I knew it was August before the Currently linkies started appearing, but for some reason seeing them makes it feel more official. Believe it or not this is my first time actually participating in Farly’s Currently Party!! I always love reading them but never got in on the fun myself until tonight.
1. Listening: It’s 11:00 PM right now and while the rest of my house is asleep my crazy
still acts like a puppy because he never runs out of energy ever dog is running around as if it’s only 11:00 AM.
2. Loving: I have been wanting a director’s chair for my classroom for a really long time. Last summer I stalked craigslist and just about evey store possible, hoping to find a thrifty a bargain chair. But I never did and I couldn’t justify buying one at full price. Then this week I took a peek on the Pier One website and for the first time ever, they were on sale! And I had a coupon!! It still wouldn’t necessarily qualify as a “thrifty” purchase. But I saved $20, and that was good enough for me.
And if I wasn’t already sold when I got to the store, the lone hot pink cover that was sitting on the shelf did me in!! I love the color and the best part was, it was on clearance for $5.00!!! And THAT definetly qualified as thrifty in my book 😉
3. Thinking: Is there anyone not thinking this right now? Because if there is, I’d love to know your secret. Don’t get me wrong, I have appreciated every blissful day of break! Especially since I know people like my
bitter poor hubs don’t get one. But it’s still never easy for me to see them go. Teachers at my school report back in 10 days and the kids come back a week after that- Eek!!
4. Wanting: I’ve entered every giveaway possible hoping that maybe just maybe I could win one of these bad boys to avoid the splurge. I even told myself: Self, you can have the directors chair or the planner, not both. But then Rachelle and Randi hosted a huge Erin Condren giveaway, on the same day that Erin Condren posted a $10 off code for teachers!! And before you knew it, myself and I decided that we do in fact need to own one of these planners if we couldn’t win one first. But we didn’t win. Sooo, now myself and I are probably ordering one. (Please don’t judge us-!!)
I love that I'm not the only one who focuses on the decorating portion of classroom setup before I can even get my mind around anything in the planning realm!
Me too! I can't focus on a thing to teach until our classroom environment is ready! I love those little pocket charts from Target!
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can't wait to see your 'after' photos-sure it will be super cute!!
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I bought a life planner earlier this month! It should be arriving any day now. 🙂 I can't wait to see it!
Thanks for sharing your photos, I can't wait to see the after pics!
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Super cute and organized classroom definitely = a great year!!! haha I got my EC teacher planner in the mail this morning and I am SO excited!! I can't wait to write in it!!! I love your director's chair and think they are super cute in classrooms! I'd wanted one for a while, but couldn't find one so I settled with a wicker chair from IKEA and will probably stick with that until it starts falling apart! It has a hot pink cushion though, so we are definitely on the same page there!! Good luck getting your room organized! I am at the same stage right now!! And I love the purple pocket charts!! I have been wanting purple forever, but can't find them at my Target or Lakeshore… guess I'll have to keep looking!!
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Like all the others have said and I agree…academics can be focused on after the environment/organization is done. I LOVE LOVE LOVE that ecard…it's SO PERFECT. (I must steal it!) I think only teachers understand.
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I found your blog through Farley's Currently blog hop. I too feel that I must tackle to decoration portion of back to school preparation, before I can do anything else. It's my home away from home, so I want to feel comfortable an in a happy place when I'm there. I'm a blogging newbie and would love it if you'd hop over to check out my blog when you get a chance.
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