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CURRENTLY July 2015

I was watching the US Women's World Cup game
and I was inspired to do this CURRENTLY design
I hope you love it.
I played soccer from 2nd grade through college
up until I blew my knee out when I was like 30.
I LOVE SOCCER
like {PUFFY} heart love it!!!
GO USA

This month's CURRENTLY sponsor is…


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oh and I have to say
THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU to all of you that donated last month
together we raised over $600
OVER $600
that is mind blowing!!!
POW… that was my mind blown
any who
I will be delivering the check to the WAG organization at their Adoption Day Event on July 25th 
and I can't wait.  There is also going to be City Council Members along with WAG representatives.  I am so excited and my heart is so FULL that my little ole blog was able to raise so much for a great cause!!!! THANKS SO MUCH!!! If it wasn't for my fantabulous readers, none of this would be possible.  Miss Pat, at WAG, said that this money is greatly needed because several of the dogs that they still have in the rescue (from the flood) are heart worm positive, and have other ailments and this money will be used to help with their treatments and other medical care.  THANKS again for being so AWESOME!!!



and now for what you have been waiting on…
 the game is over and I am so excited…
GO USA!!!

Every year Hubs takes off for the 4th and we head out to THE SIPP…
AKA Mississippi
so if any of you Mississippi Gulf Coast peeps want to meet up
holla at me
we go there to visit my Gma and other family
BUT let's keep it real… I go to see my GMA

and let's not talk about the lack of packing I have done or not done…
I am really good at stacking everything on the bed and organizing it that way
and then SWISH… pack it in the suitcase last minute…
so I have bed stacks
I just need to pack it

I am excited about VEGAS…
REALLY I AM…
BUT
I am nervous about
flying
packing
crowds
flying
being over scheduled
flying
mingling
flying
flying and flying

I am usually a pretty confident person…
but because I can hide behind this computer screen…
and I know how to take a pic from my good side and angle…
plus I have a WONDERFUL app for editing my selfies…
ask me in vegas and I will share it with you!!!
BUT… I will admit it...
I am nervous about meeting everyone…
and being out in the open… is that weird… am I the only one???
I can hide behind this blog
and edited pics and edited words
but not in VEGAS…
I don't have anything to hide
I am just worried…
I feel like I am going to a new high school and I want to be the cool kid…
tons of questions...
what do you wear
how many outfits do I bring
do I have time to play slots
do I bring my laptop
will all my chins show up in the pics
am I gonna sweat like a pig… I sweat so easily
have you seen the predicted temps
will my makeup melt off my face
will people like me
will people like my #currentlyvegas
will people do the above mentioned hashtag
will my hair cooperate
if I sweat I sweat pink… because of my hair… smirk face
will I be ok on the plane…
will my roommate hate me before we land
how big can my carry on be
can I pack hairspray
is their a wt limit for luggage
I hate flying
HATE it
hope I don't forget anything…
AHHHHHHHHHH remind me why I am going again…
really I am excited I am
anywho… I need to get over this
I will be fine… I just have to get there
and I need to relax and enjoy the moment…
AND first I have THE SIPP to enjoy
and I am sure HUBS will love hearing about all my nervous nelly problems on our 8 hour drive
no wait he is driving… 10 hour drive!!! ha ha ha

ALL STAR… everyone knows if they want an honest opinion…
come to me
If you are trying an outfit on… I will not lie and tell you that outfit looks great
I will not be blunt and mean… I will do it nicely...
I would hope you do the same…
if your boyfriend is a jerk and you ask for advice I will tell you like it is…
I do have a filter but if you ask for advice be prepared… I do deliver an honest opinion.

my friends know this and sometimes they have to tell me to just listen… no advice needed
I am a good listener too!!!

OK your turn...


all star… what are you great at

here are the RULES… 
please follow the rules
I have noticed some are not doing the rule of 3…
please read these and follow them
PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE
and no saving your spot on the linky list by linking to a blank page
while you make your currently…
please and thank you… 






and don't forget you can do CURRENTLY in your classroom!!!


SUMMER Math Camp… and I had the art rotation

Last week... you might have seen my super OVERLOAD of
IG pics when I was working at our SUMMER Math Camp… 
I got a lot of feedback on these, and a few asked if I was going to blog about it…
and well looky here… I DID!!!



 protractor art was the first day…
I thought it was simple enough for everyone
we did not finish these in the 45 minutes, so I had them put them on a side table
and they would work on them when they had time the next few days…
some kiddos never finished but all they had to do was finish coloring
which they said they could do at home
I am going to do this activity with my incoming fouthies
because one it is FUN and two it is a great way to become familiar with a brand new math tool!!!
and well it is FUN!!!
 this activity was a struggle for some… a few… like one in each group
and half of the firsties
they have to cut a shape that uses the perimeter as apart of its shape…
if they cut shapes out of the middle it did not work
I had lots of extra squares available
a few kids never caught on and so they just cut random shapes out
of their square and glued them all over their white paper…
they had to use the entire square and glue ALL of the parts down
it is still an exploding square… right…
sorry no pics of those

 these were fun
but took a lot longer than I thought…
all kiddos did these
and did them well
here are some more examples
well that is about it…
I kept it simple.
If you need more explanation
let me know… 

CURRENTLY June 2015 and helping Wimberley

**** please read below my CURRENTLY to see how I want to help Wimberley****


OH MY GOSH!!!
so raise your hand if you are still in school…
(my hand goes up)
I am on my final week and I think I am more ready for summer than my kiddos
which is crazy because I LOVE my class
and I will miss them
miss them a bunch

well what does June FIRST bring you…
you guessed it…
CURRENTLY

this month's sponsor is

The Teaching Texan




Thinking - Wimberley is very dear to my heart… my family and I have gone to Market Days in Wimberley every first Saturday March - December (it is closed Jan- Feb) since I was in like 2nd grade!!! So I have been there like over 200 times… maybe closer to 300 because sometimes I go there just for fun too… anyways… If you have seen on the nightly news… it was devastated… it is horrible… it is the worst thing I have ever seen that was caused by Mother Nature.  This place was a tiny little town with the most serene and magical setting… gently rolling creeks and a beautiful river,  giant cypress trees that shade the creeks and river, and charm charm charm… It just breaks my heart to see the pictures from there… just unimaginable!!! if you want to see some pics look up the hashtag #wimberley on Instagram and see for yourself… 
the sad thing is the terrain is changed forever… the grand cypress trees that once framed the river are now fallen victims from the wrath of the flash flood… some of these trees were estimated to be over 500 years old… and maybe older… it truly crushes me!!! the sights and stories are unimaginable just mind blowing…
there is estimated over 300 homes just in the Wimberley area were washed away or severely damaged…
not only were several people washed away BUT lots of pets were washed away too
dogs, cats, birds, and even a tortoise are some of the rescued animals I have seen
many of these pets are being found along the banks wet and scared…
but many of them are also not microchipped or have any ID and so they are being housed at Wimberley Adoption Group and Rescue… or WAG… until there owner can claim them
also some are being housed at WAG because their owners do not have a place to take them home to.

My heart is telling me to ask for donations for WAG…
I usually get around 200 link ups on my CURRENTLY and if everyone donated at least one dollar…
I could deliver a nice donation check to WAG.
You are not required to do this… but if your heart is calling to you too… here is the donation button



I will leave the donate button open for 2 weeks.  My goal is to get $200 to donate to WAG!!!
My DREAM GOAL is $500 *wink*
please spread the word through your CURRENTLY POST!!!
by using this little pic


alrighty thanks so much for taking the time to read that and
fingers crossed donate
here is your template!!!



on SUMMER LOVIN… write a few things you are going to LOVE about this summer… I always say pick 3 because 3 is my favorite number
but if you want to do more or less… just do it!!! 




Do you ask for parent feedback… I do and it gives me...

How do you get parent feedback???
Have you ever asked your parents to let you know how the year went?
Does that idea scare you…
it does me!!!
BUT
every single year
I force myself to pass out end of year parent surveys.



Even the bad years (you know when you have THAT class)
I pass them out!!!
and to tell you the truth…
I have done this for a good 5-6 years… maybe longer
the years just start blending together ya know
anyways
every single time I get heart felt, honest, good feedback
and sometimes I get some zingers
and sometimes I get whoppers
and sometimes I get smooshy lovey dovey we love yous
and you know what I love them all

you always need and desire the positive feedback…
you want to be told you are doing a WONDERFUL job
which is why those love dovey notes are great and awesome
BUT those zingers and whoppers are just as important
those parents have something to say
(something truly constructive to say)
their feedback should be loved too
sometimes the truth hurts…
but that is when I really reflect about what I need to do
 to be better

I am not gonna lie…
it gives me gas to pass these out and wait for them to trickle back in
(when I get stressed I get gassy)
and then at night I have to put in my mouth guard so my TMJ doesn't get inflamed!!!
(I clench my teeth like a bear trap)
 ((thanks to my hubs for a great simile on that one… good one bear trap))
anywho…
it stresses me out to see what they are going to say…
you never know
and I have perfection issues
BUT these little surveys
good, bad, honest, and all the in between
help shape me into a better teacher



I just now updated my End of Year Parent Survey
it needed a font lift
and tomorrow I will be passing them out…
so bring on the gasX and bite guard…

If this is something you think you might be interested in
I have mine in my TpT store… cheap too
it is just a simple 2 page survey
( I print mine front to back to save trees)
I am showing you the back side as a sample…
can't show you everything here… can I… so
click on any of the pics to head on over there to check it out



shadows, foil, and art




http://doodles-and-noodles.blogspot.com/2012/10/figurative-sculpture.html
click on this pic to head to her blog









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