Monday, February 3, 2014

February Currently + My New Focus Wall!

Happy Monday, friends! I didn't even get to experience Monday today.. I woke up and showered, did my hair and make up, packed the car and then woke my lil' mama up.. only to discover she had a fever of 102.5. So yeah, no school for me. Let me tell you just how sad I was... :) Now that's it's almost 9 I've decided I should be productive with  my life, and what a better way to procrastinate even further than a February Currently?!

Listening: Jake the Pirate. All day today. All day every day. Lilly loves her some Jake. At least it's not Gabba Gabba anymore!

Loving: Like I said, I didn't work today. So this means I'll have kids tomorrow, Wednesday, a half-day Thursday (for professional development) and none of Friday. I'm going to a class so myself so I can have student teachers. Yippie!

Thinking: Last night I stayed up late finishing plans and my pre-conference form for my observation scheduled on Wednesday. Today my co-teacher called and told me the kids won't be ready for the math lesson I had planned last night until Thursday... meaning I have to create a new lesson tonight and new pre-conference form. No big deal really, except for the fact that I don't feel like doing it over again! See why I'm trying to talk myself into "Stop whining, Mandy. Just stop!"

Wanting: I want my husband to come home from his deployment already! When he isn't here I don't have anyone to whine to. And if he were here, he'd tell me to get over and just write new plans!

Needing: I love Diet Mt. Dew much more than water. I realize it is so bad for me, but it's kind of my addiction. I'm hoping if I write down the fact that I MUST stop, that I'll actually stop.

2 truths and a fib:

Fib: I WAS born in Germany but I don't speak ANY German. And I do mean any! My mother is of course fluent because that's where she grew up, but I didn't catch on!

Truth: When my husband gets back next month we're taking a weekend long trip to Disney. SO excited!

Truth: I've started the registration process and if all goes as planned, I'll be starting graduate school classes in May. Hello, master's degree, goodbye life!

Be sure to join the party and link up with Farley from Oh' Boy Fourth Grade!
Aaaaand. My new focus wall! I posted on Facebook and Instagram how this focus wall totally solidifies my Hollywood Stars theme. I more than love it! Sorry for the awful pictures.. my phone has been dropped several times by a cute 2 year old (and me). 

There are... mathematical practices posters, the scientific process posters, and reading strategies and skills posters (by Blair Turner). Some of the posters are ones that I created, but mostly they're the lovely work of Blair.

Enjoy your week, friends!

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  1. We are in the same boat with our observations, I feel like each time I write the perfect lesson and mentally prepare we either have a snow day or some other reason to cancel. It's really not the end of the world, so I am with you I need to stop whining...teacher problems. Congrats on grad school!

  2. I bet you are so excited for your husband to get back! I am thankful for his service. How exciting about Disney. We are taking our little one in October and I CANNOT WAIT!!!!! My thinking was I am SO happy that we are going back tomorrow. We only had 2-3 day weeks since Christmas. We are getting nothing done!!! Oh..and I am a Dt. Mt. Dew ADDICT! I quit in November-December. Got off the wagon in January and well...I have a 32 ounce every morning. I know it's bad but I figure it that is the worst thing I do in life..I'm ok with that! :)
    Kindergarten Korner

  3. Ohhh....I SO want you to kick the Dt. Mountain Dew so we can whine together about missing our sodas! Sorry baby girl wasn't feeling well today, but I know the day off must have been refreshing. I just had to get your Focus Wall on Pinterest. Love!
    Rockin' and Lovin' Learin'

  4. Ok, Mountain Dew is ew. Haha! I can only imaging that Diet Mountain Dew is ew-er! But I love your focus wall - the curtains look great! And good luck getting started on your masters!
    I'm a new follower :)

    Buzzing with Ms. B

  5. Love, love, love the focus wall!! It's too cute!! More power to you to kick the diet soda habit! I'm sipping one right now! Sorry...I'm no help to motivate you!
    A Tall Drink of Water

  6. I hear you on wishing deployment was over... the hubs (when he was still the pre-hubs) donned a uniform for a few years. Hang in there, sister! So jealous that you can have fabric in your room... I was scolded for having a few feet of fabric on the front of the worlds-ugliest cupboard.