CURRENTLY JULY

I'm early I know
please forgive me...

before I get to the sponsor for this month...
I wanted to thank each and every single one of you...
every single month I am WOWed by the number of entrants...
it is just simply AH-mazing... I do read each and every one of them
BUT it is too hard to comment on each one of them...
seriously I tried one time and I was doing it for HOURS
HOURS I tell ya
that is why it is SUPER important to do the rule of 3...
give a nice feedback to the peeps ahead of you and behind your link :)

I get to meet sooo many new blogs through this little ol linky partay
and so do you....
BUT I wanted to let you know that I have a place on my sidebar
--------------> over there
for you to link up in another party
it is THE TEACHER BLOCK PARTAY
find your grade or grades and link up...
it is a great place to find all the blogs in your grade level.
it is a year round partay so head on over there too...
super easy to do that!!!



thanks to my sponsor this month...


Confessions of a Teaching Junkie
Mrs. Wilson
is an Arizona Teacher Blogger
who might be melting right now because I heard their temps are in the 100s right now...
wowzers
anywho... she is a fellow 4th grade teacher and is a mama to TWO teenagers
BLESS HER HEART
2 teenagers...
I ask all my sponsors to tell me their top 3 and here are Mrs. Wilson's picks

click on pic to see this item

with over 30 pages of comprehension and language skills activities 
you will surely love this newly prettied up lit study


her next pick is this bright and beautiful set
click on pic to go check this one out


and then we have these too....
click on the pic if you rrrrrrrrrr ready to see this
 Do you know what a pirate's favorite letter is????
RRRRRR
and that joke will go perfectly with this purty pirate themed classroom decor set
rrrrrrrrrrr


and one last thing....
Mrs. Wilson wanted me to share this blog post....

in it you will find out about these games (see below)
and so much more
shhhhh she has a bonus in that post...  go check it out!!!






alrighty that about wraps up  the sponsor portion of this CURRENTLY...
thanks to

Confessions of a Teaching Junkie
and be sure to head on over there and at least say HI!!!

and now............
lovin me some CC Fonts and KH art
 * Bub is obsessed with Ghostbusters right now...
maybe it might just be my hubs is a real vintage toy dork...
that is not mean I LOVE DORKS
I think this nerdiness is rubbing off on my 4 year old...
he is requesting all things Ghostbusters for his Bday party in a few months...
and that means I am rubbing off on him too...
PARTAY PLANNING is one of my things... LOVE IT and hate it...
but I have some really cool ideas for this so we will see...
* my house is almost completely purged, cleaned, and organized
a local charity contacted us to see if we had any donations and I gave them....
15 LARGE EXTRA LARGE garbage bags of clothes...
sad to say most were mine...
I was hanging on to my "bigger" clothes and I finally said NO
and sent them on their way!!!
I went through every closet, pantry, room. corner.... and purged...donated... dunno with that schtuff
I am sure the charity was like WHAT????
*disney is in my near future... ahhhhh i love d.i.s.n.e.y
* we have new back neighbors...
I have been spoiled... the house behind us has been vacant because it was / is / I have no clue...
anyways it was a second home for the couple that we thought lived there for years.... YEARS
and now we have new people in there... WHAT??
and they have 2 huge outside dogs
and we have 2 huge inside  dogs and one little inside dog who thinks she is HUGE
and well the fence is HORRIBLE...
and when inside meets outside... it is a barking war...
mostly their one BIG BROWN dog and our LITTLE snappy black and white dog...
and
AND
just the barking breaks the boards...
soooooo I need to get a fence guy over ASAP...
seriously I have been spoiled with no back neighbors...
they have a big pool so they are out there all the time and with our fence missing every other board
and then the ones that are left are barely hanging on...
so they can see all of me and I can see all of them...
GREAT (sarcasm)
and well now I have to put a bra and make-up on to go in my backyard... just to feed the birds
*tear*
calling fence guy NOW...
* my TIP for blogging is
do it from your heart...
if you are not feeling it... don't do it...
because it shows in your writing...
it does...
DO NOT BE A ROBOT BLOGGER...
beep bop boop... boring
do posts you are excited about or love...don't force it
which leads me to
don't let your blog take over...
last summer I probably spent more time blogging and blog hopping
don't judge some of you are doing it right now *wink*
but you have a life... outside of blogging...
get out and live
your butt will thank you...
and
because of last summer's BLOG addiction... I decided this summer is more about living
which leads me to another thing...
if you are blogging about things you LOVE
throw in some LIFE in there too...
we are teachers... and OMGEEWHIZ we have lives...
SHOW IT...
and get in front of the camera every now and then too...
show us your face...

Ok your turn...
in the tips, tricks, hints..... just leave a blogging, creating, selling, or whatever else seems right....
tip, trick, or hint
ok.....
let's do this...
oh and BTW my FB fans get hints to when I am posting... jus sayin *wink*
and this month they got big HELP... jus sayin again...



don't forget the rule of 3  and basically that is it...
if you don't know how to join my PARTAY head to this POST and scroll all the way to the bottom to find some how to guides
have a fun and safe 4th y'all



toodles

51 comments:

  1. Woohoo! Have a blast in Disney-my favorite place on Earth. Love your words about blogging from the heart. Too easy to get caught up in the blogging vortex!

    Megan
    I Teach. What's Your Super Power?

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  2. This is my very first Currently!! Thanks so much for hosting such a fun link up! I love taking a look into the lives of other bloggers...I'm not a stalker.
    I promise.

    Vera
    The Tutu Teacher

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  3. I have the same problem with our neighbors... but a little different. The house next door was vacant for almost a year and we definitely got spoiled. When they moved in we were excited because they are so nice. Well... our little dog (with a HUGE bark) went outside and started barking like crazy. Did the dog next door bark back? NO... she jumped up, held onto the fence, and stared at my little dog and me. AHHHH!!! I was terrified and we have a block fence. Needless to say, my dog is never allowed to go outside alone.

    Jennifer
    Darling Little Learners

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  4. I love love LOVE Disney!! I also can't believe I made top 20 when I wasn't even PREPARED to do a Currently! LOL I am friends with you on Facebook, but I didn't see anything from you. I've noticed some of the blogs don't show in my newsfeed. :(
    Jivey
    ideas by jivey
    Follow me on Facebook!

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  5. I'm jealous. Have fun is Disney! Love your tip.

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  6. Love this linky! How was I not already following you on FB?! I am now! I'm switching grade levels, so I joined the appropriate block party list, but then I couldn't delete my link from the 5th grade list! The little pinterest thingy kept jumping in front of my mouse! I'm #58 on there if you want to remove me from 5th!

    Our side neighbor's house was empty for two years until recently, so I know what you mean about getting spoiled. Their deck overlooks our whole backyard, so now it seems like there's always someone looking over our fence...

    Have fun in Disney!
    Sweet Rhyme – Pure Reason

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  7. When your fence guy is done with yours send him over to my backyard. My neighbors did put up a new fence, but damaged the side fence in the process. Now my next door neighbors' Shih tzu puppy sneaks through and plays with my dog. My dog is a super OVER protective terrier mix who LOVES to bark at the puppy and sniff her nether regions.

    Anyway...great tips! Have fun @ Disney! Say "Hi" to Mickey!
    Kristin
    Teachntex

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  8. Have fun at the happiest place on earth. I'm a big fan of all things Disney! Good luck with the neighbors. I know how much of a bummer that can be. Great advice on blogging. I'm trying to find that balance right now and your advice really hit home. Thanks :)
    Elizabeth
    Fun in Room 4B

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  10. Yay for Disney!!! I love Disney!!! And, thank you for the advice! My hubs has been telling me I am spending way to much time in blog land! I need to listen to him {and you} more! :)
    Have a happy happy happy and safe trip!!!
    Cheryl
    Crayons and Curls

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  11. Have a fun & safe trip!! You are correct about getting away from the computer sometimes... it is a MUST... time passes & then you think - where did all that time go??...lol

    Kimberlee @ iTeach 5th & Digital Doodle Designs

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  12. Have fun in Disneyland! I hope it's not too hot down there! Enjoy your time away from blogland.

    Heather at TeachItToday

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  13. I am so inspired by your house cleaning! I have sososo many clothes I don't wear (not to mention shoes!) and they definitely need a good home somewhere else..... Maybe today's the day to get those huge bags full.... Have a great time at Disney! Love that place :) :)

    ~Stephanie
    3rd Grade Thoughts

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  14. I hope you have a wonderful time Meghan!! I will be back to link up tomorrow, didn't know it would be early :)

    Your advice is wonderful and really struck a chord with me. I have been there with my blog completely taking over my life. Like Elizabeth says, I have to find a balance.

    Have a blast on your trip!!!! :) :)

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  15. I'm glad you posted about how important it is to not let the blog take over. Sometimes I feel guilty that I am not able to blog more often, especially when I see other AMAZING bloggers who are able to twice or 3x as much as I am. I am inspired and distraught at the same time. My plan this summer is to just do the best I can in everything (blogging, creating, etc) but mostly to enjoy my time with my little girls. Thanks for the currently. I missed the last two months because LIFE took over :)

    Have a blast in Disney - I LOVE it there too!!!

    Melissa
    First Grade Smiles

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  16. I love your tip! :-) Sometimes I struggle to find balance, but I am going to have to learn. I love this link up. It's so fun!

    ~Tasha
    A Tender Teacher for Special Needs

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  17. Great tip! I have never understood how some of the bloggers seem to balance their blogging/teaching/home lives. I always thought I wasn't creative enough or I couldn't type as fast as I should. But I guess I am just normal. I'm fine with that.
    Enjoy your family and have a wonderful Fourth of July!
    ~Andi

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  18. Thanks so much for the supportive words about living life (not just blogging about it)! As a new blogger, it was great to hear and served as a reminder that I started the blog for fun...not as a new job/responsibility. I love your blog so much and am happy to be linking up again!
    Erin
    Short and Sassy Teacher

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  19. Thank you so much for the chance to link up and for visiting my blog. Have fun in Disney!!!
    Merinda
    Pirate Girl's Education Invasion

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  20. This is my very first link up so I'm really excited to start with your "Currently" that I have seen all over the blog-o-sphere as I've stalked/blog-jumped for the past two years ;) I have to say, I literally laughed out loud reading some of your blog posts. Your happiness for life shines through in your honesty that you share here. Have so much fun on vacation and thanks for offering a place for us to meet new teachers and find inspiration :)

    Kdot :)

    Kdot's Learning Spot

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  21. Thanks for the blogging reminder. It is so easy to get caught up in the blogs and all the ideas. We need to remember it shouldn't be our whole life.

    Jeanette
    Third Grade Galore

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  22. Thanks for Currently...awesome as always.
    Your advice is perfect. :D

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  23. Long time (well, as long as I've been blogging) reader, first time linker. I smiled a lot reading your Currently posting. So true about living your life outside of the blog. Thanks!

    Kristen
    Aspire to Inspire

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  24. Hi Farley! I look forward to visiting your Blog and participating in the Currently link up each month. Thank you!! I'd love to go to Disneyland. I've never been. It's on my Bucket List. :)

    Danielle
    Crayonbox Learning

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  25. Woot...Woot!! Just finished my 1st ever CURRENTLY! I have been reading your blog for a while now and finally got the courage to start my own blog! SOOOO excited!

    Lizzy from *The Teacher Chick*

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  26. Thank you so much for this fun linky! This is my very first linky and one of my first blog posts! You rock, and I'm pumped to start following your blog.

    Teach on teacher-friend,
    Bridget
    Hardcore Teacher Resources

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  27. Thanks for all of your advice. I took it to heart and posted several pictures of myself with my July Currently. WHY don't we do this? I sure don't usually. I'm so glad your Linky became such a success and I look forward to it every month. Thanks Farley, Heather

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  28. Thanks for this linky! Love your advice about including more pictures and not being a robot blogger. Great advice and worth remembering!
    Thanks
    Sarah

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  29. SO excited to actually link up with you this month!!! Every month came and went... I love reading your posts. They make me laugh and think of my own little life. :) I'm thinking Disney too! ;)
    Angie
    Rulin' The Roost

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  30. Farley, Love your blog!!! Would you send me some of your DNA. I need to share it with a few teachers that need to have more fun with their students and with blogging. Have a great time at Disney World. Hugs for you, your family, and your parents.

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  31. I've already purged 3 bags of clothes, and I'm still working on it! Have to get mine done before Friday because that's when they're coming to pick up the donations!

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  32. Wow... a day before July and already 280+ teachers have linked up! Love your positive energy! Keep enjoying your summer.

    Gwen

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  33. My hubby loves the ghostbusters and all dorky things. I have gotten him the real ghostbusters cartoon volumes 1-3 for gifts. Love that you're planning a ghostbuster party!
    Ms. Kerri and her Krazy Klass

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  34. Hello! You're blog is so much fun to read! Can you tell me about the "rule of three"? I'd love to participate with your Currently linky party, but don't want to do it wrong! Thanks :)

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  35. Happy Canada Day to you!!! I think this is the highest I have ever been on your linky and it has only been two days! I love your advice, although I have been very reluctanct to get in front of the camera I will try to put myself out there this summer (not in a swimsuit of course!). Thanks for adding that to the currently this month, starting out my summer vacation I really appreciate the advice about keeping it in balance!!

    Looking From Third to Fourth

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  36. It's the first day of July and I'm # 374! WOW! I'm giving away a set of Theme Labels on my adopted birthday, July 3.

    Happy Canada Day!

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  37. I have been seeing these "Currently" posts around for months and am SO excited to finally catch one at the beginning of the month so I don't feel like a goof for doing it! :D

    I can commiserate on the dog/fence issue...our dogs were kings of the roost for years. Then our neighbors thought ours were so awesome they wanted one. I'm not sure if watching the dogs race each other up and down the fence line, barking, is quite as entertaining as it once was...

    Enjoy Disney! :D

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  38. Love your blog and your currently post! I will definitely add to mine! : ) Thanks for the great idea, and keep up the fabulous blogging!
    Michelle
    http://gooodgooodlife.blogspot.com/

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  39. Hey lovely! good for you getting rid of all your bigger clothes! You've worked your booty off and getting rid of clothes means shopping...right? XO

    Rowdy in First Grade

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  40. I am loving your blog - especially all of your "currently" link-ups. I am also thrilled that I have a blogger friend out there who doesn't judge for excessive use of exclamation marks!:)

    I am new to the blogging world and you are definitely an inspiration! I'd love it if you'd visit my blog mrszandcompany.blogspot.com.

    Lots of teacher love!
    Kristina
    Mrs Z. & Company

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  41. This is our first currently! We're excited to join in! Thanks for doing this each month! Love your blog!

    www.rockstarsintheclassroom.blogspot.com

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  42. Haha, now I have ghostbusters stuck in my head!! Always love your monthly currentlys!

    Andrea
    Cheers To School

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  43. Hi! I just stopped by and I love that you have a place for grade level blogs! I also love all that you have going on, on your blog! If you have time come check mine out too!

    Ashley

    teachinginbroncocountry.blogspot.com

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  44. Just curious-
    What is your largest number of link ups?
    Antoinette :)

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  45. Love your blog but dammit, I messed up my link (no. 535) Wanted it to have my blog's name not my name but can't seem to find a way to delete or edit it. Help LOL.

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  46. Hi Farley! This is only my 2nd Currently, but I have been following you here and on Instagram! Looks like you had a great time in Disney...very close to my heart - it's where we honeymooned :) Thanks for always having a place for us to link up - going to join the block party too! I am astounded by how many people link up each month!
    Tracey
    The Teacher’s Chair
    Share the Bloglovin’!

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  48. Have a great time in Disneyland! I trust its not excessively hot down there! Delight in your opportunity far from seoclerks.com

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