Currently - April

I am so excited that April is here... that means another Currently Linky from my girl Farley!!  Head on over to link up & don't forget the rule of three.
Listening - The "TEST" for my kiddos is Wednesday, so I will be doing lots of reviewing with a fun twist.  They have LOVED the STAAR-ingo activities.We also played STAARopoly, which I made/borrowed last year from Lindsay over at My Life as a Third Grade Teacher.  ( I looked & looked for the post, but couldn't find it again.)
Loving - I am so excited to have taken Friday off.  This will be the first day I have missed school this year & I think I truly deserve it.  Myself & several of my teacher friends are going to Port Aransas for the weekend for some beach, sunshine, & lots of fun!!
Thinking - I would really like to give handwritten notes to my students tomorrow afternoon before they leave school.  I want them to have something to read & think about the night before the "TEST" for my subject. 
Wanting - So... I went to the beach yesterday for Easter and got the most random sunburn.  I might or might not have put sunscreen across my whole chest.  There are hand marks... eek!!
Needing - I would really like to get a massage Friday morning before i head to the beach.  The stress of the "TEST" has been making me feel achy.  Can I request a hot masseuse??
 Advice - "Be true to yourself"  This works in all areas of life.  Sometimes I wonder if I should do a lesson with my kiddos, or blog something, or post something for sale in my store... I just ask myself is this me?  Never try to be someone else or something that you are not.  Life lesson...
Hope everyone is having an amazing Monday... Don't forget the rule of three!!


  1. Hi, you were one link-up ahead of me on Farley's linky. I love your advice! "Be true to yourself." It doesn't get much better than that! Good luck on the STAAR! :)

    Jamie at 2nd Grade Stuff

  2. I admire you for wanting to write notes to each student- What a lot of extra work from you! I know your kids will love the personal touch! I found you thru Farley's Currently and I'm your newest follower! Visit my blog when you have time!

  3. Hi Sandy:
    Don't you just LOVE Currently?
    I hope you enjoy your beach trip. I went to Port Aransas last summer and I just LOVED it. It really was calming and relaxing.
    Good luck on the STAAR test. I'm off to check out STAAR-ingo!

    Finding JOY in 6th Grade

  4. Love your post! We have testing coming up in 9 teacher days!!! Math and Reading! I can't believe how this school year has flown by! Love the rock at the end of your post!!! I may just have to make one of those;) Take care of the sunburn:)

    4th Grade Frolics

  5. Just discovered your blog! Love it! I also teach 5th grade and our tests will be upon us in about 4 weeks! UGH! I love reading your posts! Good luck on those tests!

  6. Sandy,

    Just found your blog and I am so thankful I did! I can't wait to browse around and read more!
    Good luck on our STAAR! We take ours in a few weeks!

    Thanks for the comment you left on my blog- I LOVE the idea of a scavenger hunt! I will have to try that soon!!

    Koonce’s Korner

  7. Good luck on STAAR! We are testing Tuesday & Wednesday!


  8. Good luck on STAAR! We have ours in two weeks, ugh... I'm already over it, lol. Love your blog and ideas and I would love for you to check out my April Monthly Market linky! Your STARR-ingo and STARR-opoly would be perfect!

    Teaching with a Touch of Twang

  9. Good luck tomorrow! I too test tomorrow and Wednesday! Can you please take a close up of hour STAAR-opoly board? I'm just curious about your spaces.

  10. I really really really want to go to Port Aransas with you!!!! I haven't been to the beach in FAR too long and I can hear it calling my name...... Enjoy your long weekend and good luck with your testing!

    Teaching Texas Teens


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