Thursday, August 1, 2013

Currently August :(

It's that time again. A Currently for August :( It feels like yesterday that I was closing up my classroom! Where has the summer gone?! This year is going to be awesome. I have my first 12th grade English class and I am so ready to rock it. I am not a fan of 9th grade curriculum and kids, immaturity is a major pet peeve of mine. I can't wait to show everyone that 12th grade is where I belong!

Make sure to check out Farley's amazing blog for all of the currently's!

Listening: Maury...I can't get enough of this show during the summer. Before my grandfather passed away, we used to watch this show together. We are kinda weird :-p

Loving: That my grade level teams are FINALLY getting together to plan the first two units! I have been worried about not having enough time to plan.

Thinking: That I have been so focused on my 9th graders that I haven't paid any attention to 12th grade. I am meeting with 12th grade team tomorrow so that is helpful for this goal!

Wanting: This summer break was way too short :(.

Needing: I am so upset that I can't get into my classroom because of summer school and the other teacher I share with has the keys!

Back To School Must-Haves: 1) Teacher Planner: I have to stay organized since I have 3 preps. I need to make sure that I know everything that my students are doing for each unit.
2) Post-it notes: The first few days of class we do a lot of anchor charts and class rules with post-it notes. I also like to create parking lots so that students can ask questions.
3) Positive Attitude!: I know I am sad that the vacation is over, but I love to start off with a happy-go-lucky attitude to get the kids excited about English.

What are you waiting for?! Go link up with Farley so I can check out your August Currently's! 


  1. I hear you on the time to plan! I fret about not being ready for the beginning of the school year. It always works out, though!

    Everyone deServes to Learn

    1. I know but having 3 preps this year is very stressful!!

  2. I just love that you mention a positive attitude... SO true. It makes me smile :) Good luck with your new grade level! I'm sure it will be AWESOME!

    XO, Kelly Anne :)

  3. Woo Hoo!!! Another English teacher! I'm always looking for upper grades to follow and collaborate with :) Glad I found ya!

    PS-Love that you teach in flats and I teach in heels ;)

    Tales of Teaching in Heels

    1. OMgosh!! Yay!! I am so glad you found me. I feel as though I can never find another high school English teacher. I am going to follow you right now :D


    2. Yay! Me too!!! I added you to my "Blogs I follow" list :)