Currently in April

April, sunshine, and Spring Break. Life is good. I went in to school today to clean up a big mess I left behind last Friday afternoon. Brought home a little bit to do my planning for next week when we're back in school. We have a professional development day Monday and I'm so excited! No really, I am. It's not sarcasm this time. Chris Biffle is coming for a day on Whole Brain Teaching! Woohoo! I hear it's a pretty intense day but I'm sure it will be awesome. I'll let you know.
In the meantime here's a link to one of my favorite WBT videos you've likely already seen, but could you really get tired of watching this adorable little boy lead the class in the rules? I smile every time I watch it.

Since it's April (already) I'm linking up with Farley again for this month's Currently.
 Listening- It's terribly windy outside today and has been for the last couple days. I really want to work in the yard and get my flowers trimmed up. Maybe tomorrow will be nicer.

Loving- Oh yeah, Spring Break. What's not love? Sleeping in, staying up late, no worries about what to wear, or getting lunch ready the night before. I wish I could say I've been extremely productive, but... not so much. And I'm enjoying it.

Thinking- that pretty much explains itself. 

Wanting- my husband's first real estate sales are supposed to close in the next 2 weeks. I sure hope they go smoothly. One hit a major hiccup last weekend but he saved it. My husband was laid off a couple years ago so he got his real estate license and after lots of work getting his name out there the sales are here! It will be nice to do more than just pay bills. We're going to celebrate with a trip to Disneyland later this month or next month. He loves Disneyland! and we could use a fun trip.

Needing- Yippee I get my hair cut on Wednesday! I'm past due and it's driving me crazy.

My blog name- First Grade definitely found me! I didn't even want to be a teacher when I started college. I was a biology major and planned to become a zookeeper. But that first quarter chemistry kicked my you-know-what and my plans needed to change. I'd been very involved in 4-H and liked helping younger members in my project so I decided to become a teacher. But there was no way, no way! I could teach kinder or 1st grade. I was sure of it. How do you teach kids to cut with scissors, write their names, etc? Wouldn't you know it, my first job was a 1st/2nd combination and I loved it! Two years later we moved back closer to home and I decided I'd like whatever grade I got. That turned out to be kindergarten and no one was more surprised than me at how much fun I had. This year I moved up with my class from 1st to 2nd grade. It's been so much fun- this group is a dream! But one day after school it hit me, out of nowhere, that 1st grade really is what I love and that I wanted to go back. That surprised me too because I was all set to stay in 2nd for a while. I'm thrilled to be going back to
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and plan to stay there for a long time to come. So that's how First Grade Found Me- twice.

Thanks for popping by!


8 comments

  1. I have Spring Break next week and I can't wait! I have a lot to get done too. First grade is the best, I think:)

    The Busy Busy Hive

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    1. I must agree! Hope you enjoy your break.

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  2. Your story for the name behind your blog is so cute! I always think I can't imagine myself teaching anything but kinder! but I should give it a go if I get a chance! I hope you have a great spring break!

    Yukari
    A Pinch of Kinder

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    1. I loved teaching kindergarten! Aren't these lower grades just so much fun?

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  3. My Spring Break started today and I plan to spend it much like you! No big plans, but it will sure be nice to have the time off. :) Enjoy your haircut...I am also due for one!
    - Kelly :)
    Mrs. Campbell's Kids

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    1. Just having relaxing days with no schedule has been wonderful. Enjoy!

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  4. Spring beard! Yay! Glad to hear you're enjoying your break. I'm having Easter holidays now--4 days:)
    I loved your teacher story, too!
    Barbara Leyne Designs

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    1. It's nice that you get extra days for Easter. Have a wonderful holiday!

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