Wednesday, January 2, 2013

January Currently

 Happy New Year Everyone!
From my family to yours.  Blessings for 2013.
I have been very blessed with a wonderful family, a great job, two fabulous kids and an understanding husband.  I don't know what I would do without them supporting me in whatever I get myself into.  (Which is a lot sometimes ~ LOL) 

I am linking up with Oh' Boy 4th Grade to be a part of Farley's January Currently Linky Party. I hope you enjoy my post.

Listening and Wanting ~ I am so excited to watch the Fiesta Bowl tomorrow night.  My daughter called me this evening and told me about all the activities that they have been doing and all the pep rallies that they have been a part of in Arizona.  She is a freshman this year in the K-State Marching Band and she is having the time of her life. Wish I was there to share it with her but she got me a K-STATE MOM t-shirt for Christmas SO GUESS what I will be wearing tomorrow to school.  YOU got it.  LOVING IT!!
Loving ~ I am so excited that I have my lesson plans done so far in advance.  This never happens to me. I am always changing things, which makes it hard to stay organized but for some odd reason I did it this time. Let's see if I can say that in two weeks from now when I need my next week planned. :)

Thinking ~ I really love to scrapbook but I never seem to have the time.  My mind is always thinking about school and what I can do better to make my students more successful in the classroom. This means I am always researching, reading or browsing blogs to see if there is anything out there that would better my teaching as a professional. Sometime I need to hang that hat up and be more relaxed and focus on other areas of enjoyment.  This weekend is my birthday so I am going to really try hard to work on scrapbooking and not school.  Thank goodness I have all my plans ready for next week. :)

Needing ~ I am needing to go to bed so that I am rested up for tomorrow. I am so excited to see my students and to get back into a normal routine. I've missed not being at school.  I sure hope that everyone of them is over the cold and flu that is going around. It is all over the place here in Kansas.

OLW ~  POSITIVE ~ My principal gave the leadership team a book at the beginning of the year called "The Energy Bus". When I was cleaning my classroom during the last day before Christmas Break, I found the book and thought "Huh! I should read this book over break." (I'm sure all of you can relate to my situation with putting something down and totally forgetting about it until you find it again.) I am so glad that I did. It is a quick read but a very reflective read. It talked about staying positive and making energy that is positive so that people around you stay positive and energized and get on your Energy Bus!!   I LOVED it. If you enjoy reading like I do, here is a picture of the book.

Click on the book to go to Amazon.
Well, that is all for tonight. I am going to try and post each day this week because I have a lot to share since I didn't post much in December. Thanks so much for reading and have a great 2013.

Until Next Time,
        Happy Blogging


  1. HI Tammy, I hope you take the time to scrapbook! I just posted about this in downtime resolutions. You should check out Project Life by Becky Higgins to fill in the gaps. LOVE IT!

    The Resourceful Apple

  2. I have big envy over your 2 weeks of lesson plans. I need to get my tooshie in gear and start typing!

    I love that your daughter is having such a fun experience at K-State. As the daughter of a band director (and former self-professed band nerd), I know how much work it is! You must be one proud mama!

    Third Grade Bookworm

  3. Hi Tammy! I'm Rachel from T3 and I enjoyed reading your blog post. I was a band kid in college, so I think that the Fiesta Bowl sounds super exciting. I wish I had all of my lesson plans done for 2 weeks. I sure hope that you are able to keep yourself ahead. I know that it always makes me feel good to stay ahead of the game. Though I'm already behind this new year. ;) I am going to look into that book. I know what it is like to lose something in the piles on my desk. Happy New Year and I look forward to reading more of your blog!

  4. Hope you have a great first day back to school!
    First Grade Found Me

  5. I hope you're having a great first week back! I hope all your students are germ free. I hoping the same thing when we go back next week. I'm finally over the crud I had for almost two months.