Currently February

I am finally linking with Farley at Oh' Boy 4th Grade for this month's currently linky, and I am number 326 so obviously I am a bit behind.

Hart of Dixie, I HEART bad television I might of mentioned that before a few times. And I am super behind on a bunch of shows so I am trying to knock a tiny teeny chunk off my DVR box before it explodes.

In Web Design we started our calendar creation project, over the next three weeks we will be making 26 page calendars using graphic design skills in Publisher. Out of all of my web design projects it is definitely a favorite and it keeps them so engaged!

Starting next week we will be MOY testing every Monday and Tuesday for the entire month of February, that is a ton of testing. And it means that I will only seeing my classes on average twice a week. Lesson planning wise this will make planning for me a breeze, but I detest testing. Keeping any group of students locked up in a room for 4+ hours is draining for everyone. This also means that teachers lose their off period most days, going to the bathroom is impossible and lunch is actually eaten with the students in your room. Sounds like a bucket of fun!  Then we send the students off to go see two of the periods each day, I can tell you TONS of learning happens after all that.

I would HEART a new pair of shoes. I love the Reefs brand and as soon as their new season appears on Amazon I want to scoop some of them up. They are SOOO comfortable like walking on foam and they are super cute!

To start on a Valentine's Day present for Mr. B! I like being able to make homemade presents and have a few pinterest inspired ideas floating around in my head, just need to hurry up and start.

Pet Peeves:  
1. Lying - I hate it! Just be honest even if you were doing something wrong, I don't care, I would prefer you just tell me the truth. At least then your word would mean something. Shakes head, if only my students would grasp that concept.  
2.  Cursing - I never would of dreamed I would detest cursing as much as I do, but it is like nails on a chalk board to me now. I blame my students.
3.  Selfish People - Selfishness drives me nuts. I could never be as selfish as some people are on a daily basis so I just don't get it. But I see it everywhere, from other teachers, students, friends and even strangers. 

- The Babbling Box!


  1. Your blog is adorable, and I'm so glad I found you through Farley's currently! Those shoes are too cute and I may be "needing" some of these as well! I would love to see your sweetie's Valentine! Take care!

    YoungTeacherLove 5th Grade Blog

    1. Thank you! I love the Reef's brand, although my students might think I only own the two pairs of shoes as that is all I ever wear. Hopefully I can share my homemade present after Valentine's Day, apparently Mr. B reads this.

  2. Thanks for sharing! I found you on the February Currently! I am your newest follower.
    Come and check out my current Currently!
    Fancy Free in Fourth

    1. Thank you for stopping by, apparently I was already following you. I can totally relate to your pet peeve of repeating yourself, sometimes I wish I had a tape recorder.

  3. Your blog is so cute and I am so glad I found you through Farley's "Currently"! I need a new pair of shoes, I may check out that brand of shoes since you said they felt so good.

    I am your newest follower....drop by and check out my currently!

    Mrs. B's Nook

    1. Thank you! I am also your newest follower. I don't know how you do the traveling between three schools, that just sounds exhausting!

  4. I found your blog via Farley's "Currently" link-up, but after taking just one quick look around, I can already tell that I will be back often -- looks like we have a lot in common! :)

    Thanks for the shoe recommendation! I am now super-pumped to check out this Reefs brand. My feet hurt all the time {I'm to young for that, but it still happens!}, and the only "comfy" shoes I can find are ones that make me look and feel like an old lady. Boo.

    I feel for ya on the tests... it's DEFINITELY too much. There are only 4 days of testing at my school {since I teach elementary}, but the entire school basically shuts down. We have the aides and non-tested class teachers become hall and bathroom monitors, and they also give tinkle breaks to the test proctors. Maybe you could talk your school into that!

    Good luck!
    ~Mrs. K. from The Teacher Garden Blog

    1. I can totally relate to the old lady shoe issue, I feel like my feet never stop hurting, but I am such a shoe snob. I was skeptical about the Reef's but they seem to be working for me.

      Turns out I am the hall/bathroom monitor, but I spend the majority of my time escorting students to go to the bathroom, poor testing teachers. A period of time where they don't have to use a bathroom pass and suddenly every class has 30 kids needing to go, one at a time.

      Thank you for stopping by, I am your newest follower!

  5. I came over from Farley's! I'm your newest follower. I would love for you to link up anything technology you might have at my newest feature, Thursday's Tech Tips for Teachers!
    Fern's Thursday's Tech Tips for Teachers!
    Fern Smith's Classroom Ideas!
    Fern Smith's Pinterest Boards!

    1. Thank you! Your comment inspired me to post some classroom related tech items and I linked to your linky!

  6. Wow- your MOY schedule sounds CRAZY! We just finished up most of our MOY testing, thankfully.

    I knew about Reef sandals, but I didn't know they had shoes... I love those flats! I'm a shoe snob, but comfy shoes are SO important for school.

    I'm a new follower thanks to Currently :)

    Luckeyfrog's Lilypad

    1. It should be an interesting couple of weeks that is for sure. I completely relate to your shoe snob statement, I feel like my poor heels are constantly being neglected but that just isn't happening at the school.

      I am also your newest follower as well!