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Wednesday 3 April 2013

April Currently...


Listening: to 80s music.
I made the mistake of asking "where is our ghetto blaster?" today to my Grade 8 class on our first day back to school. They laughed at me and I realized, it isn't called a ghetto blaster anymore. I said, "So what do you call it?" they laughed some more... "a stereo?!?!" This is the first time in a long time that I felt really old. But it was a funny moment. I love 80s music, blasting on my ghetto blaster - so what?

Loving: the weather.
We had the most amazing weather over Easter long weekend. It was a perfect way to wrap up Spring Break, spend Easter and celebrate my daughters 10th birthday. Fabulous sunshine!

Thinking: About our new units at school.
Touching Spirit Bear novel study and Castle Building projects. I am really excited about both units because I have some fun activities planned to make them more engaging and fun for the students.

Wanting: A massage.
I am feeling a lot of stress in my neck and slept funny last night so my shoulder is sore.

Needing: A massage? ha ha I don't know if that is a need or a want at the moment. I also need to get more sleep. Isn't that always my need every month ha ha!

Advice:  Hmmm... Work-Life Balance.
After some R & R over Spring Break, I am appreciating being back to work, but taking it easy and trying to have better time management and learn to say "NO" sometimes. I think as educators we take on too much, too often, and need to set aside time to relax. I have started to take longer walks with my puppy and family, play candy crush to unwind, and delegate/pass on tasks and say no when I simply can't do it all.

If you read my blog regularily you will know I have started to participate in this monthly "CURRENTLY" blog post that originates from Farley's awesome blog here.


  1. Thanks for stopping by my blog. I'm your newest follower too! I'm trying to switch grade levels and schools next year so I could be any grade...k-8! I look forward to getting to know you.

    Stephanie Ann
    Sparkling in Third Grade

    1. I love Middle School, I did grade 6/7 a couple years ago and Grade 8 this year... much fun!

  2. I found you on Farley's linky, I love 80's music too! My kids made me feel old the other day when they asked what the money was like in the olden days! Arrggh, thank goodness for hair dye and make up I say!

    Mrs Poultney's Ponderings

    1. ha ha ha yes my daughter used to call the 80s the "olden days"

  3. A massage sounds amazing! I think those should be mandatory as a teacher! Stopping by from the link up.

    Elyse @ My Life with a Cherry on Top

  4. I absolutely love 80's music! Could you send some of that amazing weather to us. :)
    Have a great day!
    ❀Beth Ann❀
    Taming My Flock of Firsties

    1. We are back to rain, so hopefully nice sun headed to you ha ha!