Wednesday, June 11, 2014

June Currently

It's the June Currently!
With special thanks to Farley at Oh' Boy 4th Grade!

Listening:  Not sure where I would be without all the podcasts I listen to!  Do you download podcasts from iTunes?    I listen to them in the car, while cleaning the house, during walks, etc. Some are short, just a few minutes, while others can be an hour or so long. Some education related podcasts I listen to are:
Voices of Literacy 
Choice Literacy Podcast 
K-12 Greatest Hits: The Best Ideas in Education 
The Whole Child Podcast: Changing the Conversation About Education
National Writing Project

Those are just a few!  You can find them on iTunes by searching for the title.  There are also a bunch of podcasts not education related that I like. Some of those would be:

Radio Lab
Wait, Wait, Don't Tell Me
For Crying Out Loud
10th Avenue Podcast
The Jillian Michaels Podcast
Money Girl's Quick and Dirty Tips
Dave Ramsey

  No matter your interests, there's something out there that will catch your interest!

Loving:  I have been a decluttering fool both at home and at school.  I looked around and realized that there was so much stuff taking up space that I just don't need.  At home, I've been a regular at the Goodwill drop off!  In school, I think the custodian is beginning to dislike me.  I have recently filled my trash cans to overflowing several times over on a daily basis!  Basically, if I haven't used it in the past two years, out it goes!

Thinking:  Summer school.  Why, oh why, did I say I would do it?  Actually, I know why. It is just 2 1/2 hours a day, Monday through Thursday for four weeks.  Easy peasy lemon squeezy and good money!  Plus, I will still have a month off before school starts in September.  Plenty of beach time!

Wanting: A new couch!  Yet another reason why I said yes to summer school!  Did you ever just look around your home and realize that your taste and style have totally changed since you bought your furniture?  That's kind of where I am.  The decluttering and new couch will be a good start to a new look!

Needing: Time! I am in the process of totally rearranging my classroom for next year.  If I get it all reorganized and set up by the end of the school year, the cleaning crew will put it back the same way after summer cleaning which means less work for me in getting ready for the start of the school in September. The past week has been filled with moving furniture, reassessing my class library and purging books, reorganizing closets, moving computers, and more.  I still have a lot to do, but I will be done by June 26th!  That's my last day!  I just need to use my time wisely if I am going to get it done.  I'm sort of excited about the reorganizing because I have been able to create a small teacher corner for all my books and supplies that I can easily access during the school year.  I will post about my "teacher corner" in September when it is all set up.

Summer Bucket List:  So much!  I want to finally finish all the blog items I haven't gotten to just yet; about me page, cleaning up the labels, organizing the freebies, and more.  I also have a huge summer reading list to get to.  Living so close to NY, I am planning to explore some different parts of town in more depth; SoHo, Chinatown, Little Italy, East Village, etc.

I find when I go to NY I tend to stick to the Midtown-Times Square-Upper East & West Side-Central Park areas. This summer, I feel the need to branch out!  Also on my bucket list is more beach time and the continuation of my decluttering spree!

Are you a podcast listener?  
What do you listen to?


  1. As I am reading your currently I notice that we both have something in common. We both want to finish our blog organization. I am starting to wonder, is that even possible? Well, I think yours looks adorable and very complete. I am your newest follower as we both teach the upper grades. I would love to have your feedback on my blog, and even have you as a follower. Keep up the great work!

    1. I hope it is possible! Today was my last day of school, so I can devote a little more time to blogging now. Thanks for following my blog. I will be sure to stop by yours.

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