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book study procrastination

HAPPY 2012!!!

I must admit I am not as happy as
my 3 exclamation points indicate

I am CURRENTLY pouting about going back to school tomorrow!!!
YUCK and we got a phone call from
the new principal reminding us to read our chapter for our book study
YEPPERS book study
YEE HAW a book study assigned in December
(pulling the string to my last popper.....**~**( ~* confetti *~ )** ~**....
S*A*R*C*A*S*M (my friend)
I only had to read one chapter
BUT did I???

I really was going to but
I forgot what chapter I was assigned
I left the book at school

we were given the book at
back to school PD
and I put it away
(wasn't told I would need it in DEC)
well I put it
some place real good
because I CANNOT FIND IT!!!
am I sweating bullets over this?
not really
do I know that I can download a copy off of the district's web page...
(fingers crossed)
NO I do NOT know this...
I am assigned to a wonderful group of teachers
that I am sure have read the book
I mean I have the cream of the crop group...
I am hoping that my PowerPoint skills will outshine the fact that
I have not read the chapter
I am thinking they can tell me what to write and I can whip it out fast and PURTY
I plan on taking my 8GB thumb drive full of digi scrapbooking yumminess!!!
Don't you think this will be OK
I am having some slight guilt now
BUT I haven't pinned today
so I might have to do that first and then maybe just maybe go and look at the book

and 2 more things
OK 3

 no CURRENTLY right now...
YES there will be a January one
I was working on it tonight
and then I started thinking
is going to have the same answers

Erin Condren planners?
when do you buy these delicious planners
do you have a life planner?...
or do you have the lesson plan one?
please please those of you that know what I am talking about
I was ASSUMING now would be the time to buy the 2012 life planner... right
maybe I am wrong... this Erin Condren thing has me all excited...
I mean I have been looking at her website for a long time waiting for
and it is here and I am ready
READY to order one
I want the works
(I have been watching a LOT of Willy Wonka with Drew... original not Depp)

if you don't know what I am talking about
If you don't know about Erin....not Willy
you should know Willy
I mean who doesn't know Willy?
and there are SEVERAL Willys to choose from
really just ONE Willy Wonka
but lots of Willys
back to ERIN
you can thank me later
for showing you the QUEEN of YUMMIES.... ERIN!!!
PLEASE I need answers to this...
I might have to email her myself...
do you order your life planners now
do you do you

have you seen this yet?

over at

2nd Grade Shenanigans

HOPE has organized a great give-away and she asked ME to join her...YAY
and lots of other bloggers too!!!

hop on over to HOPE's and enter
click on her blog button below to head on over

2nd Grade Shenanigans

ok that is it...
now I have to decide if I want to go read or not....
it might help if I remembered the name of the book
and what chapter I was assigned...
ta ta for now


  1. Losing the book sounds like something I would do!!
    First Grade Blue SKies

  2. Oh my, you sound like me...from the needing more vacay and dreading that vacay is over :( to the Erin Condren planner!!! I can't wait to see what people say! :)

  3. Give it to me now!

    I completely feel for you. School stinks. I don't want to go to school. I go back on Wednesday - if we did extra professional development over the summer, we get to go back Wednesday when the kids do. Which means I will be completely unprepared because I'm not gonna get there earlier than maybe fifteen minutes early. If I'm lucky. Cause waking up is really really really hard.

  4. Sons of a pioneer! I am supposed to read a chapter from this EDI book- and I can't picture where it is!!!!!! I haven't thought about it since before the break!!!

    Going Nutty!


  5. I have an Erin Condren Life Planner and LOVE!! I do not have the Teacher Planner because I like to type my plans instead of writing. You may want to check to see if One King's Lane.com has a half price voucher for her site. They do periodically! Good luck!! I don't think you will be disappointed!

  6. OMG! I ordered the Erin Condren LIFE PLANNER for the first time and I should get it this week!!!!!!!! I can't explain how excited I am. I decided not to wait until summer when I usually buy my planner (the ones that start in July). I think they are a bit pricey at $50 but its a new year and I deserve it....right? I just figured with all the money I spent at Christmas what's another 50 bucks to keep me extra organized and PLAN MY LIFE!

    I go to school tomorrow too and instead of looking over any curriculum or doing anything I should be doing, I am blog hopping!!! LOL!

    Happy 2012!
    Fabulous 4th Grade Froggies

  7. Not to sound too "teacher-y" but I love your posts because I can hear your "voice" in your writing.

    I think the teachers are worse than the kids. (Or yet, the most talkative ones, like myself, become the teachers.) I love how we can creatively come up the best excuses, in a second flat. Have you read Baloney (Henry P.), it's a very funny book.
    I love how we can tell the kids to be quiet at lunch, but our lounges are the loudest in the school. LOL!
    Happy New Year and have a fabulously first day back of the new year!


  8. Oh I want an Erin Condren life planner too.....and I want her iPhone case and her lucite trays;) my prob is I can't pick which design!!!! Sorry your vacay is over... Mine ends Wednesday:(

  9. Unfortunately, I ended up with two copies the book my district is doing their book study on. I can't ever, ever use the "I lost my book" line. ;) I go back tomorrow too! Sad, sad, sad day.

  10. I have a PD book I'm supposed to read to and had really really good intentions of reading it over the break. It has moved from my desk, to my bag, to my car, and has not made inside my house. Eeek...maybe it will come out of the car tomorrow. In my defense though this is the MOST boring book ever...The Art and Science of Teaching by Marzano who I know officially hate because of my district. Uhh where did my break go! Good luck finding your book!
    Rambling About Reading

  11. is it sad that I was so over the OD from my school that I kinda said, eh oh well it was only for one credit?! now what if a kid had done that?!

    I love my erin condren planner. I just have the planner NOT the LIFE planner. but its just so pretty. You can order it whenever you want. Your calendar will begin with the month you order it and go for an entire year, for example, I order mine in July so it goes from July to July. Hope that helps. Can't wait to hear what you decide on.

  12. I have the life planner and LOVE LOVE LOVE it. I bought it in September and they gave me the rest of 2011 and all of 2012, all for the same price as if you just bought a 12 month one. I will never buy from another place. It comes with all kinds of fun stickers and extras I didn't even know I was getting! Again, I LOVE it!

  13. Now I NEED the Life planner and Teacher lesson planner ... and maybe a lucite tray. Hmm... Where am I going to find an extra $175??? I wonder if next year I can use lead $$ on the lesson planner? Yeah, probably not.
    Thanks for introducing us to Erin and for reminding me that I also have a book study I am slacking on.

  14. I love this idea!

  15. Hi Farley,
    Just wanted to let you know that I nominated you for The Versatile Blogger award as one of my newly discovered blogs. Take a look:



  16. I have been STALKING my mailbox for my Erin Condren Life Planner. I cannot wait.

    I did not order the teacher planner. We have an online system we have to use. {blech}

  17. Thanks for another opportunity for a giveaway, this is a great way to connect to new blogs!

  18. Love learning new ideas and reading new blogs...great idea!


  19. One day I get a shiny pretty colorful EC Life Planner, but not this year. I have a pretty planner from Marshalls ($4). I think I'll post about it this week...let's do a planner linky party to ease our troubles sliding back into the groove.

  20. Thanks to you taking part in this giveaway, I was introduced to your blog! I'm SO excited!

  21. I'm waiting for the "Currently!" I know you're super busy (like we all are after the procrastination :) but I'm excited for it! :)

  22. I awarded you the Versatile Blogger Award as well! Thanks for all that you blog!


  23. I'm a first grade newbie. I have been following many of the blogs in the giveaway for the last three months and I continue to discover even more of your blogs each day...2 more before I saw your giveaway. I have become obsessed. I would love to win this giveaway. It would help me so much as I venture more into teaching first graders. Thanks to all of you for creating and sharing your ideas and for re-energizing me. My kids love it and get excited each week as they get new things to play and create!

  24. I just gave you the Versatile Blogger Award! Come check it out!

    Jamie at 2nd Grade Stuff

  25. HAHA :) I laughed so hard at your story about the book, it is definitely something I would do :) Keep the sarcasm and great ideas coming! :)

    Lisa :) (new follower)

  26. Hey Farley- I love your blog!
    I gave you an award on my blog- check it out :)


  27. Girl, yes. Erin. Holla.

    I ordered mine back in November cuz Plum District had a discount! So I got mine (Nov-Nov) for like $20 instead of $50, cuz I'm the coolest person ever.

    Oh, I don't get the lesson planner b/c we are required to type our plans into Eduphoria, and i'm sure as...not going to write/type them twice.


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