Currently November


It's November 1st and you know what the start of a new month means! It's my favorite monthly link-up, Currently with Farley at Oh' Boy 4th Grade. Here's what I'm "Currently" up to:


Listening: I'm a little late to the Big Bang Theory party, but now that I've caught on, it's my favorite background show! During the day, I love to work in peace and quiet (hahahaha…I'm a fifth grade teacher, that was a joke). At night, I always need a little background noise, unless I'm concentrating extra hard. Then I really do need total peace and quiet.

Loving: I know it's been fall for awhile, but I grew up in upstate New York so fall in Virginia doesn't exactly feel like the fall I grew up with. I like to wear sweaters and jeans and scarves in October. I've trick or treated in snowstorms and bitter cold. I love a cold, brisk fall morning. Up until the last few days, it's been 70 degrees every day. That's totally not fall to me. I need a bit of brrr! Needless to say, I'm totally happy with the fact that the low for tomorrow is in the 40s. For a few days, fall will actually feel like fall to me! 


Thinking: Sundays are so not fun for me. I long to think "I don't have anything to do today" on a Sunday. They are forever my lesson planning and grading days. This weekend, I'm even adding report cards to my long list of Sunday to-do's. I don't watch football, but I'm highly jealous of all of my friends who get to hang out and enjoy Sunday football. Sundays = not fun days for me! 

Wanting: A long weekend. Just one extra day or three. I know exactly how many days are between me and my Thanksgiving break. It's 25 1/2, in case you are wondering! 

Needing: As the cooler weather rolls in, I am in great need of cold weather clothes. My sweaters are outdated and I can't seem to find any that are calling my name. In addition, both my brown and black dress boots bit the dust last winter, so now I need to replace them. I'm at least fashionable enough to know that my bare traps and riding boots don't exactly dress an outfit up. 

Reading: Excuse me while I blow the dust off so that I can see the title. I am technically reading When We Fall by Emily Liebert, but I haven't read a page since August, so I'm not sure that I'm really reading anything. This all goes back to my wanting a long weekend. 

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  1. I have been really enjoying my Sundays this year! I used to plan and grade all day Sundays, and it really put a damper on my weekend. This year, I've been trying to bring only necessary stuff home on the weekend, and get it done on Friday night or Saturday day. I plan on Wednesdays, and make all my copies for the upcoming week on Wednesday or Thursday. It isn't easy, but I've stuck to it so far. It's changed my life in such a positive way! Things still don't get done as soon as I'd like them to, but I have time to myself and my family again. Good luck! PS- I'm a new follower, I found you through Farley's Currently. :)

    Mandy
    Caffeine and Lesson Plans

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    1. I love your plan. I need to try to follow it. I tutor on Mondays and Tuesdays and then I feel like I am catching up the rest of the week, but that could work for me. Thanks for the suggestion!

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  2. Love Big Bang Theory! I almost cry laughing during every episode. Your weather comment is cracking me up. We finally dipped down to 50 in Houston, and I am in fall heaven down here!

    Megan
    I Teach. What's Your Super Power?

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    1. We got in to the 30's last week and I was thrilled to be chilled! LOL I'm officially ready for the crazy winter they are predicting, though I must get a shovel. Last year, I had to shovel out my parking space with a dust pan!

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  3. I make Saturday my day to relax and Sunday my day to get everything prepared that I can for the week. Who said teaching is just Monday to Friday! I wouldn't trade it for the world though.
    I thought I was late to the Big Bang Theory train but it is such an easy show to get hooked on :)
    Hopefully you can find some Sunday Fun-day time even if it is just for an hour!
    Sheri :)
    Early Years with Sheri

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    1. Saturday is my relaxing day too! This is the first Sunday that I've finished things early, but I think it's because I graded a bit yesterday. I look forward to Thanksgiving break because the Sunday before I get to slack a little! :-)

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  4. I started watching Big Bang Theory just this year. The characters are great.
    Artistry of Education

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    1. They are! Sheldon is definitely my favorite and I kinda love that "Blossom" is on it. LOL

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  5. I'm so loving that it's November and feeling like Fall too! Although I think we jumped straight from summer to borderline winter! BRR! haha!

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    1. I'd love it if it were just chilly nights and mild days most of the time, but I always want a white Christmas! Gotta have that snow!

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  6. Hi Rachel! I found you from Farley's Currently. I'm a veteran teacher (34 years mostly 4th grade) and just retired to work on TpT full time, so I feel like I'm still teaching. I have some bad news, though . . . you may never have Sundays until you retire! You seem like an amazing teacher! ;)
    Heather from Mrs. Renz’ 4th Grade Class

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    1. Thank you for your kind words, Heather and congratulations to you on retirement! I'm only 10 years in so I'm blown away by your 34 years in the classroom! I'd love to chat with you about how much it has changed. I've seen tons of changes in just the 10 years I've been teaching, I'm sure you have a lot of wisdom! Best of luck on your TpT venture! :-)

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  7. I hear a shopping trip in order! Totally game if you are! It's funny how the colder weather makes you happy while my southern butt is over here cursing the VA cold. I would be totally fine with just adding a light sweater to my dresses and boots until Christmas. The cold DOES bother me...no Elsa here!

    Don't Let the Teacher Stay Up Late

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    1. I can't help it, I'm all about that snow!

      I definitely need a shopping trip! I'm hoping that I can find some great sales for Black Friday! Yep, totally doing my regular Christmas shopping online and making Black Friday all about me! :--)

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