Monday, April 1, 2013

April Currently

I'm linking up to the April Currently from Oh' Boy 4th Grade!

I think mine are pretty self-explanatory this time around! But here goes:

Listening: I'm a big fan of the Office, and after the last episode with Dwight's family singing that weird song at the end, Killer B couldn't get it out of her head. We finally downloaded it from iTunes.

Loving: I've been playing video games since they were invented. I still make time to veg out and play a video game even now. Since I had today off, I got to squeeze in a couple hours of play time! Good stuff!

Thinking: I can not stop stressing out about our trip on Friday. Taking 100 kids between 4 teachers, 3 interns, and a handful of parents to Philly for the day will be both exciting and stressful. Add in the 4 hours on the bus (a charter thank goodness) both ways and it's going to be the longest day of school known to man.

Wanting: I'm ready for all those things. And none are coming! Boo. hiss.

Needing: I'm SO behind on laundry it isn't even funny. I literally own 35 polo shirts of different colors and like 8 pairs of khakis. And none of them are clean. Sometimes I'm a little jealous of the variety women teachers have at their disposal for dressing for work.

Advice: My advice might be obvious. If you're making stuff for TpT, stick to stuff you can use in your own classroom. It's more authentic that way, and that way even if you don't sell it, you can use it for years to come. Everything in my store is stuff I use or used for years (for the K-2 stuff).

And that's it for me! What's everyone else up to? 


  1. That's my exact TPT advice too. That's how I started- I made so much anyway and someone said, why aren't you selling these?? Obviously now I put more explanation in them for fellow teachers, but it's exactly what you said- at least I'M using it if no one else is. :-P
    ideas by jivey

    1. Exactly! I got into it because I had all these files on my computer, and I was constantly sharing them with colleagues and then I finally figured I might as well see how they would do on TpT.

      It's actually helped me organize and update my own resources, which helps me in the classroom!

  2. I can't wait to finish our State Tests either and ours haven't even started yet! haha

    Polka Dots, Checks and Stripes

  3. I found you through the linky party. I love finding middle school teachers to follow and I'm your newest! Some day I might learn to make some things for the TPT store but I love buying and downloading things other teachers have created!

    1. Oo! And now I'm YOUR newest follower! I love that my blog is helping me find others to follow!

      I was a buyer on TpT for years before I finally took the plunge and listed some of my things. I think it's been worth it so far!

      Thanks for stopping by and following!

  4. Wow - an all-day trip to Philly sounds...quite adventurous! You're a brave teacher :)

    I definitely agree with your advice - it takes A LOT of time to create a quality product. If I make it and can definitely use it for my kiddos, it's never time wasted.

    Happy April!
    Joy in the Journey


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