Is it any surprise that I'm a bit late to the Currently Party this month? At least I showed up. The same cannot be said for March.
Anyway, I'm going to be a
much slightly better blogger this month I promise, (said the blogger who was a week late posting....) so let's start off with letting you know what's going on currently in my world!
Listening: We are a few days in to spring break now at my district but the weather is classic Washington weather. Rain on top of rain. A little drizzle, a small shower, a few minutes of sun and then a sprinkle of more rain. I'm not complaining though, just observing.
Loving: I went back and forth between Silhouette and Cricut for months and finally made the choice last month and bough my new favorite thing; the Cricut Explore (not the Air, I just use a Bluetooth adapter for wireless capabilities. I have been making endless cards, vinyl decals, and t-shirt stencils.
(I know... not at all teaching related, unless you count the books it's stacked on!)
Thinking: I don't know about you but student loans randomly just stress me out. I start to think about the math and the fact that I am still in my first year teaching and then my head just can't handle it. So I HAD to share a series of post over at HoJo's Teaching Adventures that I thought was seriously helpful and stress-revealing! It's a 3-part series about teacher loan forgiveness options. If you are a teacher, go now and check it out. Especially if you are new to the game like me.
Wanting: I have got a list a mile long with some rearranging and redecorating that I would like to do in my classroom. Those kinders sure know how to wear down a classroom! ha
Needing: Let's be serious. I have stunk as a blogger for most of this school year. Grad school and first year of teaching is a crazy combination to say the least. Not to mention my stubbornness and refusing to give up any other extra activities I enjoy like teaching Sunday School, working at our district Stadium, playing on our staff volleyball team, and hours of DIY.
Eggs-plain your name: My blog was previously know as "Rooting for Third Grade" because I taught it third grade during my student teaching experiences which inspired the creation of this blog. However, my first real teaching experience was in a developmental preschool and then this year I took a kindergarten position and the name needed to go. It was one of my lovely readers who suggested the garden theme as fun nod to my last name (Root) and so The Chalkboard Garden emerged.
Happy Spring Break! (or post break for some!)