June 1, 2013

June Currently

Happy June!   I’m linking up with Farley over at Oh Boy 4th Grade for her monthly currently.


Listening:  I love the Big Bang Theory.  I own every episode but still watch it on tv ALL the time.  My favorite shirt would have to be my “Bazinga” shirt with Sheldon’s face on it.  Oh boy.  Love.

Loving: We only have one more whole day and 3 half days of school left.  Many of my kiddos will not come this week so I did our whole class gifts yesterday after awards day.  Here’s what my room looked like before they came in. I was so excited.


I got sand buckets at Dollar Tree and painted their names on them.  I filled them with goodies that I got from Oriental Trading (a jump rope, bubbles, and a beach ball). 
Their morning work was to blow up the beach ball and have their classmates sign it with the marker that was in their bucket.  They looked at me like I was crazy!  “No writing morning work?  What?”  I also put a DVD in their buckets with a iMovie of all of my favorites pictures from the school year.  This is probably my favorite thing EVER!  And then I used the candy awards from over at Shenanigans in Second.  They loved this and ate their candy while we got to watch our DVD.  I will certainly miss my kiddos!

Thinking: I have a lot to do!  That’s an understatement.  And here comes the big news {drum roll please….} .  I am moving schools!  I will still teach 4th grade but I will team teach.  I have the amazing opportunity to teach ELA and SS all day!  Oh man.  I’m PUMPED!  So I am in the midst of getting everything packed up, finishing up the year, scheduling surgery (ASAP), and etc.  But I am so glad that this door has been opened and I am excited to begin the 2013-2014 school year at my new school.  WAHOO!
 Here's a peek at the chaos right now.

Wanting:  So I broke down and ordered an Erin Condren planner.  I’ll be honest… I am a planner snob.  I write everything in it.  I have it color coded for the various items.  I keep hearing how AMAZING this teacher planner is and I kept telling myself that I would be ok with my normal little planner (usually from Target).  However, I watched the video on Erin Condren’s website and I knew I had to have it.  Seriously.  So right now the status on my account says “In Production”… hurry up.  Get here.  I can’t wait to color code you! {Nerd Alert!}

Needing:  I have started my TPT to do list for this summer.  I am going to be in a cast post-surgery so I will have a LOT of time to make items for my store.  But I have some things I am already working on and need to finish.  I had a request for a Paisley theme pack so make sure you head over to my store and check out all of the paisley items that I have added.

Vacay Essentials:  My phone... I love my iPhone and I am an instagram addict.  Go look me up! (longc2013). 

I have the best beach chair ever!  It’s a Tommy Bahama chair that I got from Costco.  It has a pocket on the back, doubles as a bookbag, and has several holders.  I’m in love with it.  And my lovely hat... I got the cutest monogrammed hat!!!!!  I can’t WAIT to wear it on the beach this year… or just on trips to Walmart when I don’t feel like fixing my hair.  Can I get an amen?? :)

Head on over to Farley’s and link up with your own Currently!

Smiles and Snapshots! :)


  1. I love Big Bang Theory-it is a show that I can watch over and over again. I am so glad I found your blog. I love finding other 4th grade teachers! I'm a new follower.

    Hunter's Tales from Teaching

  2. Woohoo for only a few more days-- those buckets turned out so cute for your students! Good luck packing everything from your classroom up as you get ready to head to your new school!
    Learning to the Core

  3. I bought one of those planners in January, and I love mine. I just have to work on remembering to take it with me!

    1. I am so excited about it! I can't wait for it to arrive!

  4. Congrats on the new job. That sounds like MY ideal job too. I hope your surgery is not too complicated and that all goes well.
    Can't find you on instagram :(
    My Second Sense

    1. It might would have helped if I would have put the correct name for instagram.... it's all fixed now! :) longc2013

  5. I'm excited to have found another 4th grade blogger! Enjoy your last few days with your students!

  6. Oh! I love the red shelves in your classroom!! I was seriously drooling over that picture.

    Think, Wonder, & Teach

  7. Hey Courtney! I LOVE Big Bang Theory too! In my class we shout out, "Bazinga!" after completing a tricky math problem. Congrats on the new job placement; it sounds like an amazing opportunity!
    Short and Sassy Teacher

  8. Hi! I'm switching from 6th to 5th grade next year and found your blog from Farley's linky party! Check out my blog and subscribe by email: http://elementaryendeavors.weebly.com/

    I look forward to reading more! :)