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last night I was working on something and then
I looked at the date and it said JULY 1
Oh My House Fly...
I hadn't even thought of what I was going to do for the CURRENTLY this month...
holy canoli

thanks goodness I had made these freebies... for you

 Yeppers... as I was packing my classroom for the summer... I looked at my Pledge Poster and thought...
OOOH that is UGLY!!!
and then I thought I can do that...
so I did...
and they are up for grabs in my TpT Store FO FREE
yeppers FO FREE
(click on any PLEDGE pics to go grab yours)
I have them saved in PNG and PDF so you can take them to your fave print store and have them printed as big as you need

OK so thank goodness I had these cutesy digiscraps and so BRING IT ON....


You know what it is
YAY that is a SOUND I {PUFFY} heart LOVE...
we need all the rain we can get... my grass needs it
well what grass is still living...
bless my grass blades' nuclei
(they don't have hearts so I have to bless their nuclei RIGHT?)

we are only allowed to water on Thursdays and ONLY during special times...

OK that jeep I mentioned in another post...
you know the Mango Tango ONE?
I am still drooling over it...
I can't get it out of my HEAD
it just creeps back in there every chance it gets...
so hubs said we can go look at it again BUT next weekend
I think he is hoping it is GONE
and I am dreaming I get to drive off the lot in this...

my mom reads this so
yes MOM I know my garage is full of JUNK great finds too much sctuff to fit a BEAUTY like this...
BUT I will clean my garage out and have the GARAGE SALE of the century if this BAD BOY
came home with me
and side note...
I am not even sure it would fit inside the garage LOL...
might be too lifted
BUT OH my achy breaky heart LOVES it
I LOVE my new washer soooo much I am already wanting the matching dryer...
I got the LG super big capacity 4.7 BABY... TOP LOADING washer with WAVE action

I am loving it... got it at Home Depot ONLINE and got a GREAT DEAL!!!
and NO I am not being paid to advertise for LG or HOME DEPOT
BUT if an LG or HOME DEPOT person is reading this...
I WOULD LOVE YOU FOREVER AND EVER AMEN if you sent me the matching DRYER!!!
hubs said
no need to buy the matching dryer when our dryer works just fine
little does he know that I have issues with things matching
ISSUES... I tell you
so my only hopes is a LG or HOME DEPOT person sees this and sends me a NEW DRYER
(yeah right)
or I just have to wait

?????????????????????????????? last question RULES????????????????????????
ok this gets me everytime
and if you stalk the CURRENTLY links like I do you will notice too
some folks don't read the RULES...
i think they just see I have the CURRENTLY up and going and they just link up
so as you know I don't call them out
I just sit back and snicker a little because they call themselves out... right (((giggling)))
so here are the RULES for the last question....
#1 should be your ALL TIME FAVORITEST BOOK to read aloud ... It is THE ONE
#2 is your goto professional book

I thought this would give us a good menagerie of books and we can start making a wishlist for next year.

mine are...

are these pics tiny enough... still working on this ... SORRY BUT YOU GET THE IDEA RIGHT?

Edward Tulane is my ABSOLUTE-lee posiTOOT-lee FAVORITEST
read aloud...
each adventure he travels on is mesmerizing and heart wrenching...
Edward steals your HEART and he can't even TALK!!!

 if you read my blog 
then you know I LOVE LOVE LOVE Jeff Anderson
I have seen him present...
and I have ALL of his books
I am currently reading 10 things every writer should know 
BUT last year my GO TO book was
Everyday Editing...
so easy to read and TONS of ideas
this book is good for ALL grades
changed my teaching style completely 
and made me a better teacher FO REALZ

OK now I will ZIP IT and hand it over to you... 
here it is!!!

and thanks so so so so so so so so so so so so so so  MUCH for linking up...
it lights up my phone and my heart...
I LOVE READING all and I mean ALL
of your CURRENTLY posts
and I do READ THEM ALL!!!!
thanks again for joining me and
now let's ROLL
I leave the CURRENTLY up for the WHOLE MONTH so you have the WHOLE month to link up!!!

and if you need a great HOW TO
on making your own CURRENTLY and linking up head over to my friend Jen's place :)

and here is the LINKY ... please don't just link up... I am trying something new...
I would LOVE for you to look at the 2 in front of your link and then come back and look at the one behind yours...  that is 3 in all and I love the #3 ... let's call this the RULE of THREE
PLEASE comment on these 3... that way EVERYBODY gets a comment or two... I saw this on another blog and I think it is a great way for EVERYONE to get appreciated!!!
of course you can comment on as many as you want BUT if you link up please at least follow the RULE of THREE



  1. Wish it was raining here - we need it! So glad you included books- I'm so looking forward to everyone's favorite books!!!! :)

    Sparkles , Smiles, and Student Teaching

  2. Love the rule of 3.
    You MUST have a matching dryer. End of story.
    That jeep was MADE for you. Seriously.
    ❤Dragonflies in First ❤

  3. Love your rule of three and LOVE that jeep!!

  4. This is a dumb question probably, but how do I write on the picture for the currently? I've never done one before and I want to jump on this bandwagon!



    1. Hey, Sara. Just open it up in image editor thingy...do ya like my technical terms..lol
      You could open it in paintbrush or whatever graphics program you might have, and just type it in.
      Hope that helps!


  5. Love the rule of 3! Already seeing so many more andddd finding great blogs :)

    T.G.I.F. (Thank God it's First Grade!)

  6. Thanks for the wonderful freebies! I have my July Currently posted!

    Waving from The Teacher's Chatterbox,

  7. Love your new posters! Thank you very much for sharing. You will love hoot, hoot, hooray's stache shirts for their race. I can't see a mustache without thinking of you! hehe

  8. Love the RULE of 3 idea! Thank you for hosting Currently each month! I look forward to it!

    The Polka-dotted Teacher

  9. I love reading Edward Tulane to the kiddos as well. I think I enjoyed it more than my kids did last year! :) You can have some of our rain. We had that dry kind of summer last summer-grass is still recovering!


  10. I am so sad:( I finally figured out this "Linky" thing and my brand new computer doesn"t have power point or publisher yet!!! RATS!!!

    1. You can use word...it'll be more frustrating, but you can do it- and I think you can do it in PicMonkey??? I've never done it in there, but I've "heard" other people have!

  11. holy crapola! Look at all the linkies already!! And I LOVE LOVE LOVE Mango Tango!!

    1. I know it is crazy how many people have linked up already... LOVE IN MY HEART fo sho and I NEED THAT JEEP right?

  12. I love the rule of 3 idea, way to spread the love.
    ✰ Stacy

    Simpson Superstars

  13. Edward is my FAVORITE book! I read it first every year! I am so copying you...sorry! I always look forward to your currently! LOVE IT:)

    Tonya’s Treats for Teachers

  14. Great idea Farley on the rules of three!!!
    Feel free to link up to Make a Difference Monthly---it's about citizenship and your pledge of allegiance posters are perfect!!!

    :) Maria Dismondy

  15. Your roast recipe was yummy. Thanks for sharing. Even the hubs, who doesn't like roast, loved it. It made some great gravy too :)

    My (Not So) Elementary Life

  16. I'm sorry that I didn't follow the rules last time. I should not have been online that late at night and definitely should not have been linking up without reading all the directions. =/ Please forgive!

    I Love My Classroom

    1. it is no problem we are all human... no biggie!!! I am glad you are back :)

  17. I love your rule of threes! I learned about 3 new blogs today because of it! Off to go check out the rest of the blogs!
    Fabulous 4th Grade Froggies
    We Read, We Blog, We Teach

    1. YAY I am glad!!! I hope everyone gets lots of comments :)

  18. I love love love your Currently linkys because I always find new bloggy friends! Plus, it's fun! I don't think I've told you yet, but chevron + staches = love. It's so cute!

    3rd Grade Sprinkles

    1. thanks so much and YES chevrons PLUS staches EQUALS LOVE and a happy FARLEY

  19. 1) I just got a new washing machine and it doesn't match the dryer and it is driving me all kinds of crazy
    2) Edward Tulane is tied for my favorite read aloud....I'll use the other one for my currently post.
    3) We should swap weather....it has been raining in Portland for days!
    4) LOVE the rule of 3's....brilliant! I am going to apply it to all linky parties from here on out.

    Chickadee Jubilee

    1. I am glad I am not the only one that loves matching appliances...
      I am glad to say it rained a good bit this evening... we need more so we could trade for like a week...deal?
      I am glad you like the Rule of Three and PLEASE do it... I was just getting upset that the little new baby blogs were not getting as much love as the big grown up blogs... so hopefully this helps :)

    2. Well you are very thoughtful...the world needs more people like you! Thanks and I am ready for weather trading!

  20. Thank you so much for doing this! I have gotten lots of comments and about 5 new followers as a result of linking up. I am fairly new to all this so I appreciate the boost I am getting from this. I will definitely pay it forward as I get more followers.

    Tales from a 4th (and 5th) Grade Teacher

    1. you are so welcome... hopefully you get some more :)

  21. I love your rule of three. And I just got on such a kick that I read way more than that! {hmmmm...that's all part of your sneaky plan, isn't it?!} ;) Hopefully this will help get the word out about my giveaway & let more people join in too!

    Little Miss Glamour Goes to Kindergarten

    1. LOL no sneaky plan here... but I am glad you and others are going above the three... you are lucky my favorite number isn't 33 right??? LOL have a happy 4th

  22. That is ONE vehicle...holy hotness...you MUST get that!!!

    Crisscross Applesauce in First Grade

    1. HOLY HOTNESS I LOVE THAT PHRASE... see so much I had to yell it in font!!! LOL I do NEED IT!!!

  23. Love the Jeep- we just got a new black one like it, but those are the wheels that I want to get for mine! Hope you get it!!! I love, love, love my Jeep! I'm off to visit my 3 Currently friends!
    First with Franklin

    1. I know I love that JEEP... and the tires are one reason!!!

  24. Love the posters! You think of everything! I wanted to let you know I am awarding you The Versatile Blogger Award! Check out my blog for details!

    Mrs. Wood's Class

  25. We just linked up for the first time...after googling at all the currently wonderful-ness for a very long time!

    Thanks for The Rule of 3...our baby blog can use all the help it can get!

    My fingers are crossed for your matching dryer! Is sabotaging the older one out of the question?

    Across the Hall in 2nd

    1. I am glad you joined the party :) and I thought of sabotage but....

  26. I love the Rule of 3. I've just "met" some wonderful new bloggers.

    Fingers crossed for you and Mango Tango :) That Jeep is meant for you. Really.

    Thanks again for this fun link up.

    Fun in Room 4B

    1. I am glad the Rule of THREE is working!!! and YES I NEED that JEEP!!!

  27. Just stopping by to let you know that I awarded you the Versitile Blogger Award. Stop by my blog to check it out!

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  29. Thanks for giving me a way to procrastinate for 2 hours of my life lol

    Jessica Stanford
    Mrs. Stanford's Class
    I hope that you'll join me for my giveaway ♥

  30. New to blogging....can someone tell me how to "link up?"

    Thank you!


    1. do you need help linking or making it? if it is making it... jen at The Teacher's Cauldron has a great tutorial... I left a link for her page in the post... if it is linking up... you go all the way to the bottom of the thumbnails and it says add your link in blue... hope this helps :)

  31. I am loving the new rule of threes! Just discovered some great blogs and new read alouds! I have been wanting to read The Miraculous Journey... here comes another item on my to-do list!

    EduKate and Inspire

    1. YAY the Rule of 3 is working nicely huh?? thanks so much for linking up :)

  32. Farely,

    I'm your newest follower and new to blogging. I signed up for the "Currently", but I have a mac. Can you tell me how I get the currently to post in my blog. Thanks a bunch! Come check my blog out too.


    1. so sorry I am not a mac user... and I have NO CLUE... I am so sorry!!!

  33. I'm a noob and doing Currently for the very first time. Good luck with the Jeep - I'm keeping my fingers crossed for you.

    Hooty's Homeroom

  34. I just wanted to say “thank you” for continuing to inspire me not only as a teacher, but also as a blogger. You’ve been nominated for The Versatile Blogger and The One Lovely Blog Award. Head over to my blog to pick them up!

    Turtley Loving Teaching

  35. Wow! I L-O-V-E your blog. I am new here and I love to read your posts. I just did my first currently and I'm excited to go see 3 more!
    Kindergarten Schmindergarten

  36. I actually had time this round to go visit more than just a handful of sites. Three cheers for summer vacay! Currently offers the coolest little "windows" into everyone's biz-nas and I am lovin' it. That kinda sounds creepy, but I am letting it all hang out tonight. Thanks Farley :)

    Kelley Dolling
    Teacher Idea Factory

  37. We love reading all of these, and we're SO glad we didn't wait until the end of the month this time. Look at all the links and it's only July 3rd! So many great blogs, so little time.

    Adore the rule of 3...and we followed it. ;)

    Thanks so much for hosting this fun linky!

    Christy & Tammy

  38. Newbie to your currently--SO GLAD I joined the party!!!! Thanks also for adding the rule of 3. It was a great chance to check out some new blogs.
    Karen :o)
    Mrs. Stamp's Kindergarten

  39. Love, love, love your blog and your personality! I'm your newest follower. I am also a newbie blogger just having started Yesterday :) I to love Jeeps. The Wrangler as been my fav car since I was a teen. I now have a Jeep Commander, which I also love, but they don't make any more. I have my eye on a Silver Rubicon though... Stop by my newbie blog when you get a chance. www.classroomcraft.com

  40. Farley, I love, love, love your blog!

    Your Pledge of Allegiance posters look GREAT! And I love what you said about the rule of three for the "Currently". I'm a new blogger, so I haven't done one yet, but I look forward to the next one.

    I would love to have you follow me!


  41. I loved your added rule of 3! I totally hit up like 15 new blogs (maybe more!) Thanks for always hosting the Currently and keeping it interesting :D

    Twins, Teaching and Tacos.

  42. I love your Pledge posters!! Thank you for hosting currently every month! I love to read what everyone has to say. The Jeep is my ALL TIME FAV! My dearest hubby works for Chrysler!He has to wipe the drool every time we see a Chrysler product in that color it is the bomb! Have a great July 4th!


    All Things Teachery

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  44. Hi, I'm a new follower of yours. I just wanted to give you a shout out for the awesome Currently idea. Check it out and my blog while you're at it :)

    Happy Fourth and a Shout Out!

    me teach good

  45. Hi Farley,
    I have just completed my July Currently - I'm a first timer! Wanted to thank your for organizing it! I really was fun to do! And thanks for helping me to find so many other amazing blogs!

  46. Hi there! I love your Currently's and I don't even have a blog. I bug my sister (blogger) when she doesn't see your post. She LOVES to do her Currently. Rule of 3 makes it even better. I was reading Reagan Tunstall's post and I just love that her son got into it and did his own.... which got me thinking, how fun to give the kids a way to share their feelings, thoughts, ideas and "post" around the room... so since this is your idea, I elect you to make it :) How about a yearlong set (9) with monthly themed borders. Leave the bottom open for teacher or student ideas and a "Kid" title (not YOLO!)Just a brainstorm you can take it from here, post it to tpt and I will be your first (or 258th, if it goes as fast as this currently) buyer :)
    Happy Fourth.. oh dear, it's the fifth already

  47. Hello! Thank you so much for having such a fabulous blog! It is a great way to find and connect with other bloggers who teach upper grades! I have nominated you for the One Lovely Blog Award! Head over to my page to pick it up:)


  48. Thanks for the linky party opportunity! I'm your newest follower. As a 3rd grade teacher, I'm excited about the upcoming school year!


  49. Yep, daughter of mine, I saw the drool on the posting about the Mango Tango Jeep. Orange aka Mango Tango is your fav color and I know you {Puffy} heart it....but I don't think it will fit in your garage.....just sayin'. Currently I am reading and writing on your blog. LOL

  50. Thank you for this opportunity. I just added our blog to the list. i have the post all ready to go, but am waiting until midnight to post as we already have one in for today. Didn't want to do two in one day, lol
    Be looking for it tomorrow! :)

  51. Ok...so I know we are kindred spirits just cause you act and sound just like me. When you posted the four door jeep...in orange...HELLO! My hubs is tired of hearing me talk about getting one of these! :-) Couldn't resist a comment! I say if I get a convertible-like vehicle that's sure to bring lots of rain, right?!

  52. Thank you for the adorable Pledge of Allegience posters! I puffy heart them!
    First Class Teacher

  53. Just got my first teaching job as a writing and social studies teacher. Been searching for books to learn from all year long, and will go check this Everyday Editing out right now! Thanks for sharing- glad I found your blog!

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  55. I'm sad! I wrote my blog post, went to link up, and it says it is closed? :( Is this accurate?

    1. angie you are not on the current currently... I think I titled it... JULY CURRENTLY... make sure you refresh my blog to make sure you are on the right page... I usually leave Currentlys links open for the whole month of that Currently


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