Hiya friends,

It's August already? Whaaaaaaaaaat! I'm not ready. I'm not ready.

Today I am linking up with Farley at Oh' Boy 4th Grade for her monthy CURRENTLY party.

This is what is going on right now...

Listening: My husband is bathing the girlies. I can hear Sponge Bob playing on the bedroom tv.

Loving: Ya'll! Do you know how expensive pointers are at school supply stores? I can afford to buy ONE. Ha! But a few hours ago I saw my girls playing with a cardboard rod from the bottom part of a hanger. You know, the kind you get from the dry cleaner when you get pants cleaned? Well, we have a ton of those because my husband gets his dress shirts, slacks, and suits dry cleaned. It just hit me - there's the pointers for my classroom. I can wrap ribbon around it, or paint it, or whatever. To find inspiration for the actual pointer I started walking around my house and I spotted an Elmer's School Glue bottle. I think I will paint or otherwise decorate empty glue bottles and insert the carboard rods into the bottom of the bottles. Maybe I'll glue jewels or something on the bottles. Who knows. The orange twist top will be the actual pointer. It will look a teacher's wand! This is on my to-do list for tomorrow. I'll post it about for Monday Made-it. 

Thinking: I took the girls out of their former daycare for the summer. My neighbor left her teaching job to pursue her dream of opening a childcare center. The original opening date was mid-July. I was going to put the girls in  this new daycare at the very beginning of August so I could work in my classroom, attend trainings, go on a few lunch dates with my hubby, hit the gym...BUT...the opening date has been pushed to late August! My neighbor has graciously agreed to keep the girls in her home when I have to go back to work until the center opens. While I trust her completely, I feel a bit guilty about her babysitting so many days in a row. And, I have mom guilt about wishing the daycare were open so I could have a little ME time before school starts back. You know how that is!

Wanting: This is my first year in first grade. I have a trillion questions. One of my fears is that a parent will ask me something at Open House and I won't know the answer!!! I doubt the rest of my team, more seasoned first grade teachers, are in a hurry to start planning and discussing the upcoming year, but I feel the NEED. If I were still teaching sixth grade I could get in my room two days before school started and be ready to go. I'd be totally relaxed and chillin' right now.

Needing: A neck massage is sounding really good right now...and if I win the lotto I can afford one!

B2S Must Haves: Since I've never taught first before, I had to keep my answers pretty general. My bladder needs informed that it will not be going to the potty at will for much longer. And, me and my sixth grade teaching friends really need to get together before school starts!!!

See you Monday,

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  1. This is my 10th year and my first year in first grade. I am feeling everything you are feeling.. though my change was not quite as big (I am leaving 3rd grade)
    What a great idea for pointers - can't wait to see them on your Monday Made It post!
    Take a deep breath and know your team will be there to help and support you. Also, don't worry about open-house. The parents won't know the answer either... HA

    Kickin' It With Class

  2. Hi KaSandra...just popping in per Farley's request...:) Nice to meet you! So, you're going to first...I taught first for 6 years and loved it! I am going to kinder this year...:) I was in 5th last year and 10th the year before that, so I am feeling like a newbie! The neck massage sounds like a dream right now after 4 days of Common Core training!!! Have an awesome school year....Vicky
    Keep Calm & Imagine

  3. Hey KaSandra,
    Just saying, your "bladder readjustment plan" made me LOL :) I'm just starting my first year and I'm sure I will be thinking about that comment sometime this year :) Also- I could totally dig a neck massage after straining to look at our trainer all day today! :) Thanks for linking up so we could all read what is currently happening in your life! :)
    Just Keep Teaching

  4. You're going to LOVE first grade! It is the best grade and the best age. Have a great first 1st grade year!
    First Grade @ Storybook Cafe

  5. I totally feel you on the bladder plan! Teachers are the only ones that know about that. Also, first grade will be awesome! You'll learn alot from the kids themselves :-)

    Buzzing With Mrs. McClain

  6. I can't wait to see your pointers...I need some new ideas!
    Btw, I've nominated you for a Liebster Award! Check out my blog to see the details.