January 1, 2016

Currently: January

Oh, I have not done this in so long!
I am going to make it my goal to do a better job with this in 2016.
I will admit I got VERY overwhelmed with the whole new teacher blogger world I discovered this summer.
When school began, I had to prioritize some things again and this just fell to the wayside.
I have missed seeing what others are up to and what they are doing in their classrooms and lives.
I was glad to see I had not missed this month's Currently hosted by
Here is my Currently for the month of January!

Listening: I am a HUGE college football fan and this is the best time of the year for that.  My team played (and DOMINATED) last night.  ROLL TIDE ROLL! However, I am still up for any football game, so I am listening to the Grandaddy of them all - the Rose Bowl.  I really don't care who wins this one - although I do like that McCaffery kid from Stanford.

Loving: I am loving just being at home at this time of year.  I love being able to really do whatever I want to do just because I simple can.  It has been just what I needed to recharge my batteries for this next semester.

Thinking: I go back for staff development on Monday and kids come back on Tuesday.  I really need to at least look at what I am going to be doing.  I have spent a little time (when kids were asleep) working on school things.  I have taken the data from our last iReady testing and made individualized plans for each child to work on during their independent time.  Now, I need to make sure I have all the supplies and task cards they need in order to complete the individual tasks.  This tasks seems to be very daunting.

Wanting: Not wanting to sound redundant, I really am wanting a little more time at home.  This past semester was exhausting.  I really can't put my finger on why it was.  It just was.  I could really use some more time.

Needing: I am needing to really stop relaxing and get things ready for school.  

One Little Word: New - a little word with so much meaning behind it.  Clean... Begin again... Fresh... Pure...  I need to remember that I get this word not just at the beginning of a year but at the beginning of each day.

What does January have you Currently doing?


  1. I hear ya on needing more time off work. I can't believe we already go back on Monday. I am not recharged yet!

  2. Hi Becky!
    I love your one word, NEW! The different meanings let you see it from a different perspective; I like it... the beginning of each day! I'm definitely remembering this the rest of the year, especially when I'm having a rough day! Thanks for sharing! :)

  3. I want my winter break to last a bit longer too! I am needing to get some school work done too but this relaxing this is sweet!
    Have a great new year!
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