Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Currently: July [Birthday Month!]

Well, where did we leave off?

What does it matter ?!  The school year has ended, I'm completed two more graduate courses, I JUST (literally) uploaded my first TpT product, and it's now JULY !!!  My birthday is Sunday !! :)  And ultimately, I'm blogging again. :)

To start off the month, I linked up with Farley over at Oh Boy Fourth Grade ! My, how I have missed these.. It's good to be back. :)

Basically, all you really need to know is that my boyfriend comes home tomorrow !!! :D :D :D 

He left June 21 for Haiti, so for those of us who are not math teachers .. that's 11 DAYS THAT HE'S BEEN GONE ! Well, tomorrow will make day 11.  But I digress ...
I've missed him, but fortunately he left when it was my last week of school, so I had packing up my classroom, finishing my last week and few assignments with my graduate summer class, reading The Fault in Our Stars and lifeguarding to keep me somewhat occupied and not *so* focused on missing him.   In some way, it was a blessing in disguise that he was away - I focused on packing up my classroom and moving 100 feet down the hallway.  That was .... hmm ... that was just A LOT of work.  I had moved classrooms in September and then moved AGAIN last week.  Crazy! I just got out of school LAST WEEK !!! June 27th to be exact.

While the boy (that's what I call him, or "skittles", "homeboy", or "handsome") was away, I wrote out a card for him to open each day.  Each card had a few Bible verses and a either a little prayer or a note for him. :)  I have had the honor to fervently pray for him while he's been away.  God has certainly brought us closer together in homeboy's absence.  I certainly pray that through this opportunity he was afforded, he has grown closer and deeply in love with the One Who Gave It All. 
Now I'm just nervous about picking him up at the airport tomorrow! -_- Traffic, NYC, parking, being alone !! AHH !!! Pray for me, please.

I also uploaded my *first* TpT item - a classroom library sign out sheet or cards .. you're pick.  I'm looking at my list of ideas I made this year while I taught to figure out what to create next. :)  I think we're gonna go with some things for IFL, our last ELA unit in our school year.

And finally, I'm really looking forward to the 4th.  Supposedly, here in NJ we're looking at some bad weather because of a hurricane a'comin ???? I'll believe it when I see it.  Other than that, I need to get some books together to read while at the beach!


Amanda Smith said...

Wow! Congrats on your first TpT product!! That is so exciting! I am fairly new to TpT as well (started in January of this year) and it is such a blessing. Good luck!

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Renee G said...

I was just about to start working on my July Currently when I noticed Farley's Teacher Block Party so I decided to check out the 3rd grade blogs because I teach 3rd...spotted your link and clicked it...up popped your July Currently, including the words "Ocean Grove" and "Asbury Park"...WOOT! A fellow Joisey girl that teaches 3rd!!! I'll be sure to visit here again & hope you'll pop by my blog, The Third Grade Learning Spot. Happy b-day! And, I heard some forecasters say the bad weather will blow away by July 4th fireworks time *fingers crossed*

Sarah said...

Congrats on your first TPT product! I've been saying that I would start my store about 2 years ago - and still yet to upload anything! Maybe your productivity will rub off on me...? Hehe *Wishful Thinking* ........Oh, and Happy Early Birthday! Mine was a couple of weeks ago - Isn't it great to have a summer birthday?! I've always loved it :) I hope you have a FANtabUlous birthday!
~Sarah :)

MsAPlusTeacher said...

I just ordered a slew of summer reading books with some Barnes and Nobles gift cards but I'm always looking to add to my cart or nook. I just finished A Fault in our Stars and The Maze Runner series. What's on your reading list??

Hope you get to enjoy the Fourth! It'd be amazing to be near the beach! Hope the hurricane stays a bay :)

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Melanie Jordan said...

Hi Jenn, I love your blog! I was hoping you might hop over to my blog and enter my giveaway! Thanks!!
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