January 1, 2013

Currently 2013

Welcome to 2013! I am linking up yet again with Farley for this month's currently.

I can't believe our break is almost over...  :( I am loving being home and being lazy and just being a mom to my two great kids!

I am headed out to "The Dump" to try to find a new coach in the morning... a little nervous b/c I think they are like shoes, it may seem comfortable in the store but then you sit in it for a while and not so much. But unlike shoes, you are stuck with it for years!

I have about 10 files on my desktop titled "Need to finish for TpT" Sure wish I could actually finish something. Seriously, what is my deal??

The beginning of my school year was rough. Lots of behavior issues and very, very low benchmark scores. I am usually strong in classroom management and my scores are typically good... I am not liking this and I am constantly reflecting and tweaking. Kind of excited for this "new" start and hoping to make the most of it!

OLW: Breathe. I need to slow down, regroup and just breathe. I am way to stressed and it is effecting my family. I need to work on finding a way to not let everything bother me and I need to learn to let go of some things. I become more and more "type A" each year :(

At the beginging of the year we read a book called the Energy Bus and one take away for me was "I'm too blessed to be stressed" That is so true and I know it in my heart but I can't seem to get my brain to understand. 


  1. Hi Heather!

    I love your word "breathe". I need to do that as well. My OCD Type A personality sets in and I get myself stressed out. Good luck finding the perfect couch. Good luck with the rest of your school year. It's so tough when you are amongst a "challenging" year. Happy New Year!


    1. Thank you for your kind words and for understanding. I hope you have a great year too!Looks like you've already been busy creating :)

  2. I love you OLW!!! How appropriate for MOST of us teachers out there! Good luck to you in the New Year!

    PS ... love your adorable owls on your blog!! cute, cute!

    Beg, Borrow, Steal

    1. Thanks! I just headed over to your blog and I am your newest follower!

  3. I agree with the previous comments BREATH is something we all need to do more of. Thank you for your honest post. Your blog is so cute! Can't wait to browse some more.

  4. I love the owls! I also agree with BREATH. I tell myself that all the time! I am a new follower! I hope you have a great 2013!
    Second Grade is Out of This World

  5. This has been a rough year for me, too! Out of the 11 years I have been teaching, this has been the hardest. My benchmark scores are lower than normal, yet I have poured more planning time and creating time into my classroom than ever before. I think you are right with your word "breathe"...take it one moment at a time and know you are doing a great job in your classroom. I look forward to reading and exploring your blog more!


    1. Thank you for helping me remember that I am not alone! I hope you year gets better!!

  6. I hate couch shopping! My current couch is so ugly, but so comfortable.

    Chickadee Jubilee