Monday, September 2, 2013

Currently~ September!!

I awoke this morning to a dreary~overcast~ rainy day-- which is actually great because it will force me to stay inside and clean AND finish lesson plans...BUT I also awoke to Farley's Currently!!! Which means the cleaning and planning can wait a few minutes....

Head on over to:

So here's my September Currently~~~~~~

And a few extra words....

LISTENING to....and reading about the football player from Texas that is behaving so badly. I mean, really, just play football. Do you have to taunt other players? Try to set a good example for all those little kids that are watching... I think this is exactly what I was listening to last month, but it was baseball players taking drugs then....jeez!

LOVING.... my new bracelets! One is a sideways hammered cross with two colors and pearl accents. The other is an initial with a pearl charm. ( can find these on Etsy, but I found them at a local shop!)

Also, if you have one of those add a bead bracelets, did you know you can buy beads from Hobby Lobby at a fraction of the cost. I got these for less than ten bucks! Total bling!

THINKING.......about the next STEM lessons! Check the photos below for what kids have done in the lab to begin the year!

Fourth graders are making airplanes and learning about variables. After testing three versions of a standard plane they will redesign and make the ultimate grand supreme plane. (I am working on this lesson plan package for a TPT item!!)

Fifth graders are building a device to raise a basket off the table top. After testing and presenting they will have a chance to redesign--- which they are doing frequently anyway! AWESOME STUFF!!

WANTING.... fall clothing season! I am ready for those in between seasons things. I have some new jackets and three quarter length tops, but the weather has decided to be in the upper nineties in Alabama right now. That’s pretty typical, but this summer we have NOT had our normal weather pattern. It did not reach the mid nineties until about a week ago! This time last year it was 107 everyday! Here’s my favorite pinned outfit lately!

NEEDING.... to finish a Bulletin Board area! I have an assigned area to decorate near our cafeteria. My original idea of painting a tree fell through (mostly because a similar tree is already painted nearby). So I searched Pinterest for an idea and found this:

Well, I liked it but did not want to spend hours cutting out letters. Premade letters would work but I like that the words are in different fonts. The next option was to create this and print the words…nah, too much ink! So, I just drew them. Yep, grabbed some Sharpies and some big, fat point markers, and drew.
I will admit I used my computer and the fonts I have to mimic these posters, but I free-handed these (while watching football, I might add...). *******UPDATE***** Here's a photo of the finished display! I added some fabric streamers just to make it funny!

A little side by side comparison  just 'cause I like to play with my phone!

Finally, PLANS for this month.....

Take a day off....I really am taking a sick day this month and doing NOTHING. Truly. Why, even today, a holiday, I will be going to school to put up that bulletin board display and take some ferns...I need a day to stay in my jammies, read, and watch stupid TV shows...
Hem pants....I have two new pairs of jeans (from the MAXX) and they need hemming. This is what happens when you are super short. Saving money at the Maxx usually means I will splurge and take pants to my fav alterations shop, but not today!
Clean out the attic spaces. REALLY. I have a walk- in attic space that is piled with junk. Needs a good dumping and now that the weather might be changing I can get in there and work!

Thanks, again, Farley, for this monthly chance to vent and think and connect. 

Follow on Bloglovin


  1. Love your signs for the bulletin board. I also "cheat" with fonts, but do love to doodle and freehand some signs. We have showcases to decorate. My display is April, so lots of time to plan. Have a great year.

    1. Thank goodness for Pinterest ideas! Thanks for visiting!

  2. I LOVE your idea of a bulletin board! It looks great, and I cannot believe that you free handed those fonts. Amazing! Sounds like I am not the only one that is excited that college football has started again! Are you an Alabama fan? If so, I went to University of Virginia and my husband went to West Virginia University, and my friend says that we are the anti Virginia Tech family. So we appreciate Alabama beating up on the Hokies this weekend :)

    1. Roll tide! Yes, I will say I liked the Bama game, but improvements are needed! Thanks for visiting!

  3. I'm excited to see your lesson plans on TPT when you finish them! The activities look great! I would love to use them with my 4th graders!


Hey Friends! I love to read comments and I do try, try, try to reply to everyone! I reply by email- unless you are a "No-Reply" blogger!