Currently December

Can you believe it is almost Christmas…
It is hard for me to imagine tomorrow is December 1st….
WHAT???

I know tomorrow is going to be so CRAZY with Cyber Monday sales…
especially at TpT!!!
Is your wish list crazy like mine???
I got on to Bub for being greedy with his Christmas list
and then I looked at my TpT wish list and
I felt a little bad for getting on to him…
just a little bad
seriously… how many legos can one kid have..
and they are NOT cheap… and if you step on one of those boogers…
BAD language is guaranteed to fly out of your mouth

nothing on my wish list causes such pain and profanity…

so to get ahead of the TpT sale breaking the internet
(isn't that the new saying… breaking the internet)

I wanted to get the CURRENTLY up and going tonight…
this month's sponsor is the one and only….
love her!!!

so let's get this party started…
 all of mine are pretty self explanatory
except giving…
EVERY December… I try to teach my students that giving is much more rewarding than receiving…
and every day we do a Random Act of Christmas Kindness…
we leave coins in the pencil machine…
we leave erasers or other school supplies randomly around the school…
we give treats to the office staff…
treats to the cafeteria workers…
treats to the custodians…
lots or different things…
and each treat has a RACK tag

I also do this at home.. with Bub….
mail man, sanitation workers, neighbors, friends, fast food drive thrus, coke machines, all different places….
it is a great way to teach the virtue of generosity!!!
so to help you out… I have a freebie in my TpT store that can help you with your
Random Acts of Kindness….
click on the pic below to get your free copy!!!

so before you link up…
PLEASE READ THE RULES…
they are easy

okie dokie… here is yours…
and if you are a FB follower or follow my IG…
I gave you a heads up and the image early…
so you can get a head start…
I love my followers :)

FOR the GIVING…
give a freebie..
give a shout out…
give advice…
give
give
give
give so that others can feel your love


Five for Friday



YAY for Doodle Bugs Teaching for her linky party…
I haven't blogged since the CURRENTLY…
oh my!!!
needless to say it has been a little cray around here and
I feel like this week it has finally calmed down… YAY
I have been relaxing and enjoying my Thanksgiving Break


It is a tradition at our school to have a snowball fight before we go home for Thanksgiving Break…
We throw wadded up paper at each other…
and the paper is our filled out Secret Santa Forms…
at the end of the 2 minute snowball fight…
you grab a snowball and that is who you have for Secret Santa!!! 
It is so much fun!!!!



 Bub got to do the DID YOU KNOW board for the week we get back…
he had a little help from his after school buddy and I think it turned out cute!!!
Can you read it?

SOOOOO lucky I live in the city I teach in…
BUT I really hardly ever run into my kids when I am out shopping… 
and I shop A LOT!!!

BUT when I do run into one…. I LOVE it…
especially when they are all grown up and were one of your FAVES!!!
I asked this one's mommy if I could post this on my blog and she said of COURSE… 

AHHHHHH I love this girl and her family!!! 
she was in that special group that looped with me from 3rd to 4th… 
they have a special place in my heart



so a group of us from school had a girls day
and we painted boots…
thank goodness they had it drawn out for us…
so here is how we got our board
 here are all my crazies

 this cutie… is the one that got it all organized
she is one of my besties… I LOVE HER so much!!!
she left me in 4th and moved to 1st… LUCKY
but you know what she is an AWESOME 1st grade teacher so it was meant to be…
even if we are on opposite sides of the school and I only see her when her class has music and she has to go by my room…. LOL
 almost done… almost…
seriously…
this stuff stresses me out…
I was trying to have fun and listen and all that jazz
BUT I am a perfectionist and this stressed me out!!!

 DONE!!!
 all the crazies and our boots!!!

 the next class I want to take is to paint a
DONKEY!!!
seriously… I do!!!
and I am going to hang it in my class…
with my boots…
and I will have signs…
sign 1- if you act like this (pic of donkey)
sign 2- then you get the... (pic of boots)
that would be awesome right!!!???!!!
Our Thanksgiving was so much fun!!!
We always go to my grandparents' house to meet up with family and friends.
Our family tradition is to take a little family selfie in the car.. we have done this for years
I think they are funny!!!
 My nephew introduced Bub to a new game…
kinda like mine craft but not…
I am not even sure…
is it MIND or MINE craft…
all I know is this is like it BUT not it…
my sis in law said it is better for the littles…
no creepers
so that is what he is doing in the background of this pic
and he did it until the phone died… OH MY GOSH
 this is my little nephew!!!
isn't he a cutie patootie!!!

 I did snag some pics of my Bub before he got all hot and sweaty
and before he got sucked into that game

 I am IN LOVE with these pics of him…
he melts my heart…
He is a blessing to me, Hubs, and my entire family...


Hope all of you guys…
had a great Thanksgiving
and I hope you enjoy the few days of break we have left….

Don't forget there is going to be a sale soon…



CURRENTLY November

Halloween week is over…
with Red Ribbon Week and Trick or Treating… it was a crazy week for sure!!!
even today was a little crazy so that is why the Currently is just now being posted…

thanks to Kelly for being this month's sponsor
An Apple for the Teacher


LISTENING
I've said it before and I'm sure I will say it again… 
I love the Today Show… I record it every single day 
all 3 of them and I watch them when I get home…
I don't really watch them watch them… I really kinda have it on as background noise…
and I know I have a problem when Bub says… 
is Matt Lauer over yet???

HA HA HA 

LOVING
a cold front came through and it is perfect….
last night Trick or Treating was amazing…
no sweaty dripping stinky kiddos… I mean parents…
it really was the bestest Halloween weather I can ever remember…


Here is Bub in his Anakin costume… he is SUCH a Star Wars nerd… 
he was getting upset because people kept calling him Luke Skywalker
and they called his light saber a sword or flashlight…
OK people I can understand the Luke for Anakin… BUT come on…
a sword??? or flashlight??? 
I helped him understand that we have a lot of older people living around us
and they don't really understand Star Wars… 
that argument didn't work because he informed me that his MeMow (great grandma) 
knows it's a light saber and she is in her 80s… ok point taken… 
Game Set Match

THINKING
I had my spots checked on Thursday… and my lovely dermatologist
likes to practice carving on me… not really I really LOVE HER…
but she thought some of my spots needed to be removed…
OUCH… one vacancy is on the back of my left leg… upper thigh…
yeah well it hurts… and then I have 5 stitches on my right BUTT cheek…
yeah that's nice… so sitting is not easy… and neither is sleeping… 
OUCH OUCH OUCH… but it is a necessary thing to do when you are fair skinned
and full of freckles and moles

WANTING
new boots…
cool weather… means new boots right!!!

NEEDING
Bub's hives have JUST now gone away… 
if you didn't know…
Bub had hives for almost ALL of October… YAY… NOT
after several Drs visits and a few specialists later… we have it under control…
but while he was hive-n out… I could NOT let him get over heated… 
HELLO I live in TEXAS… central TEXAS… it is HOT ALL the time…
well not right now BUT while he was a giant HIVE it was HOT HOT HOT…
and that kinda eliminates our walks…
I walk with him in a big jogging stroller… 
he couldn't even ride in a Costco cart from the parking lot to the entrance 
without looking like a polk dotted patootie…
and now that his hives are on the outs and the weather is cooler… 
I can't wait to dust off the stroller and WALK!!!
and I need to pack…
not going to talk about that 
it stresses me out…
but it relates to the BIG FLOOD of the summer and 
us having to move out while our house FINALLY gets fixed… 
hmmmmm enough about that

READING
My favorite book right now… 





If you are looking for a book 
that can help you incorporate valuable virtues into your child's life, this book is for you.
Not only is my Bub excelling in October's focus virtue of being humble… 
but he is also living it… he is practicing it… he is DOING IT!!!
I have seen a HUGE difference…
FOR EXAMPLE…
a few weeks ago
he didn't win the Fire Poster Contest…
he wasn't even in the top 3… 
I know I know… I was surprised too… but that's how life goes…
well… he just lost it… he didn't win… the world was going to end… 
I started practicing some of the ideas from this book
and implementing them into our daily discussions
and this week when he won 3rd place for his Pumpkin Book Project… 
the first thing he did was congratulate his Buddy for winning 2nd…
I was a very proud Mamma…
I know if I had not seen this book
bought it
and started using it…
he would have had a VERY different reaction because he didn't win 1st!!!
I am soooo excited to read this month's chapter about having gratitude!!!
and I am also thinking about practicing these virtues in my classroom…
goodness gracious having gratitude and being humble is a lost art… right???
Ok now for the rules…
For the READING section…
what are you reading right now???
professional, personal, for fun…
what is it???
do you like it???


and now it is your turn…