Monday, April 1, 2013

April Currently...and a great TPT deal!

Check out my not so April Fools deal below...

So glad we had today off from school. Not exactly a fun day to be with a bunch of students! Today is my last day of spring break, back to the grind tomorrow for the first of 54 days left until summer vacation. My parents, husband and I brought my daughter to Disney World for five days. After a rough start, being delayed for 5 hours and missing most of our first day, we made it and had a whirlwind of a week.

We waited in so many lines to get picture with princesses it probably took half of our time up. We had reservations for a lunch with the princesses on Friday, our last day, and I do not suggest doing that. Make it on the first day and then you won't have to wait in all the lines the first few days for your eager, excited little ones! Such an expensive vacation, but worth it to see the look in your child's eyes. 

Now on to April Currently, thanks to Farley at Oh' Boy Fourth Grade...

Listening: Yea...I'm watching the first G.I. Joe because my husband brought me to see the second one and I was not happy when my eye candy, Channing Tatum, died in the first 10 minutes. The only way he got me to the movie theater to see G.I. numero dos is because I thought I was going to be able to watch Tatum the whole time.

Loving: That's right...I've counted the remaining days until summer vacation. It is that time of the year again when all of us teachers are stressing about tests and whether or not our kiddos are ready to move onto the next grade. I have a lot to look forward to this summer...weddings, trip to San Francisco and wine county, a possible Bon Jovi concert, spending time in NY with family...

Thinking: I still do not know my fate for the 2013-14 school year. I thought I was moving to Kindergarten, but now the school is changing and we might not be looping K-1, 2-3, and 4-5...K and 3 will be stand alone grades, and 1-2 and 4-5 will loop.  I should be finding out tomorrow what I will be teaching. 

Wanting: Fractions are my least favorite math topic to teach. I find it so hard to teach the concept of fractions, mixed numbers and adding and subtracting them. We are about 3 weeks behind the county pacing guide because of snow days and running behind on our last few units. I just can't wait until it is over!

Needing: 10 pounds is my goal for the next 12 or so weeks. I have lost 10 since the New Year...did really well the first month, eating healthier, exercising almost daily. I have plateaued the past month or so...eating what I want, but running longer distances. I guess the two are canceling each other out. I think I ran about 25 miles this month. My goal for April will be 30. I have a 5K June 8th, and I have done a few runs between 4-5 miles. I only run 2-3 times a week, and I need to do more. I also need to get back into using Fitness Pal to track my calories. 

Advice: I am not a novice blogger for sure! I am a beginner by all means, even though I have been doing it for almost a year. My number one advice for TPT sellers would be to blog about your products and allow 5 teachers to have the products for free to provide feedback. Become a premium member if you plan on keeping up with creating products, it really does make a difference!

I do not have any new products this month, but I am going to give the first 10 teachers to comment on this post and who buy an item from my TPT store, any free product that is equal or lower value. That's right, buy my spring packet and get any other $5 packet for free! Check out my storefront: If You Give A Teacher A Treat

Happy Spring Everyone!


  1. We just found you through Farley's currently! Absolutely LOVE that someone else is already doing the Summer countdown! Your pics of Disney look like so much fun!
    Stop by and visit us sometime!!!
    Second Grade Smartypants

  2. Ohhh, I <3 Channing Tatum! We have 33 days left until summer break (we started August 1st) and we haven't had our spring break yet! Your Disney pictures look awesome. Found you via Farley's linky! Enjoy your last day of break!
    Funky Fresh Firsties

  3. Hi! I found your blog through Farley's April Currently. Your blog is cute! I always wondered what it would be like to loop. I hope you soon find out what grade you are teaching next year. We want to take our family to Disney in a few years. Our youngest is still too young. My break doesn't begin till June 17th!!!
    I strongly agree with your advice about becoming a premium member on TPT.

    That First Grade Blog

  4. I'm so jealous...I love Disneyworld. We went to Disneyland a couple years ago and had so much fun. What grades do you have to choose from next year? I put in a transfer from my school and said I'd teach any grade k-5 if I transferred. Nervous that I'll get put in K but to transfer will be sooo worth it. I just work in one of those "tough" buildings with "tough" personalities. I'm ready for some fun teachers in a fun and supportive work environment. Let us know what grade you get. I will look in your store and see what I would like to buy...I'll either comment again or email you my decision. Thank you for offering such a deal!

    Stephanie Ann
    Sparkling in Third Grade

  5. Just found you through Farley's linky - love your Disney pics!! I'm your newest follower :)

    Science for Kids Blog

  6. Found out this morning that I will be teaching firstie's next year!! This was my second choice, behind kindergarten, but I am thrilled. I will still be looping though, first to second. I am happy with it! And I get to loop with my bestie at work. We make a great team. Can't wait to find out who else is on our team tomorrow morning at our faculty meeting.