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HAPPY 2014...
it is 12:22 am here deep in the heart of TEXAS
as you can see we had BIG PLANS to bring in the new year!!!
anyways we always celebrate NEW YEARS like a bunch of blue haired grannies...
not Golden Girl Grannies...
tired old grannies...
we usually just stay at home or go to my mom and dads (about 5 blocks away)
so to keep with tradition we went to Mom and Dad's house
we actually did our Christmas too because...
long story SHORT
my little family of 3 spent the real Christmas DAY with the FLU BUG!!!
oh what fun!!!
so after our required quarantine
we did our family Christmas today!!!
Although I missed my big family Christmas,
where EVERYBODY comes over to my Gpa and Gma's house
 and maybe I cried a little
OK I cried A LOT
but in the midst of my TEARY blurry vision of watching Hawaii Living for the 5th time...
I realized I am blessed to spend Christmas with my little family of 3...
even if we were also sharing Christmas with a SWINE VIRUS...
we were together
and some can't say that
I was being a baby... selfish really!!!
so I got over that and
I continued to disinfect hubs again... he had it the worst
AND I may or may have not sprayed him with lysol as he slept...

OK that is enough about us...
I know what you are waiting for....
so this month's CURRENTLY is sponsored by:

have you seen Sue's blog...
it is full of GREAT science projects and ideas!!! I spent a few hours in there wishing I was in her class.... so much fun stuff going on in her classroom...
click on pic to head to the blog and read more about this
this experiment is wonderful...
OSMOSIS... is amazing...
this blog post has lots of pics to explain the experiment and lab papers to help you analyze your results
SO FUN!!!!

you will LOVE this too....
here is what is included in this pack...
-Dinosaur Power Point, 11 slides
-student worksheets
-Cool Dinosaur Facts
-How Fossils are Formed Student Worksheet
-Fossil Scavenger Hunt Activity 
-Directions on how to do a mini- dino dig using bins with plastic dinosaurs or laminated dinosaur pictures (included in packet) Your students will love digging for dinosaurs! This activity teaches them how to chart and graph their data. Excavation chart and bar graph student worksheets included
-4 types of fossils (true form, mold, cast, trace) student worksheet
- “How to make an amber fossil” activity using just glue and a worksheet!
-“How to make a trace fossil” activity using coffee clay
-“How to make a mold fossil” activity using homemade Play-Doh
-“How to make a cast fossil” activity using Perfectcast. 
-Photographs of my students' work included.

looks like a perfectly prehistoric thing to get...
click on pic to go there!!!

and the last thing... 
so cool 
an activity that challenges your kiddos to build a bridge to help the gnomes
the kids are transformed into engineers
anything that challenges kids thinking and has GNOMES is an A+ in my book!!!

thanks so much to Sue for sponsoring this month's CURRENTLY!!!

and now for JANUARY's CURRENTLY...
brought to you by my BLOGGY FRIEND...

if you remember my mama was stuck between 2 designs for the December CURRENTLY...
so she said I should use this one for January 
and I always listen to my mama!!!
some of these are pretty self explanatory
like listening... hubs was hungry
loving... my OLW is FORWARD... keep looking forward... don't look back... don't dwell...keep your eyes on the goal... move forward
thinking... I love my life
wanting.... my house is a mess... with Christmas and Sickness it looks like Mr. Clean + Legos blew up in my house
needing... I am in charge of a PD for the Mon. we get back... have I started on it YET...
ahhhh NOPE... there is always tomorrow
or the next day
memory... my memory for this Christmas is the FLU!!!

and now it is your turn!!!
The only rules I have for CURRENTLY is
follow the RULE of 3
which is
once you link up... you must goto the 2 blogs before you and leave a nice meaningful comment and then goto the one after your link and do the same...
PLEASE leave meaningful comments :) share the love and spread the love
and the other rule is....
your link in the linky party should go DIRECTLY to your CURRENTLY POST in your blog...
not your store, not your products, not your generic blog address... it should be your CURRENTLY POST url

ok I think that about covers it...
and if you need to know how to do this....

here are some links....

OK now it is time to link up!!!!


  1. Should I be embarrassed that instead of going to bed after my new years festivities I headed straight to my computer to type up my currently? Hah! Can't be late to the first party of the new year! =)

    Like always, thanks for hosting!
    Ms. Smith
    Adventures of Ms. Smith

  2. I can't believe I was first :) I have the excuse of being in Australia and it being nighttime New Years day. Ms Smith you are hardcore! The flu sounds horrible Farley- I hope your husband is a better patient than mine & that you all get better soon! Good luck with the PD too.

  3. Yay bloggy buddy! A surprise to see my template. Happy new year!

  4. Oh my goodness I'm so sorry y'all were so sick with the flu! And goodness- if your honey is anything like mine when he is sick it's REALLY terrible! Cheers to a healthy new year! XO

  5. Sick on Christmas??!! That stinks! At least the whole family was involved! :( I love your O.L.W.! It's like Dory's mantra, just keep swimming. <'))((><

  6. I am so sorry to hear that your family had the flu. I hope you have a Happy 2014. Thank you for this blog party. I look forward to meeting new people each month.

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  8. I hope your family feels better soon. I spent Christmas and New Year's with my two little loves. Being together was all I needed this year :)
    Here's to a fabulous year!
    My Second Sense

  9. Happy 2014! Sorry to hear that your family was sick for Christmas! I hope everyone is feeling better now. Thanks for the fun linky each month!

    My Crazy Life

  10. I hope your family feels better soon. It is no fun having the flu (as I can attest to being a bit under the weather myself.)

    Legos are literally the worst thing ever for us right now. Why do they have to be so small, and complicated?? I know that when my 4 year old gets older he will be able to build the Death Star on his own, but building it now for him, when he is just going to touch it and destroy it, is just not what I call fun.

    Here's to a 2014 filled with happiness, joy, and laughter....and maybe even a few family Lego sessions :)

    Teaching in Room 6

  11. Thanks for hosting! So sorry you got a bug for Christmas! Better luck next year

    The Math Maniac

  12. Thanks for hosting this linky party! I'm brand new to the bloggy world and I just linked up! Thanks for the little "how-to" links, too - they were super helpful! Who knew there were so many hundreds (on hundreds) of teacher bloggers out there in cyber space? Hope you have a flu-free 2014! :)

    Fourth Grade Shenanigans

  13. I'm right there with you for my OLW, except I made mine 2...moving forward! Best wishes in 2014!!
    A Tall Drink of Water

  14. Happy New Year! I am so happy that I am linking up with you for my first post of the new year! I hope you are all feeling better now! Thanks for sharing the science links too...I'm always looking for some gems to spice up our science curriculum!
    The Teacher’s Chair

  15. Hey, Farely! Thanks for posting this linky! I love your Currently posts! Now you made me want popcorn! lol I want a self cleaning switch installed on my house, too. Happy New Year!

  16. I'm so sorry to hear that the flu bug had come for a visit. :-(
    I also would like to say thanks for hosting the best linky ever. I'm linking up for the very first time and I am very excited to be able to join in on the festivities. Happy New Year to you and to your family! :-)

  17. Sick on Christmas...no fun! :( Thanks for hosting such a fun linky!

    Kimberly Ann
    Live, Laugh, I love Kindergarten

  18. I like your rules. This was my first time linking up, and glad I spotted it! Happy New Year...so sorry you had a different kind of Christmas, but you did make a memory!

  19. Thank you Farley & Happy 2014!!
    Science for Kids Blog

  20. Hi Farley,
    I would love to participate. How do I get the template? Thanks, Sandy

  21. Glad to hear your family is feeling better. Last year (2012) we had a similar thing happen. The kids couldn't wait to open presents with the grandparents but we didn't do it until new years eve : ) Thanks so much for having this fun linky each month!
    ~Lucy at Kids Math Teacher

  22. Ack! I LOVE Science For Kids! I'm so glad to see her featured here!

    Sorry to hear about your flu episode. I'm experiencing something similar...my hubs has the flu right now. :( Yuck!

    ~Mrs. K. from The Teacher Garden Blog

  23. Sorry to leave two comments but: can you write something in your Currently posts about how DIFFICULT it is to leave a comment when bloggers leave their captcha stuff on? If I ever don't follow your rule of 3, it is for that reason. :(

    1. Without captcha stuff on....I get TONS of spam mail....even with the settings changed to people with accounts.
      Chickadee Jubilee

  24. Thanks again for throwing a great party! I always meet new friends!
    Chickadee Jubilee

  25. Thanks again! Love your mom's choice for January. Sorry to hear your house got hit with the flu - our area schools were hit hard right before the Holiday break hopefully we are through the worst of it now.

  26. Thanks for the link up! Happy New Year!

  27. Thank you so much for sharing the links on how to create a Currently. I learned something new for my blog. Have a happy new year

  28. Happy New Year! You have a beautiful family! I hope you are all feeling much better!!

  29. Thanks for visiting my blog. It was a COLD first day back to work. The buses had trouble starting up and one bus was an hour late! I woke up this AM to hear the schools were closed due to the -15 temperatures. I had a bonus day off. It was nice. Next week we may also have a cold day with even colder temps. Here's hoping. LOL

  30. Thanks so much for hosting this linky party! It's my first one ever and I'm so glad I joined in on the fun! I love your rule of 3!
    Happy New Year!
    Tricks of the Trade in First Grade

  31. I think I'm late to the linky (being #352)...haha! This is my first "Currently" and not the last.

    Kate :)
    Visit McDee's Busy Bees Blog

    P.S. I love your "Tru Dat" statement!

  32. Thanks so much for hosting this! I am VERY new to the blogging world. Still learning everything! I am excited to start doing the "currentlys"



  33. I just love reading everyone's CURRENTLY lists! They are all so thoughtful and diverse! Thanks for hosting all of us! I am new to the "blogosphere" and it's nice to have the opportunity to share with so many!
    Best Regards,

  34. I haven't done Currently in a while, and I know I am a bit late this month, but excited to get back doing it! Thanks again!

    B.C. Canada



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