Saturday, April 6, 2013

April Currently (and a give away!)

First off - my blogging friend Cindy at Granny Goes To School just hit 500 followers on her blog and is having quite the give away!  There's 2 chances to win GIANT bundles of goodies.  She was kind enough to feature me in her give away, and I'll be giving out one free item of choice from my TpT store.  Head on over to her blog and check out the rafflecopter for details!

Aaaaaaaaand, I'm finally getting around to April's Currently with Farley at Oh Boy 4th Grade.  Here we go!

Listening - I've always loved Pandora, and the Lumineers station is quickly becoming my favorite station to listen to while working on the computer.  Very chill.

Loving - My awesome wife has really been diving into healthy foods, and dreamed up the most amazing smoothie today... Check out her blog, Light Up Living, if you're a foodie like me!

Thinking - Seriously. I ran a half-marathon in October. I can do this. Granted, I trained much harder for the half-marathon than I have been recently. I did 4 miles this morning and wanted to rip my legs off when I got home. 10K in a week. Crossing my fingers.

Wanting - I had the opportunity to observe in another first grade classroom in my district. This lady is seriously my first grade idol. She's amazing, and I'm trying to convince her to dive into blog land because she has so many WONDERFUL ideas. ANYWHO, I digress. I've been wanting to explore Daily 5 for quite some time, and our director of elementary ed. suggested that I watch this lady in action. I desperately want to adopt it in my classroom, but am struggling with forcing myself to wait until next year. I know so little about it, and don't want it to be a train wreck. Wait. I can wait.

Needing - I have a coffee obsession. I have a coffee mug obsession. I unfortunately also have an obsession with forgetting to wash said coffee mugs. There's like 7 of them sitting on the counter begging to be cleaned. Oops.

Advice - I do it every single flipping marking period. Why? WHY do I always wait until the weekend before they're due? Report cards take forever. If I would just do little bits at a time the few weeks before they're due, I would be way less crazy. But here I sit. Blogging instead of reporting. Story of my life.

Enjoy your weekend.


vicky1970 said...

Mr First Grade,
How cute are you?!!?! Love the blog title. Sounds like your wife is awesome and a huge blessing. We have to keep our hubby's healthy so they can stay around a long time. :o)
Glad I found you and am your newest follower.
Traditions, Laughter and Happily Ever After

Rae said...

Adrenalin will kick in!! I did NOT train very well for my first half marathon -- and though it REALLY sucked afterward, I powered through and was able to run most of it! The things your body can do, despite it hating you.

You can do this! Make sure to post about your 10k when you're done! I wanna be able to read about your accomplishment :)

Oh yeah - I'm your newest follower :)

Mindful Rambles

Mr. First Grade said...

She's definitely a keeper!! Thanks for stopping by my little blog :-)

Mr. First Grade said...

Will be sure to keep you posted!! Thanks for stopping by my blog!!


Kate said...

Hi Andrew! Just found your blog through currently. I love your blog name and design! I am a second grade teacher from Ohio.

Oh man, I feel your pain about report cards. I, too, wait until the last second every single time! This year, ours were due right before we left for spring break, so I was thrilled to get them done and out of my hands! Good luck!!

EduKate and Inspire

Sandy said...

Good luck with report cards and your 10K!!! Let us know how it goes!!!!! :)

Lindsay said...

Hope your run went okay! Stopping in from the linky.

My Life as a Third Grade Teacher

Pauline said...

I was excited to find your blog on Farley's currently. I am your newest follower. We are starting time and I did snatch your freebie as well as pintrest'd your idea with the hoola hoops. Thanks!
First Grade by the Sea

Amy said...

I have been wanting to do the Daily 5 as well. Maybe we can talk at some point!

Lindsay Oles said...

Great to see some male bloggers! My husband just interviewed for 3rd and 4th grade positions at my school. Keeping my fingers crossed!

Hey there! Found your through Currently. I am stalking around finding some firstie teachers. I will be teaching first grade next year and I love making TpT classroom theme and packets. Check out my blog and leave me a comment if you have any great ideas!

If You Give a Teacher a Treat