligently to get our rooms clean. Hopefully we'll be in my next week. I have already sketched the layout of my classroom, all I have to do is set it up.
  • I need to get started on my B2S work packets and activities. Nothing major, just a few things to get us through the first week.
B2S Must Haves:
    • Personal Laminator--this thing is a necessity the first few weeks. I laminate my students' lunch tags and dismissal tags to make them last longer....and it NEVER fails....the lunch tags last throughout the year, BUT, I swear my parents must tell their students to throw their dismissal tags away every day. I'm constantly re-doing dismissal tags the first 10-14 days of school.
    • A good planner--for this school year, I was named co-lead of my Kindergarten team. I'm excited and terrified at the same time! In order to keep up with all of the instructions and notes during our leadership meetings, team meetings and staff meetings. I need a good planner. I received an Erin Condren gift card, so I ordered a Teacher Planner. I hope it lives up to the hype!!
    • Composition Notebooks--these notebooks are our life in Kindergarten! I use them as "Writer's Workshop" journals, math journals, Reading Response journals...EVERYTHING! I try to stock up as much as possible during the B2S sales!
So, that's what I'm doing currently! How about you?


  1. I absolutely LOVE my little laminator, too! I can't believe how big a difference it makes. I wish we had a Costco in Thunder Bay-I'd buy my laminating sheets there. My family watches Criminal Minds all the time...honestly, I haven't since Gideon left (he was my favourite) but sometimes I catch an episode.
    Your blog is lovely!

  2. I wrote about my laminator, too! Love that guy; I'm thinking of naming him!

    I cannot wait for the new season of Criminal Minds to start. They've been teasing the new season on facebook for about a week!

    Happy August!


    Inside this Book

  3. Hi Lynn! Your blog is adorable! I seriously have to get a personal laminator. I send my things out at school- but it just takes a while- and you know how you just want things FAST! :)
    Kindergarten: Holding Hands & Sticking Together

  4. I wish I could into my classroom too. I would just feel much better if that was done! :) I like the NCIS reruns too-I think I've seen most of them just completely out of order.


  5. Hi Lynn! Thanks so much for stopping by and leaving me my first comment! How great that you're in Houston! Maybe we can locate some other Houston bloggers and meet up one day! I teach in Alief ISD, how about yourself? I completely agree about the personal laminator; it is a LIFE SAVER! I love how thick the lamination is. Well, I am now one of your loyal followers so don't forget to follow me and stop by anytime! Have a great year!