Thursday, May 2, 2013

Currently May!

I say May, you say countdown!

May!  (countdown.)

Hello Summer!  

I can almost taste it.  Or smell it.  And I can definitely feel it.
Or maybe that's the Texas heat getting to me?

I'm linking up with Farley to tell you what I'm currently up to.

Check it out:

Listening: I am currently listening to Downton Abbey.  Thank you Melissa for suggesting this next. 

Loving: My placement for next year!  

This. just. in.  

You are looking at a SECOND GRADE teacher!

Next year I will be moving back to my old school!

(two cheers and a toe touch! I never thought this would happen but I am SO happy it is!  I those ladies over there.  And I will be across the hall from my previous team teacher! BLESS-ING!)

I will also be switching grade levels!

(three claps and a change of underwear! I am excited and SUPER nervous!)

I could not be more happy and sad all at the same time.  

I have fallen in love with first grade, but it is only a matter of time before I fall in love with second.  

My biggest concern is: What'll I do with my blog title!?!?!

When I started this blog, I thought I would not be a first grade teacher.

I pictured myself as one of those teachers.  You know the one.  Gray hair.  Glasses.  Broom Skirt.  First grade teacher for life.  

Who was I kidding?

I keep telling myself that I will be more professionally developed.  I am excited to learn the ins and outs of a new grade but all that excitement comes with fear! What if I'm only made for first?

Be honest:  Is switching grade levels like your first year of teaching all.over.again?

Thinking: Of all the things we need to squeeze into this month of May.  YIKES!  Between End of the Year testing, Parent Conferences, Reflections and Evaluations, not to mention packing up and moving classrooms, preparing for summer school, and switching grade levels...I might not be sleeping much!

Wanting: More Parenthood.  Season Five anyone?  

Needing: To go to the doctor.  My allergies cannot keep up with the bipolar Texas weather.  Over the past twenty four hours I managed to gain a sinus infection and loose my voice.  

My sweet students were very concerned when they noticed the change in my voice.  They were so sweet!  I even had a student come lead the class as the "teacher" while we choral read our weekly story.  Precious firsties :)

Summer Bucket List: 
1. Make a quilt for our bed.
2. Organize my classroom supplies for next year!
3. Downsize my classroom supplies and household items!  It's been three years since we've moved apartments.  We have only been moving things INTO the's about time we take some things out in order to make room for all my teacher stuff simplify our life!
4. RELAX!  I plan on spending plenty of time poolside with a cold beverage in one hand and a good book in the other. Will you remind me of this when I am knee deep in lesson planning, organizing, and teaching summer school?  Pleaseandthankyou!

I always find it hard to relax over the summer....about one week one day into my summer vacation I get bored and want to go back to the mundane routine of teaching.  

What do you do to help yourself relax and enjoy the break?

-The Frizz


  1. Congratulations on your new assignment! I can relate to feeling excited and scared at the same time. I'm not so nervous about changing grades (6th), but the possibility of teaching other subjects if I move from middle to elementary. YIKES!! As for summer...I'm usually bored for first half and then I catch my summer stride, become productive, and then don't want the summer to end. I guess it takes me a good month or so to switch gears. Happy May!

  2. Oh, I am so excited for your new placement!! Congratulations!!!! :) I just found your blog through Farley's currently! Are you loving Downton Abbey?!? It's so great :)

    I hope you have a wonderful day!!
    LIttle Miss Primary

  3. You're welcome! But you can't LISTEN to that... trust me! You have to WATCH every BIT! :)

    You forgot to say GO SEE MELISSA LEACH this summer! :) Bucket List- for SURE! :)

    I'm sorry the TX weather is kicking you! Hang in there.


  4. Second Grade is so much fun. I am so excited for you! I have only watched one season of Downton Abbey and have fallen in love with it!
    Have a wonderful day!
    ❀Beth Ann❀
    Taming My Flock of Firsties

  5. Girl you had me cracking up! "two cheers and a toe touch" "three claps and a change of underwear!" Oh are too much! :)
    Ms. Shope's Class

  6. You'll love 2nd grade!! It's the best. :-) Yay for two cheers and a toe touch. Love it! I switched from 5th to 2nd three years ago and honestly it was like my first year all over. But, that was a HUGE jump. You'll know exactly what your 2nd graders should have learned last year. I think it won't be that bad for you. I can't wait to keep up with you new journey.

    The 2nd Grade Surprise