Currently August

Oh, the dreaded August Currently.  I knew this month would come, I was just hoping it would be later than sooner!

1.  Listening... It's funny how this time of year I start hearing all these voices in my head.  The voice is actually mine (thank goodness) coming up with ideas, making a mental to do list, pondering how my classroom should look, the list goes on and on!  I've had a hard time hearing anything else lately (just ask my family)!

2.  Loving... I went to Ikea for the second time in my life on Wednesday.  I couldn't stand it any more!  I've seen so many cute items that others found there, that I just had to check it out for myself.  I don't know why I don't go more often!  The Ikea in West Chester, OH is only a little over an hour from my house!  Here are a few of my finds...
I can't wait until my classroom is ready and I can post my before and after pictures!!

3.  Thinking... Even though going back to school means less free time, sleep, and sanity; I actually can wait to get started. I think this is going to be a great year!  I'm at a new school with a new grade level and I love the teachers I'm teaming with this year!  It's a good thing!!

4.  Wanting... No matter how prepared I am for school, I always want just one more week of summer!!  We've had a very busy few weeks watching my oldest daughter dance.  Avery is on the high school dance team (they dance with the marching band).  Friday was the big state band competition at the state fair.  She did a wonderful job for her first year.  Our high school band placed 3rd in the state.  Here is a picture of her dancing at the competition.

5.  Needing... I am one of those teachers that can't even think about planning until my classroom is finished.  I'll give you a sneak peak of where I started (don't worry, it looks much better now)!

B2s must haves...  I've been teaching so long that my back to school must haves are more for my own personal enjoyment!!  Here are the three items I bought for my self this year!!
1st- Tieks shoes!  I don't have these shoes yet but I'm hoping to get a pair soon.
2nd- Every morning when I get to school I make a chai tea latte.  I just bought this insulated cup from Starbucks for my morning liquid heaven.  
3rd- I take my lunch to school each day, so I look forward to getting a new lunchbox every school year.  This year I bought this cutie from BYO.  I also bought the earth friendly reusable snack and sandwich bags to go with it.

Head on over to Farley at Oh' Boy 4th Grade and fill us in on your August Currently!


  1. I'm your newest follower! I love your Ikea rug... I think I need to make a trip there soon. Congrats to your daughter's dance team :)

    Floating Through Fifth

  2. Enjoy your last week off!
    My last trip to IKEA was semi-successful (classroom wise). I did end up buying 6 cinammon rolls though :)
    My Second Sense

  3. Stopping in from Farely's. It's nice to know I'm not alone with hearing those back to school voices! I find myself talking to myself as I'm setting things up in the room- thank goodness no one has caught me at it yet! LOL
    Wish there was an Ikea near me...I've seen such cute stuff from there this summer on everyone's blog. The nearest one is over 4 hours away :(
    Enjoy your last days of summer!
    On the Trail of Learning

  4. I am glad to know that I am not the only one that cannot plan until their classroom is all set up!

    Smiling and Shining in Second Grade

  5. I love your Ikea finds. That rug is fab! How much fun it must be to watch your daughter dance. I used to be on my high school dance team as well, and I loved every second of it. Love those shoes! I want a pair!!

  6. Hi! Those darn voices are keeping me up at night! No lie! Congrats to your daughter!
    I can't plan until my room is done either!

  7. I'm with you girl, I can't lesson plan until I am all set up either!

    Enjoy your last week!

    Teaching Maths with Meaning

  8. Am I in need of an intervention? I do not know how to get my words into a "Currently".....