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and I am NOT on vacation yet...
insert super SAD face
forget about that....
This month's sponsor is......

she is hilarious....
bee U tee FULL
smart smart smart 
and so much fun
and to top it off a 
top notch teacher...
just kidding I LOVE her
in fact I {puffy} heart LOVE her
I have even been super lucky to meet her....
Texas Meet-up
I bet you are plus she was so super sweet 
she gave me some great books and other resources just because... 
because she is AWESOME
that's why!!!
if I lived closer I am pretty sure we would be besties!!!
so as a sponsor Jen got to pick her top 3 products and here they are...
make sure to grab a little towel 
these cutey patootie things are gonna make you drool
click on pic to go see it
 41 pages of activities perfect for your first or second grade classroom. 
you can take this to the bank...
this unit is worth a million

click on the pic to go see this 
This unit includes:
9 Bossy R posters for teaching r controlled vowels
R controlled vowel sorting activity
I have who has cards for all r controlled vowel pairs
R controlled vowel coloring activity
R controlled vowel stories
click on pic to hop over
I am nuts over this one....
20 nutty stories to add to your literacy stations. Each story has fill in the blank spaces for verb, noun, adjective, etc. Students choose what they want to fill in the blanks... even your reluctant readers will want to read their stories over and over!
alrighty I am going to admit something here...
I was almost done with this post and then it happened...
I fell asleep...
computer on my lap and all
and I mean ALL....
everyone in the house did
and we were all on the same couch...
you need proof... OK
one pup is not in the pic but is right above Bub's head...
it was a nice nap
but delayed.... this...

* these storms are crazy!!! 
my fave tshirt company ATX mafia 
is selling a shirt that supports the two Moore schools hit by that horrendous tornado a few weeks ago... 
if you are interested... HURRY today is the last day to order
go here to order....
I got mine today and LOVE IT!!!

*I keep thinking about the Ms because I have 4.5 days left and Mississippi, Mickey, and possibly selling our house  are on our list of todos this vaycay...YAY

*packing my room ranks pretty high on my list right now because I found out summer school will be at our school and ain't nobody gonna mess with this girl's schtuff!!!
packing my room has gone from
shove everything in the closets and boxes and get the heck out of there I'll deal with it later mode to
I have plans of sealing off my stuff that even the snoopiest teacher stranger can't get into...
is that mean?
I just don't like sharing my room...
I am territorial
I mean come on I have been in this room for 13 years
PLUS I don't want them messin with my things...
any of them *wink*
down to the last paperclip...
now if I know them that is a different story
BUT nobody on my campus is doing summer school so chances are low
project LOCK DOWN will begin maƱana (tomorrow for you nonspanish peeps)

*3 vaycay essentials... SUMMER VAYCAY that is
I've had skin cancer
(just like you check your tatas you need to check your spots too)
 so of course sunscreen is NUMBER ONE (but ironically is last on my list)...
everyday during the summer I wear this

my phone is important... hello instagram... and candy crush... and all the other life saving aps I have....and then
flops as in flip flops I live in them during the summer
I just got these and LOVE them....
OluKai is the brand
waterproof...slip proof and GOLD.....
perfecto  (perfect for non spanish peeps) for Disney!!!
way comfy too!!!


don't forget the RULE of 3
check AND leave meaningful comments on the one in front and 2 behind your link....
and now for the PARTAY!!!
as always thanks for linking up
this party is getting so BIG it makes my heart sing
never in my wildest little ol blog dreams did I think I would have a linky tradition like this...
and I thank you!!!


  1. Hooray for last week!! Let's rock it out! :)

  2. I totally understand your need to lock up all of your resources - I love to share but I hate the idea of people going through my stuff!! Enjoy your last week and try to remember us poor folk who go to the end of June!

    Looking From Third to Fourth

  3. Slip proof is a big deal! I wear flip flops around Disney (yellowbox) and every time it rains, without fail, I either slip out of the shoe or slip down the road. I have yet to actually fall, Thankfully! Thanks for the fantastic link up!!
    Third Grade Tidbits

  4. I cringed when I read that someone would be teaching in your room this summer. I would be locking up everything also. I am a bit of a control freak about this.

    Thank you for hosting this party every month. I really do look forward to it.

  5. Girl! Thank you for all your sweetness! And we have summer school at our school too. I'm so worried about thieves and snoops. I'm planning on zip-tying the cupboards....and then putting nail polish on them so someone extra motivated wouldn't be able to fool me. ATX Mafia has the best shirts. My whole team bought the West, Texas shirt! I just bought the Reef flops with the bottle opener on the bottom....laziness! XO 4.5 days- we CAN make it!

    Rowdy in First Grade

    1. thieves and snoops wraps it up doesn't it??? and I like your thinking with zipties and polish!!!

  6. I like that brand of sunscreen too! Feels so much better than the other kinds. 4 and a half days! You are almost done!
    Conversations in Literacy

  7. That is my FAVORITE brand of sunscreen. Have you ever tried the spray kind?

    Windy City Learning

    1. yes I love the spray kind i have the lips too... I am basically a neutrogena addict!!!

    2. I'm so glad Jen is hosting this month! I just love her work! :) Thank you for hosting such a great linky each month! :) Gonna run and make a new friend! :) Wooo! :) Love linkies! :)


      Mrs.Russell's Room
      First Grade

  8. Looks like you have a fun summer coming up! In between all your fun we need to hang out. Even a meet up at Bucees :)
    Thanks for having the best linky party eva!
    Fabulous 4th Grade Froggies
    Visit my facebook page

    1. yeppers we should do a meet up hop... Bucees, outlet mall, centerpoint station, two tarts, chuys HA HA HA... an all day trip of fun!!!

    2. Two Tarts! Love that bakery. I grew up in NB before moving to Austin 10 years ago!

  9. I do love to read everyone's Currently, and LOVE your writing style! My hubs just had surgery for a very deep melanoma in March. We think he is in the clear now, but we learned an important lesson about always wearing sunscreen. Glad you brought this to everyone's attention in your post. Way to go!
    Maggie's Kinder Corner

    1. My first surgery was about 8 years ago and I have had 2 more... I am all clear and all of them were in different places (face, back, and ear)... slather it up and stay in the shade is my summer motto... and I was thinking about making a post about it... you might have pushed me over the edge!!! thanks *wink*

  10. Thanks for posting the tip about the great t-shirt for a great cause! I just ordered mine. Will link up for your Currently - thanks for doing that each month.

    1. yAY... I personally know the mom and daughter that run ATX mafia and they seriously have hearts of gold.... SWEET SWEET SWEET
      I got my shirt today and it is super soft!!! you will love it
      and plus it helps a great cause!!!

  11. I will have to check out that brand of flip-flops. I normally buy Teva-but they aren't slip proof (I've totally fallen on wet tiles before.) Thanks for the tip and for holding this great linky each month!

    Hunter's Tales from Teaching

  12. A tip for lock-down drill holes in the big Rubbermaid runs then link zip-ties through them!!

  13. Should have hit preview first ....sigh ..still new to blog/post world!

  14. I love this monthly tradition you have created for us to connect! Thank you! Great T-shirts! I'm having a giveaway; hope you can visit!

    Learning With Mrs. Brinn

  15. Thanks for posting about the t-shirts. I love the design but I especially love that it's a donation for a great cause. I need to order one!

  16. Thanks for the currently again! It's so much fun!! I need an entire day to visit all the blogs on the linky. ;)


  17. I just got an Okie Tshirt in today, but I NEEEDDD that one too!!!

    .Mrs. Hoffer's Spot

  18. I had no idea about the OK tee so thank you SOOO much for that head's up before midnight!
    Love your currentlys (currentlies? idk) and those TpT packs look super cute! Just how do you become a sponsor of currently?

  19. WHOOP! WHOOP! I'm not number 4,523!!!!! Yea for me, yea for me...lol:) Love your linkies girly:) And you Insta, and your.....you get it:) Huggies:)

    4th Grade Frolics

  20. Oh my gosh--I've had summer school in my class before and it's a nightmare. You are so right to lock it down, unfortunately. Good luck pulling it together, and congrats on almost being done!

  21. I am the same way when I know someone will be in my room. I hate that my coat closet is basically the hallway for the teachers to get to the lounge because people can easily "borrow" my things.

    I hope your last 4.5 days go by fast!! :)

    Mrs. Pauley’s Kindergarten

  22. Thanks for being such a wonderful host. I am so glad June is here! I can understand how you feel about your classroom. I've done summer school in the past and I was respectful but others may not be. Also I'm so in love with Instagram and Candy crush is my new addiction too.

    Can't wait for Friday evening when I'll be really FREE!

  23. Love your Currently Linkys! I wish I had more time for them throughout the years, but the summer is my time for catch up. Love Candy Crush too! I've been on Level 79 for a week and can't get passed it.

  24. They make the BEST sunscreens!!!! I am so addicted to Candy Crush right now...it's just not normal:( Thanks so much for hosting these fun Link Ups!!!

    Come By and Visit My Blogs!
    ”Dots” of Fun!
    1...2...3...Teach With Me

  25. I have an unknown person in my classroom this summer too. I don't think it's wrong to want things you paid for to be left alone. I taped paper over everything! Including my desk, and my teacher closet. The teacher across the hall said it was as secure as Fort Leavenworth. Bummer part, we have to leave out any books that the school provides for our class library. (I plan to go check on their condition every other week. It will give me piece of mind!)


  26. Thanks for continuing to host such a great linky party! I love reading what everyone else has to say, and not feeling quite so on my own at times!

    I too had to include the sunscreen on my list, but it's because of, as you said, the "tatas"...lol...I started chemo last month for breast cancer, so the bald head will need some extra care this summer!

    We still have students for 3 more weeks, and a bit. There is so much to be done during this next month, but I know it will fly by and summer vacation will be here before I know it! :)

  27. Thanks for the currently! Love these each month! I totally understand locking everything down. I love sharing with others, but wouldn't want someone snooping through my stuff, especially if I didn't know them.

    Lovin’ Kindergarten

  28. Ugh, our school is the district's summer school site and I am in such denial about the fact they will be in my classroom using it without me (anxiety attack!). I am loving the ziptie idea and I sure hope the hubs doesn't mind when I take up one side of the garage with my stuff for the summer! Thanks for always hosting such a fab linky- def the highlight of each month :) :) Enjoy these last few days-- woot woot!

    3rd Grade Thoughts

  29. Love this linky and I love this month's sponsor. I'm grabbing that Bossy R pack
    Leading and Reading

  30. Totally agree with the sunscreen! I am blonde and have had more than my fair share of pre-cancerous growths removed! And preventing wrinkles is pretty cool, too :) Love your Currently editions. May was my first, and I have been looking forward to June every since!

  31. Oh my goodness! I can't believe how many people have linked up. I just found a few new blogs to follow, but will be back for more. Thank you so much for setting this up!

    Third Grade Galore

  32. This is sooooo great, but I'm new to blogging and have no idea how to link up. Can anyone help?

  33. So...I accidentally deleted my Currently post and now my link-up goes to NOWHERE. Can I just re-link up? I don't want to post again if that's uncool. :) Thanks!

    Miss A's Kindergarten

  34. Thank you for hosting this linky party every month! I really enjoy it!

    Three Cheers for First Grade!

  35. I just love how predictable all teachers are! :) We all have the same thoughts at one time or another and making sure the iphone, phone, laptop or camera etc. is always with us is such a necessity!

    I just love linking up thank you! I realized I somehow let May's currently pass me by! Opps...

    Liz - BaysideMathTeacher

  36. It's only June 3 and your link is beyond 350! Have a great last week of school!

  37. I am so glad I was able to join your linky! Thanks for hosting! If you have time, stop by my blog and join my linky...I am having a "Tour My Blog" linky party.

    Bits of First Grade

  38. This was my first time joining a linky party! I definitely like the way this one is set up!! :)

    - Pam

  39. This is a great link, I love being able to reflect on what I'm thinking, wanting, needing, etc.! Can't wait to link up with you in the future! :)



  40. I just have noticed "Currently" posts. I would love more info!
    Lori Feldman
    Lux Middle School
    Lincoln NE

  41. I just have noticed "Currently" posts. I would love more info!
    Lori Feldman
    Lux Middle School
    Lincoln NE

  42. I would love to link up although my blog is a newbie.. I have finally decided to take the plunge.. Such a newbie I don't know how to write on the currently pic.... ayuda me!!! That is help me please !!! Thanks sooooo much


  43. I know I'm SUPER tardy for the party but I couldn't let the month pass by without linking up. Have a great summer.

    ✰ Stacy

    Simpson Superstars


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