Thursday, August 1, 2013

2 Birds, One Blog: August Currently and Back To School Goals

I am loving the linkys (click the pictures to join), so I am doing two today in one post, so I will keep my explanations short :)

First, I have August Currently with Oh Boy, 4th Grade.


Here is my August Currently:


Listening: the news is always o at our house in the background. My husband is a police officer, and I think it is just second nature for him to know what is going on...repetitively...7 times a day. Oh, well. I don't mind. Fox 4 can be pretty entertaining sometimes :) I wish I was listening to some songs to sing to since the kids aren't here to wake up as I bust a note (they are loving on Grandma right now)!

Loving: reading all of the posts from fellow bloggers. There are great ideas, motivations and stories to get back on track for the school year!

Thinking: about how great this school year will be. I am so excited about my team, our schedule, Think Tanks, our new batch of kiddos, and my room!

Wanting: some playtime with my kids. We are limited what we do out of the house with a new walker and 105F outside everyday, but we have plenty to do inside, and I can also back out the car and put a pool in it's place in the shade!

Needing: millions of dollars to buy all the things I need to make all the things I have found on blogs, pintrest and TpT (any donations?).

Back 2 School Must Haves: I noticed I forgot to add that, so here.
1. Some Magic School Bus chapter books. I just found out about these, and I need them!
2. Some cute duct tape to wrap my glue bottles (thanks I'm Lovin Lit!)
3. Glitter binder. Need it!

Alright, Back to School Goals Linky with I {heart} Recess.


Personal: I want everything to be perfect the first time kids walk in the week before school to get their schedules. It might not happen, and I need to be okay with that (as long as it is perfect by the first day of school).

Organization: My classroom is wall space challenged. It has buttons and switches and boxes and other impediments throughout randomly being a science lab. I will make it work!

Planning: I like having a few weeks planned at a time so I can focus on all my other responsibilities and wants at work. Week one is almost done, so let's kick it up and get week two!

Professional: I am science lead at my school and I will mentor 2 teachers and have 3 new science teachers this year. I want to make sure they have everything they need to feel confident about the start of the year. I can always wing it if I have to, but I don't want them to have to.

Students: What could we possibly need this year that students will run out of or not have? Sales are for a limited time, and supply does not always refresh in time. I need to anticipate what will be needed.

Motto: I am a positive person 99% of the time. My teammates have seen the smidge of negative, but it is so rare. Am I lying to myself, holding it in, or do I just love teaching so much the negative doesn't really matter? I am going with the last one :)

That's it! Goodnight! I have GT training all day tomorrow, and those advanced labs aren't going to perform themselves!

6 comments:

  1. Hi Caitlin-
    Found you through Farley's Currently! I am a big fan of Texas. My brother is retired military and spent a large portion of his career near San Antonio. I loved going there to visit him. He moved to Conroe after he retired but just this past week moved back home to Kansas City, Missouri.
    I am with you on winning the lottery! That would be so awesome!
    Happy to be your newest follower.
    Antoinette :)

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    1. Hi Antoinette! It is great to meet more fellow teachers on here. I absolutely LOVE Texas. I could never live anywhere else :)

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  2. I'm going to duct tape my glue bottles too! Great idea!
    -Lisa
    Grade 4 Buzz

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    1. What kind of duct tape pattern is your favorite, Lisa? I like the mustaches and the teal, and they are always bringing in new designs.

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  3. Eh tu? I'm so stealing Erin's duct tape and glue idea.....even passed it on to my partner!

    My DD is heading on over to Nana and Papa's house in a few days.....ahhhhh! :-)

    Carla
    Surviving Sixth Grade

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    1. It is a great idea, right? As I am typing this, my three year old is trying to squirt me with imaginary water :) I keep telling them I need time to miss them!

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